Adam Matthew Day BSc (Hons) MBACP
Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic
Welcome. Firstly I’d like to say that It can be highly anxiety provoking for any person choosing to engage in counselling, and I have the utmost respect for any individual courageous enough to take such an important step in understanding themselves. I aim to offer individuals the opportunity to explore themselves freely and openly without being judged and, possibly for the first time in their lives, experience of actually being listened to.
Its important to me that you are thought of after each session, which is why each client is given a free A4 venting pad on assessment for you to write down feelings and reflections which have arisen during the counselling sessions. Alternatively I also offer mindfulness colouring in books if preferred. The choice is yours. These after-session tasks are excellent tools to help you get out of your head and on to a creative page, bringing you back to a less uncertain, present focused state of mind if needed.
Depending on where you are going to after the session you may wish to sufficiently relax before you leave. If this is the case I offer end of session guided relaxation exercises for such times. Finally, I am affiliated with two Gyms locally (Both mixed and Women's only) and as such I'm able to guarantee subsidised membership gym rates through my service should you wish to develop yourself physically, a fantastic way to help boost confidence alongside counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc (Hons) First Class Degree in Counselling/Psychotherapy which included training in several different approaches including Humanistic (Person Centered/Existential), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Psychodynamic. I also engage in a minimum of 30 hours’ continued professional development annually.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold two enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) disclosures.
I work in various settings as an integrative Counsellor including Charity, local authority, educational establishments, and private practice. I receive referrals from a number of sources within such settings and currently work with children, adolescents, and adults. Main issues worked with are; relationship issues, anger, anxiety, depression and bereavement/loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I worked for a bereavement charity for several years within the local area and have strong experience in supporting people through grief. My experience includes helping both adults and children who have lost loved ones to terminal illness, tragic accidents, suicide, dementia, and child cot death. Everyone grieves in their own way depending on the relationship with the person who has died, and contrary to many people's views there is no ‘normal’ time frame in which a person should finish grieving. Each individual’s unique thoughts, feelings and life meanings need to be understood and explored.
Its often the case that a recent or past bereavement can lead to subsequent relationship issues, anxiety and mild to severe depression. However, as worrying as this sounds such changes in experience usually unearth deeper issues which may never have risen to the surface were it not for suffering the loss of a loved one. Once worked through its often the case that many positive life changes arise from bereavement.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Individual Counselling: £55 per session in Romford £65 in Hammersmith. West London W6.
Couples Counselling: £65 per session in Romford £80 in Hammersmith. West London W6.
Students/young persons under 18 concession: £40 per session in Romford and £45 in Hammersmith, West London W6.
I view life troubles such as relationship issues, anxiety and depression as unique experiences which differ greatly in level and meaning from person to person. In this sense the initial assessment isn't taken to diagnose, or place you into a mental health category, rather it is used to further understand how you, personally, experience and are affected by current life issues.
Sessions are held at two very relaxed therapeutic centres within West London and Essex supporting Hammersmith, Acton, Shepherd's Bush, Chiswick, Notting hill, Romford, Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Hornchurch, Upminster, Gidea park and Emerson Park. Please don't hesitate to contact me via phone or email to book a counselling assessment, establish current availability, or simply find out more about what to expect from counselling.
'Adam was a very kind, helpful person who made me feel very comfortable. I felt a great deal of trust and acceptance from him. I have developed more independance and a different perspective on life. The couselling sessions have changed every aspect of my life'.
'Counselling has helped me to build confidence, feel supported, sane, and helped me believe there is hope. Now I actually have healthy relationships, better feelings towards myself, live life again and suffer no more from depression'
'I am very grateful for the counselling sessions I received and really feel they have helped me a great deal through this difficult time in my life. In many ways it helped me to accept and come to terms with losing my Dad, allowing me to discuss thoughts and feelings that I felt I couldn't discuss with friends and family. I'd like to pass on my thanks to my counsellor Adam for putting me at ease, which made it easier for me to talk about some painful things'.
'Counselling has given me the courage to work through many issues related to my deceased Mother, and prior to the sessions I now realise I had no real understanding of death. It surprised me to learn that counselling was infact all about me. I will be forever grateful'.
'I am able to act much more confidently in all situations and as such express myself without fear of embarrassment. I also feel less anxious/depressed as as such my entire life is much less stressful. I feel that this will improve even more in the future due to counselling'.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday-Friday 9-8pm supporting: West London; Hammersmith, Acton, Shepherd's Bush, Chiswick, Notting hill, and Essex; Romford, Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Hornchurch, Upminster.
Types of client
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