Adam King, Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, I have currently suspended face to face sessions and temporarily moved my practice to offering telephone or video counselling only. For online video sessions, I use doxy.me video platform which is a secure and encrypted platform that requires no download and no personal information is required to log into the virtual therapy space and can be accessed via a PC/laptop/Ipad/tablet or smartphone device.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or worried. The current circumstances relating to the coronavirus pandemic and experiencing a lockdown can feel difficult and challenging and may be having an impact on how you are feeling and coping with life. It may be further emphasising difficulties in your life you were experiencing before or may be new feelings you have not experienced before.
Finding yourself experiencing difficulties within your relationships? Experiencing low-self-esteem/confidence?, Isolated or feeling trapped? Feeling stressed or struggling to cope? Maybe you are not feeling listened to or finding it difficult sharing what is going on for you with family or friends but need someone to talk to? If any of this sounds familiar and you are fed up feeling like this, why not get in touch.
Hi, I'm Adam, and I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor with experience helping clients work through issues including experiencing anxiety, worry, stress, low self-esteem/confidence, work-related or financial stress, family and relationship problems. I understand making that first step to make contact to talk to a stranger about personal issues can often feel daunting and may be you are nervous or anxious to do so? Why not give me a call or drop me an email, whatever you feel more comfortable with where we can have an informal chat about what you are looking for from counselling and I can provide you with information about how I work and answer any questions you may have for us to establish if I am the right counsellor for you.
If not able to immediately answer you, I will seek to get back to your enquiry as soon as possible.
How can counselling help you?
Counselling can provide you with a safe, trusting and confidential space to talk through whatever is troubling you, which you may not feel able to do so with family or friends. It can help you explore your thoughts and feelings that can promote increased clarity and better understanding of yourself for gaining more control within your life for finding your own answers and knowing what is right for you for making positive changes.
With counselling sessions presently only being provided via online/telephone and with people currently staying at home, it is important to protect your privacy and confidentiality that you choose a location for your session within your home where you will not be overheard or disturbed and that any device you choose to access counselling sessions are connected to the internet via a secure Wi-Fi connection and have up to date antivirus software. Counselling sessions are offered by myself with the same conditions where I will ensure the session cannot be overheard and I will not be disturbed to protect your privacy and confidentiality.
First session? How many sessions?
I provide an initial 30 minute consultation session to help us both establish if we are able to work together. You are invited to share what has brought you to seek counselling, your expectations and what you hope to achieve. I will provide you with information about the way I work and to explore and discuss further your expectations. I take your confidentiality very seriously and this will be discussed in this session. If you decide to proceed, counselling sessions are for 1 hour. Weekly or fortnightly sessions are recommended to get the most out of our work together.
Number of sessions can vary and will depend on the issues you bring and what you feel you need which will be discussed in this first session. I provide regular reviews to enable us to keep a focus on what you are wanting to achieve from counselling.
I can offer weekday appointments from 9am with limited evening appointments till 7pm and Saturdays between 9am - 3pm temporarily being offered via telephone or online video counselling sessions.
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If you feel I am someone you could work with, please do get in touch and we can go from there.
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I normally provide counselling in private practice (Stillwell Counselling) from my counselling room based at 28 Hoghton Street in Southport town centre and fully insured for the work I do (photos below). I am also a volunteer counsellor with Age UK Wirral's Emotional Health and Well-Being Service and Keylink.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma 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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
FREE 15 minute telephone consultation without further obligation for opportunity to discuss what you are looking for and what I offer.
Telephone/video (doxy.me) counselling session for 1 hour (60 mins) £35 per hour.
Fee for face to face counselling sessions within my practice counselling room at 28 Hoghton Street, Southport are £25 for a 30 minute initial consultation session and £45 per hour - currently suspended due to current COVID-19 outbreak until further notice.
Concessions offered for
Counselling Sessions from my consulting room are currently suspended.
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.
There is on-street pay and display parking along Hoghton Street and additionally two pay and display car parks in Wright Street (behind Hoghton Street). The cost to park is between £1.80-£3.00 for the length of time you would require.
Bus routes 300, 347, 47, X2 go past or near Hoghton Street.
Southport main station is about a 10 minute walk from Hoghton Street via London Street.
I am happy to provide further information on request.