Adrian Perkins MSc, UKCP registered Psychotherapist
Welcome to my profile! At a glance:
- a compassionate service for individuals, couples, families
- 15 years experience as a Counsellor / Psychotherapist
- Masters level clinical training
- specialist training to work with children and families
- Relate trained
- Examples of areas of work: anxiety, depression, addiction, post - traumatic stress; the effects of marital breakdown on children; anger and aggression in teenagers, family conflict.
- fees from £45; reductions for students / unwaged
- located 5 minutes from University Hospital of Wales
- see what clients and colleagues say about me below.
Who I am and the service I offer to individuals, couples and families
I am employed part - time as a Psychotherapist with the NHS as a Specialist Systemic Family Psychotherapist. I am also a School Counsellor and an Associate and Trainer for the Association of Adoption and Fostering Cymru.
Whether working with individuals, couples or families, my approach is to work with compassionately with clients with a focus on their significant relationships and experiences. When our relationships are under strain, our mental and physical health comes under strain too, which is why relationship difficulties sometimes contribute to anxiety, depression or addictive behaviours. I use my 15 years experience as a counsellor and my clinical skills as a psychotherapist to provide my clients with a therapeutic space to find new ways to move forward , whether as individuals or in their relationships.
I am able arrange to provide therapy as a team with trusted colleagues where this would be therapeutically useful.
Sessions take place in comfortable premises in Cathays, Cardiff ( 5 minutes off the A48M).
What my clients and other professionals say about me
"In a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere Adrian turned my negatives into positives, my nightmares into dust, I saw a difference in myself I never dreamed could happen. I learned a lot of things about myself, I stopped hating and blaming myself. I am a different person, a stronger and more confident person than I ever thought I could be, I am doing things I always thought I could never do. Client.
"I felt cared about, not over-indulged, heard, respected, supported, understood, accepted… all things which made it work for me.
I can’t quite believe how hugely different I feel - and how different I am - now. It’s as if I was living in a cloud of fog and now that’s gone. I’ve got my life back. I feel safer, able to cope with stuff, equipped with a resilience that I felt had just ‘gone’ and a bunch of techniques, in daily use, to improve my relationships with others. I know that all the change came about as a result of the whole therapy process." Client.
"No more confusion, frustration or blockages. Freedom from the past. I can finally concentrate on the present and the future - something I could never have done before...Achieved more than I ever thought possible. "
Couple / family therapy
"Adrian has helped make a very difficult and potentially damaging situation as positive as it can / could be; I have already recommended him to a colleague!"
"Adrian helped us greatly in identifying our relationship issues and working out how to move forward."
Following couple therapy with Adrian: " I really feel our relationship has improved."
"I very quickly felt I could trust Adrian and be completely honest with him, and that he at all times had my best interests at heart".
"A very diligent practitioner.... a high standard of practice within a clear ethical framework'....'he has a strong ethic of wishing to do his best for his clients."
My therapeutic services include:
- Overcoming anxiety and stress
- Childhood related trauma
- Working therapeutically with issues which men face
- Relationship improvement
- Coping with / managing relationship breakdown
- Family relationship issues
- Kids in the middle - working therapeutically through parental separation
- Dealing with destructive or violent behaviour in young people
What to expect at the first session
We will use the first session together to identify what is most important for each person in coming for therapy and hear each person’s view of the situation. Information gathered enables us to decide together how best to proceed.
How long is a session
Each session lasts 1 hour.
How many sessions will you have?
Frequency of sessions and number of sessions is dependent on your particular needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor / therapist since 2002.
I undertook my clinical training at the Family Institute, University of South Wales and hold an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (Distinction).
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I am an accredited member of the College of Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy and an accredited member of the Association of Family Therapy.
I am committed to continuing professional development and work in accordance with the UKCP Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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The following fees are for a 55 minute session:
Any additional work outside of the sessions, for example, if engagement with other professionals is needed, is also charged at the above hourly rates.
Reductions available for students / unwaged.
I am happy to try to accommodate requests for Saturday sessions - £10 supplement applies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday and weekday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|