Covid update: Currently working remotely and face to face (in open spaces with appropriate distancing measures in place)


In person in a room: £70

In person in a park: £60

Video or phone call: £60

NHS staff: £45

Students: £35

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Support your education staff

Individual or group supervision of teaching staff and senior leaders
Individuals £60 per hour
Groups (up to four) £75 per hour (min thirty minutes per member)



My name is Richard Parrott. I founded the Alder Tree Practice with a view to improving access to quality counselling and psychotherapy throughout the UK.

In my private practice I endeavour to create a safe space for you to explore and address whatever it is that brings you to therapy now and will tailor an approach that takes in to account your individual needs. I have experience in working with a broad range of presenting issues, specialising in major life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, boundaries and self-care, bereavement and addiction. I trained at the Minster Centre in integrative counselling and my approach is client-centred and is influenced by attachment theory, object relations, relational psychotherapy and body psychotherapy. 

To arrange an initial consultation or if you have any questions about counselling, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email.

Private Healthcare Provider Recognition 
AXA PPP - seek referral through them. My AXA reference is RP03363.

BUPA. Please search for me at https://finder.bupa.co.uk/ to arrange a consultation.

Vitality Health - seek referral through them. I can assist with this.

WPA Health Insurance - seek referral through them. My WPA reference is 920820648.

... and many more besides so please check when enquiring.

In addition to my 1-1 private work, I work with fellow professionals and organisations to promote a focus on wellbeing and self compassion. I work with senior leadership teams in education offering supervision and to explore ways to improve staff wellbeing in the sector. I have lectured on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Social Work courses at Goldsmiths, University of London in 'boundaries and self care' and can tailor similar trainings and workshops in a broad range of contexts. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your supervision or training requirements.


Why the alder tree?

Unlike those of most trees, the alder tree roots don't rot when they get wet. They have adapted to thrive in challenging conditions; binding the soil around them together, creating an environment that supports themselves and contributing to the eco-system that they exist in. I think we can learn a thing or two from them.