Derek Richard Parker

Derek Parker


NMGC Certificate in Counselling Accreditation
Certificate in Clinical Supervision (NHS)
CPCAB Trainers Course
RSA Certificate in Counselling
Cert Ed FE/HE BPCFE (LSU Southampton)
C&G 924 Trainers Certificate
C&G 926 Youth Supervision Certificate
WIMC Certificate in Supervision

Professional Standards

I work to the BACP Code of Ethics

My Therapeutic Approach

I have 27 years experience in counselling and have accreditation in relationship and psychosexual counselling with NMGC. I have also at taught all levels of counsellor training for over 15 years.

I use both psychodynamic and behavioural methods in my counselling alongside my very wide and varied experience.

For the last seven years I have also been involved as a verifier for the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awards Body) Team, providing support for colleges engaging in providing counselling qualifications at all levels.

My Background

I spent  several years in the Royal Navy and initially moved into Youth Work on leaving the Navy. Through self-exploration I became interested in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which then led on to teaching, supervision and external verification work.