Alex Lives in the North east of England with his Wife and three Children and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is a Counselling therapist, Works in Entertainment, distance learning and is also a Support Worker.
He started studying psychology based subjects in 2000 when working with people who live with physical and learning disabilities at a Day Centre. It was his aim to encourage a culture of support rather than dependency, and assist people to fulfil their potential in order to maintain a sense of self esteem. In 2005 he established Self Process workshops in his workplace for service users which was aimed at encouraging therapeutic discussion and stimulate self confidence. Alex continues as a support worker for the same employer and has for a short time facilitated training in Positive Behaviour Support.
Alex has also worked with Contact Mental Health Group in Morpeth offering Counselling and personal development workshops. The workshops proved very popular, attracting people from all over the north east to attend. Life coaching was combined with psychotherapy to encourage people to make long term plans for the future and move toward volunteer work and employment. Alex also worked as a counsellor with Escape Family Support from 2006 till 2007 for people effected by alcohol and substance dependency. It was during this time that Alex worked with both victims and perpetrators of serious crime which has contributed greatly to his perspective on human nature.
Alex started Actualisation Resource Counselling and Certification(Arcc) in 2006 offering Workshops and distance learning for subjects of a spiritual or philosophical theme. It was the intention of Arcc to emphasise ethics for practitioners that work with potentially vulnerable people but have no knowledge of the potential issues of doing so. Arcc proved successful around the globe. In 2011 Arcc became "Plessey Castle Academic" and offers informal acknowledgement for learning with their very own PCAc in house awards.
Alex started Alexhparker.co.uk in 2007 offering Personal Development in the form of counselling, workshops, life coaching and hypnotherapy. He combines theories of Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural,Psychodynamic and Biological perspectives in his private therapy practice.
Alex continues to develop Alexhparker.co.uk and Plessey Castle Academic and offers Psychological therapies and entertainment throughout the North of England. He also hosts the Knight Towels Phone in Podcast for Plessey Castle Radio where listeners are encouraged to Get involved with some banter on Facebook and take part in the show by phone and skype.
Alex is an author of Paperback books as well as Kindle, and regularly publishes books based on counselling and psychotherapy on the Amazon website.
Hierarchy of Needs Counselling Care & Support.
Casual Essays in Counselling and Psychotherapy: With Personal Development Statements.
Hypnotherapy with Hypothetical Mindfulness in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Buddhist Psychology in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Cold Reading in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Becoming the Projected Archetype.
A Rant on Assertiveness and Mind Control.
Hypothetical Mindfulness in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Psychology for Psychotherapy Counselling Types.
Diary of a Neurotic Counselor.
Bible Compatibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The Alex H Parker Reader: Writings in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
The Essential Alex H Parker: Writings & Ramblings in Counselling and Psychotherapy