Adam Coombes - Registered counsellor (MBACP) & solution focused practitioner
Hello, welcome & thank you for checking out my profile!
A guide to this profile
There is lots of information on this page about how I could support you, so that you can best decide if I am suitable to your needs from a therapist. You can read the whole thing or browse down to the headers that (hopefully) give you the answers you need. If you are completely lost as to who to approach, then write a short list of some of the things that you want from therapy and the therapist themselves. Then filter through the therapists on the site to meet those requirements. If there is something you are looking for specifically that I haven't mentioned, then please get in contact to ask, or alternatively visit my website: www.dynamictherapy.club
A moment of recent life in context
The last 18 months has tested everyone which has led to problems coming up that were either not there before or felt more manageable. Anxiety, depression & stress levels have increased significantly, new & unfamiliar pressures have changed our relationships with ourselves, partners, family, friends & strangers potentially putting life in a new light to us. Loved ones may have been lost - you may be feeling lost! Whatever your situation, its been a significant challenge to the mind, body & being.
Areas I can support you with:
(In alphabetical order)
Anxiety: including and not restricted to - Generalised Anxiety Disorder, panic attacks, health and pandemic anxiety
Bereavement, loss & grief
Blue Light therapy - Emergency services enhanced support
Existentialism - meaning & purpose within existence
Fears & phobias
Identity - Loss & establishing identity
Mens mental health
Relationships - difficulties, divorce, separation, infidelity & dishonesty
Self Esteem, confidence & worth
Workplace stress - Workload management, bullying, unreasonable demands, career coaching, business management
My role in supporting you
I am a qualified, trained, enhanced DBS cleared registered counsellor. I am further certified in online & telephone based counselling. I am classed as an integrative counsellor which means that I use many different approaches that are adapted to meet your needs in the session. Find out more about these approaches in "Further information" below.
It is my role to support you in making sense & meaning of what you are experiencing now and finding the right path to where you want to be. My approach to counselling is to make sessions as relaxed and conversational as possible to give you a safe, calm and confidential space to explore whatever brings you to therapy. We will identify a way that works for you and the sessions are your own to explore your matter & options within it.
Why choose me as your therapist?
Yes, there are lots and lots of counsellors to choose from on here! I remember many years ago going through the same process and wondering who to choose - so why pick me? I want you to find the right therapist for you. To assist you in making that choice I offer a free consultation over the phone or Zoom for us to talk about your situation, needs & expectations both from therapy and the therapist.
I hold enough knowledge, experience, confidence & self awareness to know if I can support you in your situation. I have had so many great clients during my time in practice, who have made amazing progress & achieved what they set out to through therapy with me.
I am a human with a life lived & a personality. Whilst I maintain professionalism & wont share much about myself, I believe it is more relaxing for both sides of the the therapeutic relationship to realise that we connect as humans when dealing with challenging or tough matters that you may bring to the therapy room. Through my being & my role, I will offer a unique, relatable and effective approach to your issues.
I will be on your side unconditionally. With this, we will work together honestly & transparently from both sides to develop trust with one another. As your therapist I will not be afraid to tactfully challenge unhelpful thinking and behaviours that may not be beneficial and channel you to find new ways to serve you better.
Counselling & therapy sessions are there to support you in change and transition through complicated, uncomfortable & challenging points in our life.
Through attending sessions with me, I will give you a safe & private space for you to understand and learn more about your current situation, whilst supporting you to look back on the things that contributed to how you are feeling now.
Each session will be focused on you to give you an opportunity to speak without fear of judgment or other agenda to find the answers you need to the matters that you are facing. You will draw on your experience and life skills to find and develop your own resources to manage your current situation and future.
I am extremely proud and grateful to have been through therapy myself, having realised the distinct benefits of having somewhere to go, away from my every day life to talk to someone who I could trust to help me safely explore my situation and feelings.
I monitor this profile weekly and will update if I have availability or not:
I have availability to see new clients, so please get in contact to arrange a consultation and appointment.
I offer a free phone /online based consultation before you arrange your first session so that we both have a better understanding of each other. In this, you can tell me what you are looking for support with & ask any questions that will help you decide. There is no obligation or expectation to book a first session in the consultation.
If you are comfortable to proceed with me we can make an appointment. I am based in Rochford & Southend as well as working remotely online & via telephone.
Make an enquiry - through this website or you can:
Call, text, or WhatsApp me 07376 910 176
Email me through my private practice: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a consultation through my website: https://www.dynamictherapy.club/signup-support
If you call and I do not answer, send a message & I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
I trade through my company name of Dynamic Therapy Club (www.dynamictherapy.club) .
Through working with me, you will be seen, you will be heard & I will guide you to find your own sense, meaning and resources to handle your life situations, yourself.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- Certified in counselling skills and theory with bereavement & loss.
- Certified Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner with applied neuroscience
- Certified in Online & Telephone Counselling
- Continued professional development: Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapy (In progress)
Other relevant support experience
- 10 years of front line experience within the emergency services.
- Experienced addiction recovery worker for a charity.
- Specialist practitioner for steroid & IPED use
- Appropriate Adult Service
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With front line emergency services experience, I offer support to workers within the Police, NHS & fire brigade with a greater depth of knowledge and understanding of matters that effect front line workers through lived experience.
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner -Solution focused coaching: £50 per session
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Face to face sessions (50 mins) £45.00
Online & phone based sessions (50 mins): £45.00
I am certified to deliver effective counselling services through these means and many studies and client testimonies deem online and phone based counselling as an effective equivalent to face to face with many great benefits.
Home based appointments (subject to an assessment) £50.00 within the Southend and Rochford district.
Couples sessions (session times vary between 1hr -1.5hrs) : £65.00
I offer reduced rate services to students, trainee counsellors & members of the Emergency services.
Payment types accepted: Cash, card, transfer, payment link.
Sessions are held Monday to Friday: 08:00am - 7pm & Saturday 08:30am to 1:00pm.
Blue light support
The day to day work within the emergency services is different to any other job - I know because I did it for almost a decade. The stresses, strains and demands placed upon you hold unique challenges to your resilience that can easily start off as "Just part of the job", and over time impact more and more. As a counsellor with lived experience in this environment, I am able to offer support with greater insight and appreciation of what you are facing more than most. Having further studied emergency service work place trauma, I can support you with the workplace challenges that you have faced and continue to come up against.
When the impacts of your duty cannot be left in the locker before you come home, its time to speak.
Some of the psychological approaches I am trained in include:
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Identifying & addressing past and existing thought processes, beliefs and behaviours that may be unhelpful or harmful, then altering these to more positive, supportive constructs.
Person Centered - Humanist counselling - Providing the right optimal conditions to explore your own personal growth, understanding & change in what you are dealing with.
Pyschodynamic - A focus on how past experiences and thoughts in our unconscious influence the present.
Transactional Analysis - Inclusive of the above three methods, we explore the structure of our personality into three ego states of the parent, adult & child. You identify your inner state changes and how you interact with others.
Gestalt Therapy - Looking at you and your patterns of behaviour, you focus on the present & how others & situations interact with you.
Neuro Lingustic Programming - A solution focused approach where you explore the way that your brain in programmed from earlier patterns of behaviour and thought. With this, we identify the resources that you already have available to create new patterns that help you reach your desired states.
As well as counselling I write articles, present podcasts and host videos for self help, motivation, confidence and connection. You can access these through my website: www.dynamictherapy.club/media