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In my practice, I specialize in providing support for couples, families, and organizations by examining the broader 'system' at play. The aim is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the patterns and dynamics that have collectively emerged within the couple, family, or organizational structure.


By delving into the commonly held perceptions of a 'difficult child,' 'difficult partner,' or 'difficult work colleague,' we often unearth fresh insights into the overall situation.


For specialised support services, contact Margaret Parkes Therapy

Promoting Understanding and Clarity

This approach facilitates a deeper understanding of each individual's needs, helping to identify and clarify any misunderstandings, misinterpretations, or unspoken, inherited rules that may have been influencing the dynamics.


Clients are then empowered to reframe these meanings, paving the way for new, more respectful modes of communication and connection.


For understanding and clarified counselling services, contact Margaret Parkes Therapy

Tools for Respectful Communication

My work places significant emphasis on equipping clients with the awareness and tools needed to foster respectful communication within their relationships, whether they are couples, family units, or colleagues in an organizational context.

Common Issues Addressed

Issues addressed in my therapy sessions encompass a wide range of concerns, including:


Sexual Intimacy Issues (pertaining to both gay and heterosexual relationships)


Relationships (dealing with addictive or co-dependent dynamics)



Addiction, with a focus on recognizing addictive behaviors in children and young adults

Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, and Social Anxiety

Bereavement, Loss, and Grief

Family Conflict and Arguments

Relationships (addressing abusive or narcissistic dynamics)

Self-Management and Leadership

Sexual Abuse

Work and Performance Issues



For more information on any of the issues above, contact Margaret Parkes Therapy

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