Elaine Parke

Elaine Parke

EFT Practitioner in Cardiff

Hi and Welcome
My name is Elaine Parke and I live my working life as a Therapist and Hypnotherapist based in Cardiff and Pembrokeshire.
I also offer Hypnobirthing training.
My web site can be found at
Detailed information can be accessed here about myself and the therapeutic services I offer.

I am a very experienced therapist having worked in paid employment in this field for the last 25 years. Before this I was employed as a Nurse and also a Midwife, so my entire career has been within the helping/caring professions.
I recently saw a careers poster at the university where I worked which said;

" if you find a job you enjoy you will never have to work a single day in your life "

This pretty much sums up how I feel about what I do ! I am passionate about my work.
My mission in life is to help people find the right path for them and give them strategies to stay on it.

Background & Qualifications

I have worked solely as a therapist for over 25 years. Previously I worked as a Senior Counsellor in a University setting in Cardiff. I was with this University first as a Campus Nurse and then as a Counsellor/ Hypnotherapist for 27 years. I ran a Hypnotherapy service for students at this University which proved to be very popular, with many successful outcomes for students.
I now provide a private therapy practise where I work with all age groups and all issues through private referrals and Employee Assistance Programme referrals. Many of my clients are recommended to me by word of mouth.
I am an ex nurse and midwife and find this experience and training to be really useful in my therapy work.
My qualification are
M.A. (CBT) 2003
Post Grad Diploma in counselling 1997
Post Grad Certificate in counselling 1993
Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy 2012
Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing Practitioner 2014
Birth trauma resolution 2019
EFT practitioner 1997
Registered Nurse 1979
Registered Midwife 1981
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling, Registration number 045310.
My profile can be found listed on
I abide by the code and ethics of the BACP as a professional therapist.
I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Registration number 000025-j12
I am a member of the Hypnobirthing association (MHBA)

My Specialisms

CBT/ Therapy
Hypno birthing
Birth trauma resolution

I believe all issues can be brought into therapy, nothing is too big or too small. If it's getting in your way of living a fulfilling life then it's important to solve the issues that can be solved and/or come to terms and make your peace with those that can't be changed.
The list of issues I have worked with over the last 25 years is, as you can imagine, extensive so contact me to discuss your own concerns and we can discuss if therapy is appropriate for you at this particular time in your life.
I offer Hypno Birthing training, more details provided on request, or visit my profile on the Katherine Graves Hypno Birthing web site.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My main training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as this was the main focus of my Masters Degree. However I am trained and use other approaches (Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused, to name a few) and use these as and when required by different clients.
My main aim is to use an approach that fits my clients needs, as every client is different, and there is no room in my therapy for "one size fits all !"

I have a strong belief In the importance of the therapeutic relationship so this is the base all my therapeutic work is delivered from.
Many ex clients have commented on the warmth and safety they feel in the therapeutic environment/ space that I offer. This encourages them to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, leading them to feel empowered to make life changes where needed in order to lead a more fulfilling life.

I incorporate Hypnotherapy into my therapeutic work with clients if I feel this to be appropriate and the client gives permission .
I have found this combination of skills to be incredibly useful when working with a wide variety of issues that my many clients bring to me.
I look forward to working with you.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Hypnotherapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Generally my charges for all sessions are £60 a session. I do offer a limited amount of consessions so please contact me for details on these. I will maintain a waiting list for these spaces when required. Please call to discuss rates for Hypno Birthing as this takes place over a course of 4 sessions of two hour appointments Rates vary depending on group size