Adrian Anderson

Adrian Anderson

Birmingham
West Midlands
B23

Erdington
West Midlands
B24

07985 228509

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Birmingham
West Midlands
B23

Erdington
West Midlands
B24

07985 228509

About me

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Couple Counselling, young people counselling and youth mentoring are different parts of the experience and work done with clients.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of talking therapy that is effective in supporting adult individuals, couples and young people to develop skills and life strategies, to live a more meaningful and have meaningful relationships while striving to achieve their maximum human potential.

CBT is a form of talking therapy that looks at how early life experiences cause you to think about yourself, others, the word and your future. It looks at how what you do affects the way you think and feel. It looks at how the way you think and feel affect how you behave. CBT is an effective way of treating feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and other emotions. Thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all linked.

This form of therapy helps you to understand how when you think negative upsetting thoughts, it cause you to feel negative emotions and you will do something negative to worsen the thoughts and feeling and give you negative body sensations. Some negative sensations could be racing thoughts, funny sensation in your stomach, increased heart rate, dry mouth, tightness in the chest, head aches and muscle tension.

CBT help client to teat the behaviours of isolation, withdrawal, worry and chewing over the past that results in lack of energy, poor, lack of sleep or sleeping to much an low motivation which reduces the sense of closeness, enjoyment and achievement that is needed for good mood.

CBT as a treatment for depression anxiety and trauma

CBT as a treatment, helps you to break the vicious cycle of thoughts, feeling/emotions, body sensations and behaviour that keep individuals anxious and depressed.

NB. While it is important to discuss the past and understand how our past have influenced how the problems have developed, CBT mainly focus on looking ways to improve your well-being here and now and by making positive steps for the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Training

The completion of a University Advance Diploma in Couple counselling with the University of Hull and the Relate Institute.

The completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Staffordshire University.

The completion of the Certificate in Youth Justice with the Open University. I have also completed a Level 3 Certificate in Community mental health for to support adults age 18-65 years old.

Completion of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling, Level 2 Certificate counselling Skills, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

My training practice and experienced comes from working with different Voluntary Sector Organisation including Victim Support, Youth Offending teams and community projects. Froward Thinking Birmingham and Relate Birmingham.

My current practice is with a NHS commissioned mental health service, in the capacity of Cognitive Behavioural Therapist(CBT), treating clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders and symptoms of trauma.

Member organisations

BABCP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social phobias, Health Anxiety, Life Coaching, youth mentoring

Fees

£50 per hour

Further information

I am a Member of the British Association for Counsellor and Psychotherapist (BACP) and a provisionally accredited member British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (BABCP)

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B23
Erdington, B24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Saturdays 9 am -3pm Thursdays 6pm -8pm Mondays 6:30pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups