Hello, my name is Adam Goward, I am passionate about counselling and the benefits of therapy, to be heard and feel understood, also to unpack thoughts and feelings can be so enlightening and liberating.
For me counselling is giving yourself the time and space to explore your issues, to gain insight with the help of a caring professional who is able to facilitate you through the often challenging and difficult experience of personal therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've worked as a school counsellor, within GP surgeries on IAPT scheme [Increased Access to Psychological Therapies] where client issues are very wide ranging.
I have also had 5 years as a volunteer at a hospice where my work was centred around bereavement, other charitable work I do is for an organisation which has GP and self-referrals.
- NOCN Introduction to counselling, 3 credits at level 1 and 2
- AQA Certificate in counselling skills, VC11 skills acquisition and practice, VC12 working with loss and grief
- TA 101, Transactional Analysis
- Diploma in counselling, Humanistic Integrative, combining Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis from an Institute accredited by the BACP
- Group bereavement work
- Foundation training in understanding and working with dissociation.
- Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I work in private practice on either a long or short term basis, I charge £40 per full 1 hour session; I offer a 50% reduced rate for those on a low income, depending on space and availability. Please ask.