Adela Stockton, Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP

Adela Stockton, Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP

Solway House
The Crichton
Bankend Road

07880 510496

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Solway House
The Crichton
Bankend Road

07880 510496

About me

I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor working face to face, by telephone or online by VSee (encrypted). I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues (see below) and a special interest in childhood trauma, perinatal mental health issues and combat related PTSD.

Using the psychodynamic approach, my aim is to listen carefully to what you say and, in response, to help you to think about and make links between events and themes in your life. My role is not to advise you, rather to work with you and support you to discover your own solutions.

Consultations take place in a quiet, confidential setting in Room 3, Solway House, The Crichton in Dumfries from Wednesdays to Fridays (see availability for times). I also offer sessions by VSee and by telephone. I aim to provide a service which embraces diversity, equality and inclusivity.

As a member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I work to the Ethical Framework of this professional body and am accountable to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. I undertake regular clinical supervision and Continued Professional Development.

I am certified to practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, EAGALA model. As a member of EAGALA UK, I work to the Ethical Code and Standards of this organisation. Equine therapy is known to be useful in working with trauma, challenging behaviour and PTSD.

In addition to my independent practice, I work for a public sector charity with survivors of childhood trauma in prison and I am a director of Counselling Connect CIC, a community interest company due to offer accessible counselling and support for new parents. I am currently studying towards the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision. My previous background is in maternity care as a midwife and a doula, I am also a published writer.

You are welcome to get in touch to arrange a no-obligation phone conversation to see if this service is right for you or if would like to make a booking. To find out more, please visit my website following the link above.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, EAGALA model 2016
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Therapeutic Care, Human Development Scotland / Glasgow Caledonian University 2013
  • Birth/Postnatal Doula, Doula UK 2004
  • Diploma of Education in Midwifery, Lothian College of Health Studies 1995

Recent CPD study days include working with military veterans, self harm & attachment and online counselling skills. See more at my website.


There are many different reasons why people choose to see a therapist, you don’t need to be ‘ill’ to come to counselling. It may be that you just feel you need some time to talk through recent challenges in your life. On the other hand, there may be specific issues or symptoms that you are experiencing (whether with or without a diagnosis of mental ill health), that you feel you would like to begin to work through with a trained counsellor. I am happy to work with you either way, on whatever issue you choose to bring.

Should you be interested in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions, you can find out more about this work at my website.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience of working with:

  • Combat stress, combat related PTSD / ex-Service Personnel / Veterans
  • Pregnancy anxiety, birth trauma, birth related PTSD, postnatal depression (PND)
  • Student related issues
  • 'Boarding school syndrome'

My counselling services are not limited to the areas/categories listed above however, even if you do not see the issue that is distressing you mentioned here, please feel free to get in touch. All enquiries are very welcome.

Lots more information is available at my website



First consultation (face to face only): £25

Standard fee: £45 / Concession: £35

Minimal fee: I believe that no-one should be excluded from accessing counselling on the basis of cost, two places are offered at a minimal fee of £25 on a waiting list basis. Please feel free to ask.

Skype/VSee & Telephone fees: £45 / £35

All sessions last for 50 minutes.

Please email, call or text me if you would like to book an appointment. Messages can be left securely. I will reply as soon as I can, if you do not receive a response within 24 hrs, please re-send your email or text me instead.

More information about bookings, including what to expect from your first consultation, can be found at my website following the link above.


For information about fees, please contact me directly by email.

Further information

Please note, my counselling room is situated on the first floor which is accessed by one flight of stairs and some steps.

A minimum period of 24 hours notice is required if you are not able to attend your session. This includes cancellations as well as postponed appointments. Should you be unable to give this notice, the full fee will become payable.


  • The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathon Shedler, American Psychologist, Feb/March 2010, Vol 66 (2), pp.98-109


Maps & Directions

Dumfries, DG1 4TA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: some French, Spanish & Portuguese


Tues 1-3pm, Wed-Fri 10am-3pm. Online & telephone, by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
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