Adela Stockton, Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP reg), Supervision (COSCA)
I am interested in how our past informs our present experience. Using the psychodynamic approach, my aim is to listen carefully to what you say and, in response, 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.
Areas of special focus include working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, with perinatal mental health and combat related PTSD, but I am experienced in counselling for a wide variety of general issues too, including anxiety and depression.
Consultations take place in a quiet, confidential setting at Hestan House, The Crichton in Dumfries or otherwise by VSee or by phone. I aim to provide a service which embraces diversity, equality and inclusivity.
As a member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, I am accountable to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions, undertaking regular clinical supervision and Continued Professional Development.
In addition to my independent practice, I work for a charity offering counselling for survivors of childhood trauma in prison and I am a director of Counselling Connect CIC, a community interest company which will provide free counselling and support for parents affected by trauma. And I am employed part-time as a tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling at Human Development Scotland.
As an EAGALA certified mental health professional, I am also available for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions (horses helping people), in the Dumfries & Galloway area.
Currently studying for part 2 of the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision, I am offering low cost supervision sessions face to face or online.
You are welcome to get in touch to arrange a no-obligation phone conversation to see which 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
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision 2017
- 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
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.
My counselling services are not limited to the areas/categories listed below however, even if you do not see the issue that is distressing you mentioned there, please feel free to get in touch. All enquiries are very welcome.
Lots more information is available at my website www.adelastocktoncounselling.net
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of working with:
- Combat related PTSD
- Pregnancy anxiety, birth trauma, birth related PTSD, postnatal depression (PND)
- Student related issues
- 'Boarding school syndrome'
Face to face counselling:
First consultation: £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.
VSee & Telephone fees: £45 / £35
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - £80 per hour
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.
Please note, my counselling room is situated on the first floor which is accessed by one flight of stairs and some steps.
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required if you need to cancel or postpone your appointment. Should you be unable to give this notice, the full fee may become payable.
- The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathon Shedler, American Psychologist, Feb/March 2010, Vol 66 (2), pp.98-109
- Gentle Birth Companions: a handbook for doulas & parents (Rev Ed) Wysewomen Publishing 2014
- Birth Space Safe Place: emotional wellbeing in pregnancy & birth Findhorn Press 2009
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||some French, Spanish & Portuguese|
Tues 1-3pm, Wed-Fri 10am-3pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|