ANTHEA ADAMS MBACP( Accred). UKRCP Registered MA In Integrative Therapy
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor/ psychotherapist. I provide both short and longer term in depth contracts to suit your needs. For me it is important to provide a safe, respectful and non- judgemental approach for exploring your issues. I feel that the facilitation of a person's ' wholeness' to improve their quality of life is one of the most important features of Integrative therapy.
I have also lived and worked a good deal of my life overseas. I have gained practical experience and cultural insights from working with people from many different ethnic family backgrounds. This has given me a keen interest in working with diversity and difference.
How I Can Help You
I attempt to bring together all aspects of the personality such as feelings, perceptions and unresolved conflicts into a cohesive whole, which can then encourage the client to approach life more positively. My role is to facilitate your work in ways that respect your values, personal resources and capacity for choice within your cultural context. Choosing to be in therapy is being open to exploring possibilities.
I work regularly with clients who are experiencing;
Fertility problems both Male and Female.
- Relationship Issues
- Generalised anxiety Disorder
- Clients with Cancer
- Loss - of many sorts;
- Moving Overseas
- The Loss of a Partner
and many other related areas.
Anxiety is something that we can all feel at times. It can affect your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. Bereavement / loss, grieving over a death is a natural process. This can be the loss from a death but also from many life time losses, not necessarily a death. Sometimes people need support to help them resolve the pain of mourning.
How Can Psychotherapy Help?
Psychotherapy can offer that support, and help you find ways to understand, manage and overcome your grief. Understand how our anxiety affects you. Looking at where your anxiety originates from, and what seems to be keeping it going. Looking at home to challenge your thoughts, and to bring about a more balanced way of managing your life.Psychotherapy can also help you to face your fears, learn how to relax, and re- build self- esteem.
How counselling can help
Most of us at one time or another will experience difficulties with our thoughts, our behaviours or our relationships.
How do I move on after a relationship ends?
Understanding what went wrong is an important step towards recovery, rather than blaming yourself. Therapy can help you let go of the past, deal with your feelings and look forward to the future.
Some people seek counselling to help them explore a general feeling that their lives are not quite right; a vague feeling of being blocked which can have an impact on all areas of their lives.
Redundancy can leave you with feelings of worthlessness, failure and shame. A huge sense of relief is usually experienced when the problem is shared.
Where I Work From
I offer therapy in Barnes within easy reach of Hammersmith, Chiswick, Fulham, Sheen, Mortlake, Putney, Roehampton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Wimbeldon. There is free parking in the road after 12md and before 10am. There are other areas in the near vicinity which offer free parking all day. I am on the bus route from Richmond, 33 bus brings you to outside my door. Kingston and Wimbledon are easy by tube. Barnes is approachable from Putney, by train ( one stop) and then 33 or 72 bus, which arrives directly outside. From the tube stop, it is a short bus ride, or if you are feeling energetic a walk of 10 minutes over Hammersmith bridge.
My approach encompasses Psychodynamic, Attachment theory, Incorporating Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Person- Centred. This is to offer a way of working that is tailored to your needs. Integrative therapy is an approach that emphasises the value of all individuals.
In addition to my Private practice in Barnes, I am also a Registered Nurse and have been working in the field for 30 years. Nursing interventions are concerned with empowering people and helping them achieve independence. This links in with my work as a psychotherapist,which also looks at healing, growth and development whilst working in partnership.
Counselling is your time...
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Sydney Australia)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist ref: 575093
Registered Nurse has been working in the field for the last 30+ years
Insights into Fertility.
- Attachment Theory
- Understanding and Working with Cancer in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Working with self harm, sexual abuse.
- Eating Disorders.
CBT Training Incorporated in my work.
- Mindfulness Course. Having compassion for yourself/ reducing self- criticism
- Working with Anxiety.
I am a Accred. member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I regard on- going training as essential and complimentary to my personal and professional development and receive regular counselling and supervision myself.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health issues. I work with clients with Cancer and Terminal Illness.
Fertility issues, both for men and women.
Generalized anxiety disorder
Attachment issues/ past and current.
The First appointment/ assessment will last 50 minutes at a Reduced Rate of £60.00
Part of the initial assessment/ appointment is to assess whether counselling and psychotherapy is for you. We would also look at why you have come to therapy, and why at this time of your life. Whatever issues you bring to the session, we will explore together, looking at what they mean to you and what you would like to achieve.
The therapy session takes place once a week.
I do appreciate how difficult it can be to decide whether or not you need counselling. I seek to foster a confidential and ethical service that gives my clients the space to explore all issues that are important to them.
- Problems experienced in childhood which have an influence on day to day living.
- loss and Change.
- Work life Balance.
- Mothering and parenting issues.
- Facilitate the individuals knowledge of themselves within the context of their significant relationships.
- Ethnicity issues.
- Managing illness/ health issues.
"I have never received counselling of any sort before I went along to meet Anthea and I was very unsure about what to expect. She made me feel at ease and gave me a secure, calm space to open up. She helped me navigate my way through a very difficult time and I can't recommend her highly enough." 'S'. ( letter used only as name as need for confidentiality)
''When I arrived for my first counselling session I was engulfed by sadness and mental anguish.
I was hoping that Anthea would provide me with a quick proof solution to all my problems. What I learnt over my time with Anthea was that the solutions were right there within me, I just had to trust myself. My journey with Anthea was one of many tears and self- doubt but I never felt judged for the way I was feeling. It was as if she took my hand and gently guided me through the maze of darkness. More than a year on I am now ready to face the world with a smile." S'
"I first had therapy 18 months ago. I found I needed more help and returned. I did not realise that healing would take such a long time.
With Anthea's skilled guidance and understanding this journey has been such a restorative process.
I feel very lucky to have had Anthea to help me. I always know that if I need more support in the future I can go back" 'P' ( letter used only as name, as need for confidentiality)
"During dark periods, I had tried counselling twice before but was unsure about their long term value.Talking therapies are cathartic in themselves but I felt these previous experiences offered little more. Working with Anthea was quiet different. I was extremely unwell when we first met and our sessions together were key to my recovery. Most importantly they have given me a sense of how to heal myself, and that is priceless." ' N'. ( letter used only for name as need for confidentiality)
"In particular therapy helped me to actually communicate the things that were obviously stressing me out, but that I wasn't venting properly. I was trying to deal with everything on my own, and I was finding it hard to cope with the stresses of life, in particular the stresses of business. I understand now that this is where the anxiety and reduction in confidence levels came from. I also know that I can trust people closer to me to help me when I am feeling the pressure, before I did not want to worry people with my problems."
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available Monday, Wednesday
Types of client