Adrian Langham (BA Hons)MBACP-Accredited/Registered
435 Valley Road
Hello, I am Adrian - BACP accredited Gay male therapist with experience of working within mental health, sexual health, further education settings and of course wisdom through life experience and age!
I offer all clients an initial brief telephone consultation/face time to suit our schedules where we can chat about your current situation and reason for counselling. If agreeable we can then meet for a thorough assessment and look at ways of working together to help address the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer bespoke therapy with compassion and understanding to individuals who are experiencing depression, loss,anxiety, suicidality or struggling to cope with demands of life and manage their general mental health. I support people who feel confused, lost or simply trying to make sense of themselves. If a problem matters to you -then It is important.
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 relational and approachable. I welcome enquiries from all sectors of the community regardless of gender, race, class and culture. I particularly welcome enquires from within the LGBTQ community. I offer an inclusive service that reflects and understands the diverse community we live in. I have engaged in specialist diversity training to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the issues and difficulties facing any minorities within our divergent community.
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 feel male therapists are often under-represented in counselling and can offer clients a very different perspective and insightful experience. This has been something clients have spoken positively about when experiencing working with a male therapist around sexual abuse. This has also been beneficial and reparative for them. I sat on the steering group to set up a local service for male survivors of sexual violence and provide therapy for people who have experienced this.
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 behaviour.
I have a decade of rich and diverse experience from working within various NHS healthcare mental health and sexual health settings. I currently work as a counsellor at University Counselling service working with staff and students.
Issues around anxiety, addictive behaviour, sex and relationship issues- Loss or lack of interest /motivation in life that sometimes can feel overwhelming and life limiting.No issues is too small -if it affects you, then it matters. I am very open minded and comfortable around issues relating to sex, sexuality and gender/questioning identity. I work with clients to create a safe therapeutic space to facilitate greater self -exploration to raise self -awareness and understanding of the issues you may be struggling with.
Learning to recognise and understand our thoughts and feelings can enable us to understand ourselves and our behaviour better, this can facilitate our relationships and the areas we struggle with. I tailor therapy to suit each individual client offering a very unique and personal experience in a non -judgemental style that is both relational and engaging. I am very understanding and welcoming to all.
Training, qualifications & experience
(MBACP) ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
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!"
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
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client