Valerie Ann Adams PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP
12 The Courtyard
192 Galgorm Road
02825637658 / 07766740824
I offer one to one counselling in my private practice in Ballymena.
I have 18 years experience and I am able to address a wide range of issues and difficulties that cause depression and anxiety.
I invite you to arrange an initial consultation when I can hear what is troubling you and discuss how problems, challenges and obstacles in your life can be addressed and resolved so that you have more freedom to be yourself and enjoy your life.
The Initial Consultation
This is a time to share your reason for seeking counselling.
And a time for me to explain how I might help you address your issues.
It is important that you feel comfortable to share your issues with me and that you feel I am the right person for you. This first meeting can help you make this decision.
To help me assess your issues I will ask you some biographical details.
Confidentiality is of paramount importance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London
I had the privilege of training alongside other mature students from all walks of life and various parts of the world. This experience afforded me the opportunity to gain a deep appreciation of difference and diversity.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
I have been working as a Therapeutic Counsellor for the past 18 years. I find my work very rewarding and fulfilling through guiding my clients to work through their issues and learn more about themselves and their potential.
As a trained Supervisor I offer supervision to qualified counsellors
I also design and facilitate private classes in many aspects of counselling practice for trained counsellors and those in training. I enjoy this aspect of my work also because I like to share my knowledge and experience to offer participants the best guidance and information to equip them to address client issues appropriately.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees are negotiable and will be discussed at the initial consultation
About my Practice
I offer an initial consultation of one hour.
This is usually followed by six weekly sessions of one hour each. At the end of this period work is reviewed and it is agreed whether more sessions would be beneficial or whether work has completed.
I appreciate that Christmas and the New Year can be particularly challenging times.
I recommend you to consider arranging an initial consultation with me to help you clarify your issues and decide if counselling might be useful for you at this time.
I aim to offer initial consultations within a week of your request and so avoid having to join a waiting list.
I look forward to hearing from you and perhaps having the opportunity to help you in the New Year.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on weekdays. I aim to offer you a time that suits you best whether morning, afternoon or evening and within a week of contacting me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Qualification:.View supervision profile