(BA Hons)MBACP-Accredited/Registered Counsellor
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Hello, I am Adrian - BACP accredited& registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of working within mental health, sexual health, further education settings, and of course wisdom and insight through life experience and age! I fully appreciate it can hurt to be Human! Don't despair ......
I offer all clients an initial brief telephone consultation where we can chat about your current situation and explore your understanding of counselling and hopefully help dispel any myths or assumptions you may have,If agreeable we can then meet for an initial consultation where there is time to talk over things in more depth- this can be in person or online where we can look at ways of working together to address the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer therapy with compassion and heart with deep understanding to those who are experiencing depression, loss, anxiety, struggling with sex/sexuality or relationship problems. Or maybe you are simply feeling lost in your own life and need help and a fresh perspective and some insights to make sense of it all!
I welcome ALL clients from all walks of life -irrespective of gender, age and particularly welcome clients from LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY. I am a strong advocate for Equality and Diversity both within with my life and my therapeutic work. I consider myself warm, engaging and very relatable and approachable.
I offer an inclusive service that reflects and understands the diverse community we live in and how we experience ourselves within that world. I have engaged in specialist diversity training to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the issues and difficulties facing any minority group.I feel very passionately that every human being has the right to live safely with dignity and respect.
I am a strong advocate for men's mental health and suicide prevention. I work to promote and challenge the need to talk and to help reduce stigma, shame and isolation.
I spent nearly a decade working as a psychotherapist in HIV and Sexual health and consider myself very open -minded and understanding of sex/sexuality and the sometimes complex dynamics within all human relationships. I don't shy away from talking openly with clients about sex -related difficulties and kink, BDSM. I take a non -pathologising view of sex, sexuality and human behaviour.
I have 15 years plus of rich and diverse experience from working within various NHS healthcare, mental health and sexual health settings. I also have many years experience of working with young adults and University students.
I work with clients to create a safe therapeutic space to facilitate greater self -exploration, heightening self awareness and insight.
Learning to recognise and understand our thoughts and feelings can enable us to understand ourselves and our behaviour better. I tailor therapy to suit each individual client -offering a very unique and personal experience in a non -judgemental style that is both relational, warm and engaging. I consider myself open and welcoming to all.
I hope to meet you one day...
Training, qualifications & experience
(MBACP) ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
ACCREDITED MINDFULNESS NOW TEACHER
BA HONS (FIRST CLASS) Humanistic Counselling Practice.
DIPLOMA (DISTINCTION) Humanistic Counselling Practice
ADV CERTIFICATE (DISTINCTION) Humanistic Counselling Practice
CERTIFICATE Counselling Skills
CERTIFICATE Loss and Grief
C&G HIV Treatment and Understanding
Gender Sexuality and Minority (GSM training)
I have a decade of experience of working within the NHS, educational institutions and voluntary and charitable sectors.
- Low Self Esteem
- Relationship Issues
- Self Harm
- Addictive Cycles
- Sexuality and issues associated & related/ coming out
- Gender/Sexual Identity
- Sex and Psychosexual Issues
- HIV Specialist Counselling
- Sexual Health
- Pregnancy and Termination
I also have extensive experience/Training of working within the mental health field and a good understanding of the issues and prejudices faced by this client group. I am not afraid of working with "taboo" issues and consider myself to be approachable, tolerant and very open minded of "life outside the box!"
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
When I work
MONDAY /TUESDAY /WEDNESDAY /THURSDAY-DAY & EVENING APTS