Tess Adams. MA, BA (Hons.), Dip. Counselling.

Tess Adams.  MA, BA (Hons.), Dip. Counselling.


07946 119375 / 07946 119375

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07946 119375 / 07946 119375

About me

Starting counselling is often not an easy decision to make so I am offering you a free consultation of 30 minutes. Together, in your initial session, we can explore whether it is right for you at this time in your life. If we agree to work together, I will provide a space to reflect and focus on understanding your personal challenges, in a warm, accepting and confidential environment. Many years of supporting young people and adults have contributed to who I am today; a competent, knowledgable, empathic counsellor. I charge £50 per individual session, £60 per couple.

"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” The task is to put this wisdom into practice. We learn our behavioural patterns early in life and occasionally, in times of crisis, we are forced to reflect on them, which is where counselling can help.

I embrace human diversity and hold a profound respect for the power of creative expression as a link to the unconscious, providing a means of communication where words sometimes cannot be found. I trained psychodynamically, and draw on Jungian and attachment influences, cultivating mindfulness. In addition, I have extensive training and will call upon other modes, such as CBT as appropriate.  I have a Masters in Creative Writing as a Therapeutic tool.

As well as running my own private practice, I have worked in schools in Leatherhead and Ashstead, delivering Anger Management programs to young people at risk of exclusion. I believe in empowering young people to be the best that they can be.

Previously, I worked as an Advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau and have over 15 years life skills training in the world of commerce. Voluntary experience has included YMCA Heads Together (youth counselling), as well as Redhill Counselling Centre where I carried out psychological assessments on behalf of the Centre. My experience of counselling in a number of different settings enables me to work with people of all ages and with a wide range of issues.

I am a short drive from, Reigate/Redhill, Dorking, Newdigate, Brockham/ Betchworth, Leigh, Horley, Crawley. I am also accessible to Epsom, Caterham, Merstham, Godstone, and surrounding areas.

I attend regular workshops and supervision.  My practice is in a quiet location with unrestricted parking.

Do please contact me if there is anything further you wish to know.

Issues I deal with, but am not limited to:

  • Bereavement
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Couples' counselling
  • Young people's issues
  • Self Harm
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Coping with Illness/disease including MS
  • Phobias, e.g. public speaking
  • Academic performance
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual orientation
  • Family
  • Self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Panic attacks
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Career direction
  • Spiritual issues

Training, qualifications & experience

* MA. Creative Writing as a Therapeutic Tool (2010)

* BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2004).

* CAB Senior Practitioner qualification

* BA (Hons) 1994

I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend courses to broaden my capacity to work with my clients.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement. Relationship Difficulties. Self Harm. Bullying. Suicidal Thoughts. Panic Attacks.
Anger Management. Gender Issues. Post-traumatic stress.


£50 per individual session.
£60 per couple

Maps & Directions

Reigate, RH2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Introductory sessions alternate Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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