Ada Mournian MBACP (Accred)
Are you troubled by issues such as loss, anger, depression or anxiety?
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 15 years experience. I practise in Wellington, Somerset and also in Tiverton, Devon: Mondays to Fridays, with some early evening appointments available.
I have experience of working with many issues including those above, plus trauma, eating disorders, abuse, relationship difficulties and many more. If your problem doesn't seem to be included in the list below please contact me to find out how I can help.
It is often our feelings - and fear of our feelings - that holds us back. The safe, confidential and therapeutic environment that I provide, allows you to explore these to achieve personal change and growth. The pace and depth of the counselling is up to you.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist; and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework. I have been a counsellor for 15 years and before that worked as a volunteer in a specialised field with mothers and their babies.
I am also a member of the UK Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists; British Association for the Person-Centred Approach and Person-Centred Approach (South-West).
Post-Graduate Diploma 2001
MA Professional Studies (Counselling) 2003
MBACP Accreditation 2005
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision 2005
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and Betrayals
- Anger Management
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Career Counselling
- Child Related Issues
- Couples Counselling
- Debt Counselling
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Issues
- Generalised Anxiety
- Low Self-Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Physical Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal Depression
- Pregnancy and Birth
- Relationship Issues
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Harm
- Separation and Divorce
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Issues
- Work Related Stress
Free First Session:
- at which we can discuss the level and frequency of counselling that you need and that is also affordable.
We will discuss the different aspects of counselling and negotiate a way of working that is right for you (see below)
Counselling sessions are usually 1 hour long.
I have a sliding scale of £40 to £25 an hour, depending on your circumstances.
I will give you as much notice as possible of my holidays or times when I am unable to meet. I will not expect you to pay me for times when you are unable to keep appointments providing you have given me 24 hours notice. Usually we will be able to rearrange sessions to suit both of us if necessary.
I prefer working face-to-face, though I understand that for many people this may initially feel challenging. Pressures of working lives mean that I may not always have a space available at a time that suits you. For this reason I offer online counselling or telephone counselling as an occasional alternative as I feel this works best when we have already established a working relationship.
How we will work together:
During our first meeting we will discuss, amongst other things:
- when & where we will meet - usually weekly
- how often and for how long - I usually work for a full hour, longer sessions are possible and can be useful before a break (holidays) for example, at times of stress, or for couples work.
- fees, and how and when they will be paid - I accept cash or cheques. I offer concessions for those in need and for block bookings/payment in advance
- cancellation of sessions - I do not charge when at least 24 hours notice is given. Usually I will be able to offer an alternative appointment rather than having to miss a session
- confidentiality - Everything you tell me is confidential, as is the very fact that I meet with you. An exception to this is if I think you are at serious risk of harm to yourself or others and then, unless there was an emergency, we would take time to discuss how to proceed,. The only other time I would breach confidentiality is if required by law.
- endings & reviews - Endings are an important part of the counselling process and we will spend time planning how and when to end. We will review our work together on an ongoing basis, and renegotiate our agreement together if necessary.
these will form the basis of our agreement to work together (sometimes called the counselling contract).
They are not ‘set in stone’ and I aim to be flexible wherever possible whilst bearing in mind that the certainties of counselling are themselves part of the therapeutic process.
- Supervision available (view supervision profile)
- Online counselling available
- Telephone counselling available