Adam King, Counsellor, Registered Member MBACP.
Feeling sad, anxious, angry or unsettled? Finding yourself in unhelpful relationship patterns? Feeling stressed or struggling to cope? Maybe you are not feeling listened to or experiencing difficulties sharing what is going on for you with people close to you? If that sounds familiar and you are fed up feeling like this and need someone to talk to, maybe I can help you.
Hi, I'm Adam - thanks for taking a look at my profile. I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor with experience helping clients work through issues around anxiety, loss, low self-esteem/confidence, work 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 confidential space to talk through whatever is troubling you to explore your options and help you gain a better understanding of yourself to gain more control within your life for finding your own answers and knowing what is right for you for making positive changes.
As a Person Centred counsellor, it is my belief you know yourself best and what you need, although I can appreciate it may not feel much like that now. Led by what you share, I will work with you through listening and understanding how you are experiencing life right now with non-judgement, warmth and acceptance. This can help create a space that you feel safe to openly explore and talk through at your pace, your thoughts and feelings about what is troubling you. This can lead to you gaining insight and more perspective for what is going on for you and to allow for reflecting on your options for moving forward. My aim is to develop a trusting relationship with you that through exploring what is going on for you can help you to re-connect with trusting yourself for making your own decisions for knowing for what is best for you.
First session? How many sessions?
I offer 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.
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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 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.
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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
FREE 15 minute telephone consultation without further obligation for opportunity to discuss what you are looking for and what I offer.
Initial Consultation Session - 30 minutes (£25)
Individual Counselling Session - 60 minutes (£45)
I also offer a reduced rate for students, including counselling students. Please contact me for 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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am located on the ground floor with two steps to enter the main external door entrance.
Weekday daytime and limited evening appointments available.
Saturday morning and afternoon appointments.
Types of client