Alexander Adamson Dip Psychotherapy (Dist) UKCP Accred, M.A Eq. Dip Couns.
WHAT AM I OFFERING?
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Humanistic Counsellor I am able to offer a wide range of therapeutic expertise enabling me to work with a varied client base and content covering all manner of issues.
I have undertaken 12 plus years high level personal therapy which is well over and above my governing bodies requirements of an accredited member, whilst also undertaking regular Supervision with a UK Council for Psychotherapy registered Supervisor so that best practice can be adhered too in all of my therapeutic work. A further particular area of expertise I can offer is guidance in building Resilience & Resourcefulness (R&R) two invaluable concepts much required in todays world that can be taught, honed and sharpened.
HOW CAN I HELP?
I love my work as a Psychotherapist and passionately believe that we all have the inbuilt capacity to change and overcome even the most painful of histories and live life to the fullest of our potential. However, in today’s ever changing world, huge pressures are often placed upon us by our environment, and support & acceptance can be an all too rare commodity. During my work therefore, I will endeavour to offer hope, support, guidance and increased awareness which is integral in allowing us to live a life more in touch with both ourselves, and the world of others we populate.
This is achieved in part by increasing our self awareness of mind and body, which will serve to enhance your capacity for deeper, more meaningful and fluid contact with both yourself as well as others in the here and now. In less therapeutic jargon free terms I will be aiming to help you notice exactly where you are now, and attend more fully to what you are doing in the moment. This renewed focus will help you grasp how you have been structuring your life to date which will help to free you up from old blockages making you more able to step into the options available before you today with increased vigour.
As a Supervisor in training I am also able to offer reduced fee Supervision at £25 per session
I have had a wide and varied life experience base prior to becoming a Psychotherapist spanning two continents, Africa and the U.K. including formerly working at ground & management level on-shore and off-shore in the fields of construction & engineering industries. Creatively I have written, recorded and performed my own original music as a solo artist (included on my website under the header music lounge), academically, I have had a research article of mine published in the European Journal for Qualitative research in Psychotherapy whilst having plans for more research in the offing. In my sporting life I have participated as a former amateur boxer and kick-boxer before injury and surgical intervention curtailed my progress. I have also delivered community sports programmes informed primarily by qualifying as a CSLA instructor underpinned by experience gained as an assistant boxing coaching working with local boxers in both the amateur and professional code.
I have a particularly keen eye for continued Professional & Personal Development. After Qualification and subsequent accreditation, I have completed self funded further training in EMDR, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Biosynthesis, Effective Intervention With Violent Behaviour, Couples Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Imago Therapy and Meditation Training. I am also currently undertaking training as a Supervisor on the European Diploma in Supervision course.
In terms of Personal Development, we Psychotherapist practitioners registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy believe that self knowledge is paramount in enabling us to be at the cutting edge of therapeutic practice. In short the more we know about ourselves, the more effective we can be in assisting you the client. I have benefitted from being in regular personal therapy with an excellent therapist post qualifying which is over and above even my Governing body UK Council for Psychotherapy robust standards and I believe a good indicator of both my Integrity and passion as a Psychotherapist. Please see my website www.therapywithalex.co.uk for regularly updated client feedback
Training, qualifications & experience
LEVEL 2 NCFE HUMANISTIC COUNSELLING (2003-2004)
LEVEL 3 NCFE CERTIFICATE IN HUMANISTIC COUNSELLING (2004-2005)
DIPLOMA IN HUMANISTIC COUNSELLING LEVEL 4-5 Validated by Teesside University (2005-2007)
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY (DISTINCTION) S.C.P.T.I Validated by Middlesex University UKCP ACCREDITED M.A Eq Level 7 (2007-2011)
Level 7+ EUROCPS Diploma in Supervision (2014-2015 expected) The European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies
COUNSELLOR & GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Therapy with Alex
LEAD COUNSELLOR & TRAINEE GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Coatham House Projects
December 2005-December 2010
COUNSELLOR & TRAINEE GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPIST
T.A.C.T (Therapy And Counselling Teesside)
November 2007-July 2009
Private sector referrals
January 2006-January 2007
Mental Health walk in centre team member supporting clients with a wide range of Mental Health issues.
The Lightouse drop in centre
January 2006-January 2007
Trainee Counsellor in a free, self referral, out of hours, open access, support and information service for those 16+ suffering from emotional distress/mental health problems in the Stockton on Tees area.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relationship Issues
- Life Changes
- Loss - Job - Partner
- School Related Problems
- Family issues
- Affairs & Betrayals
- Separation Issues ie; child access-long distance relating/offshore-armed forces-contractor workers etc.
- Resilience & Resourcefulness building
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My initial introductory assessments are warm & relaxed, giving you the opportunity to get a 'feel' for me as a therapist at your own pace. You can then either choose to book in a subsequent session directly after our assessment, or alternatively decide to take some extra time after the assessment to mull over your decision. My initial assessment fee is £35.00, with average therapy session charges priced at £35 per 50 minute session, they are generally best held once weekly. I can offer reductions for the unemployed or those on a low income, so it's always worth asking.
Payment methods accepted are cash, cheque or internet transfers.
Supervision, reduced fee supervision @ £25.00 per session
I work from a detached bungalow studio style building, standing alongside my home in Nunthorpe. Parking outside my therapy room is ample, and free.
I have toilet facilities & hot/cold drinks ready and available on site, and with both the A66 & A174 nearby, travel links are good.
I am also able to offer therapy on Skype and or telephone therapy if distance/travelling is a major issue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8 A.M To 9 P.M
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|