About me

Life can feel extremely hard at times and can often bring up many difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions that may be leading you to feel overwhelmed, anxious and in a low mood.  Perhaps you are finding it uncomfortable or experience difficulty sharing with others what's on your mind and how you are feeling or maybe feeling unheard if you do? Do you find yourself saying yes to others when really you want to say no or maybe feeling your needs are not as important?  

If any of this sounds familiar to you and you are feeling unhappy and fed up experiencing this,  counselling may be a beneficial option for you in exploring what is going on for you and finding a way for yourself to make positive changes in your life. 

Who Am I and How Can the Counselling I Provide Help you?

Hi I'm Adam!  I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor with experience helping clients explore and work through issues relating to anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, confidence and relationship difficulties.  Having a confidential space to share and explore your thoughts and feelings together at your own pace within an empathic, non-judgmental, honest therapeutic relationship is the focus of the counselling I provide.   This can often help gain insight and clarity towards a better understanding of yourself that can help towards improving self-esteem and confidence for making and trusting your own decisions and choices that are right for you. 

I understand reaching out to speak with a counsellor can often feel daunting and scary, but if you are reading this I also appreciate you may be considering making contact or feel ready to do so.

Finding a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and feels right for you is essential.  If you feel I am someone you could work with, please do get in touch and we can go from there. 

You can contact me either by telephone or email.  If I am unable to take your call, I will contact you as soon as I am able.  I do provide a free 15 minute telephone consultation that can be arranged at a mutually convenient time to further discuss what you are looking for and to establish if we are able to work together before booking a first session.  

Please note:  I am unable to provide counselling for couples.  

My Availability

I am able to provide sessions Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 7pm and Saturdays between 9am-3pm.

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I provide individual face to face counselling for adults from my practice (Stillwell Counselling) at 28 Hoghton Street, Southport online video counselling.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and fully insured for the work I do.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Liverpool John Moores University)

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Wirral Met College)

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Wirral Met College)

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University)

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Workshops and Training

  • Moving your Practice Online [Online]
  • Working with Risk - Exploring Suicide with Clients Workshop
  • Suicide Prevention for Community Gatekeepers Training
  • Introduction to Male-Friendly Counselling [Online]
  • Gambling Awareness Training Workshop
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Art and Sandplay
  • Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop
  • Working Creatively with Loss - A creative therapy workshop.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Photos & videos

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

FREE 15 minute telephone consultation without further obligation for opportunity to discuss what you are looking for and what I offer.

Face to Face Sessions for 1 hour (60 mins) - £45

Online Video Counselling Sessions via doxy.me for 1 hour (60 mins) £40.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday daytime and limited evening appointments available. Saturday up to 3pm.

Further information

How to find me?

I am located at 28 Hoghton Street in Southport, PR9 0PA, just a stones throw away from the main town's main shopping areas.

By car:

A pay and display car park is available directly behind my practice building on Wright Street with a minimum charge of £1.20 for 2 hours.  Alternatively on-street parking is available in the nearby streets (free after 6pm).  

By bus

Bus routes 300, 347, 47, X2 go past or near Hoghton Street.

By rail:

Southport main station is about a 10 minute walk from Hoghton Street via London Street.

I am happy to provide further information on request.

Southport
Merseyside
PR9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I am located on the ground floor with two steps to enter the main external door entrance.