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Hello and welcome! I am Adrian - BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Mindfulness teacher with over 18 years clinical experience. Working from a tranquil office for in person sessions or available online nationwide.I have vast experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse and sexual violence, anxiety panic and depression. I also have experience of working within diverse range of therapeutic settings- such as mental health services supporting people with enduring mental health struggles. I feel this has given me experience of many settings and the way therapy is provided within these.I worked for over a decade within NHS Counselling services, providing both brief and longer term therapeutic interventions helping clients with sex, relationships and anxiety, loss and grief. I have previously facilitated HIV support groups and 1-1 therapy within sexual health clinics. In addition to this in recent years I have worked within University Counselling teams offering 1-1 therapy to staff and students ,alongside facilitating groups and providing training. I have of course gained wisdom and insight through life experiences & the struggles and challenges along the way. I fully appreciate it can hurt to be Human! Please Don't despair ......
I offer all clients an initial brief telephone consultation if you would like this 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 - we can explore ways of working together to address the difficulties you are experiencing. I consider myself warm ,relatable and easy to talk to and this is what clients often tell me after an initial session. I provide a safe environment to talk at your own pace. I offer therapy sessions with compassion and heart with deep empathy to my fellow humans who are experiencing depression, loss, grief, anxiety, struggling with sex/sexuality ,gender identity struggles 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 and neurodviersity. 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 GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship 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 view people from a non judgemental lens.
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. Sometimes we all hurt, irrespective of Gender. Being vulnerable is a strength. 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 approach along with helping you develop healthier coping strategies 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!"
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Concessions for longer term therapy.(16 plus sessions)
When I work
MONDAY /TUESDAY /WEDNESDAY /THURSDAY/ DAY& EVENINGS