John ParkerIntegrative therapist
I am passionate about helping clients resolve issues that are causing some level of emotional distress .
I want to help promote positive mental health . I work alongside my clients to promote this , whatever the issue .
I have made a special study of psychological trauma . This is what can result in PTSD , or where complex traumas originated in childhood - sexual abuse , physical abuse , emotional abuse or extreme neglect , COMPLEX PTSD . I work with both males and females and all genders .
Psychological traumas can also lead to dissociative disorders (which are often misdiagnosed by psychiatry professionals).
My work is primarily person- centred , integrative and relational . I work to identify and release blocked emotions and negative energies .
One of the models I work with - The Chrysalis Model - holds that past , present , future all hold equal value . therapeutic change work can occur in any of the three tenses , or , ideally , all three .
It seems to me that most problems with the human condition relate to our need for nurturing relationships so any natural solution has to come via right relationship . The starting point for this is to be in right relationship with oneself .
Wether the presenting issue be anxiety , depression , one of the addictions , anger management , or even the psychoses , making the shift to be in right relationship with oneself is core to healing .
I enjoy helping others to find their way into nurturing relationship with others. We all need these .
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Individual counselling (hour) - £50
Couple counselling (90 mins.) - £75
REDUCTIONS for students / unwaged / low-waged MAY BE CONSIDERED
Training and qualifications
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (2012) - first trained in hypnotherapy 1998 , with private practice in Hull.
Emotional Freedom Technique certificate (Level 2 practitioner - AAMET)
Registered Mental Nurse (1993)
Certificate in Alcohol Counselling - Aquarius (1993)
Advanced Cerificate in Working with Addictions
City & Guilds 730-7 - adult education tutor
3 years training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
grief/loss counsellor (NHS trained)
group facilitation techniques
University graduate - social sciences - Hull university (1983)
certificate in relational supervision (Cambridge relational Institute)
foundation certificate in group psychotherapy