Dr Adam Hastings-Cook. BSc(Hons), GDip, PGDip, PGDip, DClinPsych
Initial assessment sessions are cost and commitment free!!
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist I practice ISTDP (Intensive Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), which is a highly effective evidence based 'attachment focused therapy' that rapidly addresses your underlying issues at an emotional level. This allows you to pay closer attention to yourself and your emotions in ‘healthier’ ways, enabling you to experience your emotions to their fullest and allowing a natural healing process to occur.
This not only brings symptomatic relief but more importantly it enables you to use your feelings to guide your decision making in all areas of your life, allowing you to blossom and reach your full potential. This is unlike the numerous other therapeutic approaches I am trained in, which essentially aim to develop healthier coping strategies at an intellectual level.
During the assessment session we will establish appropriate treatment goals and will work in a collaborative and structured manner towards these. Issues are addressed systematically, with the greatest sensitivity and in a manner whereby you control the process ensuring you work at a pace that is optimal to you.
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone and I can answer any questions you may have or arrange a cost and commitment free initial assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council, British Psychological Society and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I completed my Doctoral clinical training at Birmingham University and have 18 years experience working as a psychologist in the capacity of a practitioner, supervisor, lead of service and administering training both in the NHS and the private sector.
My specialty is working with a wide range of often very complex issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance misuse issues, personality and relational issues. I have worked in a range of services including Inpatient, Brain Injury, Learning Disability, Older Adult and Child /Adolescents.
I have post doctoral qualification training in a range of therapies including
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),
- Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
- Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)
- Attachment Based-Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (AB-ISTDP). I now solely practice AB- ISTDP.
I receive regular supervision and have completed my own personal therapy, specifically (ISTDP).
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£95.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
£95 per hour
Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy is a well-known, well-documented and well-respected model of therapy that focuses on creating deep and lasting change for individuals in the shortest time frame possible. It is an evidence-based approach shown to be effective and suitable for a broad range of psychological issues including but not limited to anxiety, panic attacks, treatment resistant mood disorders, PTSD, sexual problems, bereavement, substance misuse issues, personality disorder related issues and unexplained medical symptoms.
Transformative change can rapidly be seen in the character of the client. Research indicates positive outcomes are long lasting and most importantly improvements continue long after therapy ends.
To help people become what they have always had the potential to be, is satisfying for both parties who are engaged in the process. To work together to find and overcome the barriers to personal fulfilment in life is an exciting and inspiring journey. They are not only able to overcome symptoms but are able to reach their full potential in all areas of their life.