Adam Hurst (MA, UKCP reg.)
I am a UKCP registered Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapist who works with people of all ages, currently offering online and phone sessions during the Coronavirus pandemic. Psychotherapy is a safe and confidential space for you to explore anything on your mind.
I am trained to work with children and adults. If you are an adult reading this maybe some things in life feel overwhelming. There may be confusing events that keep happening, or strange and unwanted feelings that seem to keep reoccurring. Thinking about the underlying meanings behind these events and feelings can add light to what was previously unexplained, and add depth and understanding to our lives. The aim is to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from being able to thrive and fulfil your full potential.
You may have experienced some sort of trauma, or perceived something in a traumatic way. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, or low mood, and not know why. You may wish to explore more about your inner life, looking at obstacles that seem to appear, or wonder how to make your present life, and future, a little bit clearer. You may want to look at what can cause you inner conflict, or conflict with others, and psychotherapy is a safe place to do this.
This exploration of your inner life can lead to an increased sense of self-worth, strength and resilience, offering some clarity into your sense of purpose and really connecting with what fulfils you in life.
It may be that you are reading this to find someone to help with your child, or a child you may know. As a Child Psychotherapist I am trained to really think about what may be going on for a child, and how adverse circumstances may have impacted on them. This can really offer a lifeline to children who feel misunderstood, and can help families to understand what may be going on for them too. Emotional difficulties can manifest in very challenging behaviours and some help to unpick these behaviours can really help turn things around for everybody.
I welcome you to contact me if you would like to discuss sessions for you, or for your child.
Training, qualifications & experience
Adam is a fully qualified integrative child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapist and have specialist training in working with children as well as adults.
He holds an MA in Integrative Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy, and is UKCP registered. Adam adheres to the UKCP code of ethics.
His training is integrative and so encompasses mostly Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches, and when working with children includes a variety of forms such as play, sandtray and the arts. He also undertakes his own Jungian analysis which influences his work.
He has 8 years experience working with Children and Adults, from quite seriously traumatised children, through to working with adults who are looking to explore more deeply into their lives and experience.
5 years of this was working with children and adults in an all boys EBD (Emotional, Behavioural Difficulties) school, where many of the children had suffered some sort of early trauma.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session for individuals.
£80 for couples or more than one person.
I offer a small amount of reduced fee places depending on financial circumstances which can be discussed.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy where if sessions are cancelled within 48 hours they will be charged if they cannot be rearranged.
Sessions last for 50 mins, and normally occur once a week at the same time and place.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss working with Adam further please do, either by phone or email. He is also happy to meet for an initial session before organising ongoing sessions. For Children he offers 4 assessment sessions before commencing any further with long term psychotherapy.
The way Adam works with children varies from the adult work, encompassing play, sandtray and the arts. There are two therapy rooms available, one in the Mill road area of Cambridge, and the other in Chesterton. Adam also works with children in several different schools in and around Cambridge.
Adam is registered with the UKCP and adheres to their code of ethics. He receives regular supervision from a UKCP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Supervisor.