Welcome to Joanne Parkes Counselling and Therapy Service where I have the pleasure of being able to offer you a warm, comforting and confidential and non-judgmental service from my private therapy room at home in Biddulph. I am a registered member of the BACP and this means I meet the BACP’s standards for safe and ethical practice. I hold a clean up to date enhanced DBS and professional indemnity and liability insurance which enables me to work anywhere.
I am a qualified counsellor with experience of working with clients on a wide range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Affairs and betrayals, Domestic violence, bereavement and loss, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Relationship issues, Separation and divorce, Abortion, Anger management, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, Physical abuse, Redundancy, Stress, relationships, Work-related stress, Loss and change.
I have felt drawn to this type of work through developing an interest in people – what makes us who we are and the influence different experiences and life circumstances have on our lives and our developing selves. In our work together I promise to offer you respect for you as an individual with the power to change, empathy to see the world from your point of view without judgement and honesty in our work together. I don’t and won’t judge you but I will give you all the time and space you need, to build the trust required, to share with and to find the way forward that is uniquely best for you. I work with a person centred method which means I work at your pace and with what you want to bring to sessions. I believe that we are all able to change and so improve our lives with good therapy is all about the relationship. Feeling safe, feeling you can trust the other person to hear you and not judge you, to accept you where you are. They are authentic and real with you, while respecting boundaries. Feeling heard, seen, accepted and understood is extremely healing and powerful. Once you experience this in a therapeutic relationship you can start to reveal, start to explore the parts of yourself in the shadows and move towards a more authentic fulfilling way of being.