Adrian Langham (BA Hons)MBACP-Accredited/Registered
435 Valley Road
Hello and welcome to my profile.I am Adrian -an experienced BACP accredited and registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist.- I have a decade of rich and diverse experience from working within various NHS healthcare and educational settings.During my work in Mental health I supported adults with enduring and complex mental health needs.In my NHS roles I have worked in medical and healthcare settings as a general therapist and as a specialist counsellor within the field of HIV and sexual health.I have also worked in the charitiy and voluntary sectors withinin similar fields.In addition to these areas I now balance my practice with work as a counsellor in education- supporting young adults.I consider myself warm, accepting, open and easy to engage with.
I am very commited to fighting injustice and intolerance within society as so often that can lead to psychological problems for people .I feel very strongly that equitible services should be available for eveybody and have been involved in campaigns to end stigma and prejudice around mental health and better psychological service provision.
I offer counselling to individuals who are experiencing depression, struggling to cope and manage their general mental health or simply feel lost or stuck and need someone to help them make sense of where they are at.
Issues around anxiety,addictive behaviour, sex and relationship issues- Loss or lack of interest /motivation in life that sometimes can feel overwhelming and life limiting.No issues is too small -if it affects you, then it matters .I am able to work in a time limited way and also provide longer term therapy. I am very open minded. accepting and understanding. I work with clients to create a safe therapeutic space to facilitate greater self exploration around the areas you may be struggling with.
Learning to recognise and understand our thoughts and feelings can enable us to understand ourselves and our behaviour better,this can help our relationships and the areas we struggle with. I tailor therapy to suit each individual client offering a very unique and personal experience.
I respect, value and affirm diversity and appreciate the difficulties and prejudice many minority groups encounter in society.I work within the field of mental health within NHS and educational settings and have a diverse client group that enriches and enhances my practice.
I am very commited to working with minority groups and those on the periphery. I feel passionately about injustice and intolerance within society. Difference denied is Difference devalued! I very much welcome enquiries from our LGBT community and beyond and have many years experience working with the specific needs of such groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
(MBACP) ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
BA HONS (FIRST CLASS) Humanistic Counselling Practice.
DIPLOMA (DISTINCTION) Humanistic Counselling Practice
ADV CERTIFICATE (DISTINCTION) Humanistic Counselling Practice
CERTIFICATE Counselling Skills
CERTIFICATE Loss and Grief
C&G HIV Treatment and Understanding
I have several years experience of working within the NHS as a counsellor and within the field of mental health and experience/training In the following areas.
- Low Self Esteem
- Relationship Issues
- Self Harm
- Addictive Cycles
- Sexuality and issues associated & related/ coming out
- Gender/Sexual Identity
- Sex and Psychosexual Issues
- HIV Specialist Counselling
- Sexual Health
- Pregnancy and Termination
I also have extensive experience/Training of working within the mental health field and a good understanding of the issues and prejudices faced by this client group.I am not afraid of working with "taboo" issues and consider myself to be approachable,tolerant and very open minded of "life outside the box!"
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
£45 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday -Daytime and Evening appointments Other week days- Evening only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|