Adam Castle - Counsellor. Registered Member MBACP
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As an experienced Psychodynamic Counselling Therapist working in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, I draw on Psychoanalytic, Integrative and Relational approaches to counselling therapy.
I help clients in making connections by developing a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress. Often those patterns may have caused a multitude of issues such as depression, anxiety and panic, family issues, phobias, psychosis, and addiction.
In exploring these patterns it is then possible to address the life experiences they might relate to, such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss, as well as a plethora of other uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives.
My aim is to help people make sense of their problems and develop coping strategies to resolve them.
Whether you’re having issues with anxiety, depression, relationships, maybe you're suffering with other complex mental health problems, or seeking personal development, I attune my approach to respond to your unique situation and the experiences that have informed it. Through counselling, I help you in recovering motivation, perspective, and essential joy in your life.
I recommend that we have an initial session to develop an understanding of your needs, and how I may best help. I mostly work with clients over the long-term, which helps to address the deeper, more complex roots of distress. However, I also offer short-term work, which can be effective.
I am available for weekday sessions during the day from 8am as well as evening up until 9pm.Weekend appointments are occasionally available on request.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a fully qualified counsellor. Having trained at The University of Hertfordshire between 2008 to 2012, I completed a diploma course in Psychodynamic Theory.
I then followed independent training until 2014, when I went on and successfully achieved a two year Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at The Counselling Foundation in St. Albans.
I continued training with Middlesex University, gaining an accredited qualification in 'Together For Wellbeing’ in their Support Training Programme. Employed by The N.H.S. Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust, I spent three years working and supporting patients with a multitude of mental health and personality conditions.
Now in private practice, I also continue seeing clients at The Counselling Foundation in Luton, and have done since 2014.
I also have a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Design and Applied Arts (1998).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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All practical arrangements, including fees, are discussed during the first session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during weekdays including evenings, from 8am until 9pm, and may also be available at weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|