Leonie Adamson

Leonie Adamson

56 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HB

Craigavon
Northern Ireland
BT63

07725 409148

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56 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HB

Craigavon
Northern Ireland
BT63

07725 409148

About me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in working with a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, anger issues, social anxiety, panic disorder, feeling sad, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, work stress, bullying, relationship problems, emotional and physical abuse, bereavement and unresolved childhood issues. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice. As required by the BACP, I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continuing professional development Sometimes it can be difficult to express ‘real’ emotions as we can often feel guilt or shame - we may even fear disapproval from others. Everybody experiences negative emotions like anger, guilt, jealously or depression and there is nothing ‘bad’ about these feelings, of themselves. They are just your response to certain situations. I try to create an environment where you feel accepted, unjudged and supported throughout our time together, whilst also empathising with the feelings and emotions that you bring into the room. I also try and stay true to my own feelings during our working relationship and will be congruent in my reactions with everything that you bring to each session. I believe that with support and encouragement we can all identify what is causing us pain and work towards a greater acceptance of ourselves and more contentment in our lives. A focus is on relationships and how content we are in our primary relationship. Anxiety is a major cause of concern for many people and it can disable and distress those who are living with it. I have experience of working with anxiety, including diagnosed General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and depression. To overcome anxiety, I encourage clients to look at what's going on for them in the present and how they can change thought patterns, and look at their past to see where the root cause of the anxiety may stem from. I provide a safe and confidential space and, with a warm, insightful nature, I hope to help you to feel comfortable in your environment. My goal is to create a place where you feel you can build trust which will allow you to start exploring difficult and perhaps unwanted feelings in your life. without the fear of judgement or criticism. Helping you to improve your awareness of yourself. I also like to work creatively, using methods to help clients communicate when words have become too difficult. My experience includes working in the field of domestic violence counselling clients have a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, anger issues, relationship problems, affairs and betrayals and drug/alcohol addictions. I've also worked with self-harm, sexuality, friendship issues, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum.

I believe counselling should be accessible to Our sessions together are like a journey; a chance for you to explore unwanted and difficult emotions whilst feeling supported and safe. We will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build on them and begin to utilise them in everyday life through self-knowledge and awareness. By engaging in counselling, we can work together to develop various tools and psychological mindfulness. Recently I  trained as a stalking support advocate, and I am a director in TalkingTherapy NI.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma of HE in Counselling UUJ
AQA in Intermediate Skills
BTEC in Counselling Skills
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Asist Suicide awareness

Stalking Profile Training

Mental Health First Aid
CISM - Critical Incident group training
Child protection/ Vulnerable adults certificate
Trauma and Addiction Level 3 OCN
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision Level 7

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£35 Per Hour, reductions for students

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT7 1HB
Craigavon, BT63

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been working as a Supervisor for 4 years.

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