Dr Adam Hastings-Cook. BSc(Hons), GDip, PGDip, DClinPsych
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society. I have worked in the capacity of a psychologist in the NHS since 2004 and completed my doctorate in 2010 with Birmingham University. During this period I gained extensive experience working in a wide range of mental health services however I specialised in working with Adults who present with a wide range of complex psychological issues.
My most recent NHS post was the Lead Clinical Psychologist for Community Mental Health and Inpatient Services for two London Boroughs. I was responsible for the clinical supervision of qualified psychologists, trainee and assistant psychologists. Developing and administering training on psychological therapies to different members of the multi disciplinary team. Offering consultation to teams to facilitate a psychological understanding of the more challenging clinical issues they experience
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive post qualification formal training in the principal therapies practiced within my speciality including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT),
- Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT)
- Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
- Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)
- Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
If you are on a lower income please contact me to discuss.
My preference is to practice Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy which 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.
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.
I receive regular supervision and have completed my own personal therapy, specifically (ISTDP).
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone to arrange an initial assessment or ask me any questions you may have.