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About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £25.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I work in private practice on either a long or short term basis, I charge £45 for individuals £60 for couples, the session is an hour. I offer a reduced rate of just £25 for an initial assessment session. I also offer a 50% reduced rate for those on a low income, depending on space and availability. Please ask.

When I work

Daytime & evening appointments only, no weekends.

Yemoji, Framfield Road, Buxted, East Sussex, TN22 4LF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom