Adrian Day Registered MBACP
The Market Place Business Centre
Office 21 - Newport Indoor Provisions Market
Upper Dock Street
Talk In The Bay
33 - 35 West Bute St
As a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the BACP with a number of years of experience I offer one-to-one therapeutic support to individuals struggling to cope with the problems they face. My specialist areas of interests are working with relationship issues, bereavement and loss, building self-confidence and issues of self-esteem.
I have worked in a variety of settings before entering into private practice - at Cardiff University working with both staff and student clients, with Cruse Bereavement Care as a bereavement volunteer, and as a counsellor for Tenovus providing support for cancer patients and their families. My approach to counselling is primarily person-centred, and also integrates a variety of therapeutic interventions (including Solution-focussed, Transactional Analysis, Existential and CBT) to provide clients with a safe and non-judgemental space in which to explore their problems constructively, and be supported as they strive to make the changes they are seeking.
As a member of the BACP I am bound by the organisation’s Ethical Framework which provides guidance on ethical practice, confidentiality, supervision and resolving client complaints.
Training, qualifications & experience
My BACP accredited counselling qualifications were obtained at the University of Leicester (Certificate in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling) and Cardiff & Vale College (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling).
As a humanistic-existential counsellor my approach involves helping clients make sense of the challenges and the limitations they are facing that can lead to anxiety, loss of confidence, relationship breakdowns, despair and depression. By uncovering the underlying meaning within situations and the reactions they cause I work with clients to constructively challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, and to re-evaluate their priorities and individual strengths and qualities, so that more personally fulfilling and authentic choices are possible.
My experience in working with clients in both the voluntary and public sector means I am able to offer a variety of approaches to therapy that can be adapted to the needs of individual clients and the type of help they are seeking. Shorter-term therapy can be offered to clients who have a clear sense of the change they are seeking, by focussing therapy towards these goals. Whereas, more long term therapy can be offered to those seeking change through a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 per session.
Concessions are offered to students and counsellors in training who are fulfilling personal therapy commitments.
Where practical assessments can be offered over the phone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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In Cardiff I am available on Tuesdays from 10am onwards and in Newport I am available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9.30am and 5pm