Hello, my name is Adam and I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor. I have worked with client's on a wide range of issues and offer one-to-one counselling, either in person or via telephone/video call, in a confidential; comfortable and quiet setting. Here we will be able to explore any struggles and difficulties you have with the view to gaining new insights; understandings and potential for positive change. I look forward to working with you.
I am an experienced counsellor with a strong working knowledge of Psychology, I have taught the subject for 16 years. I have worked with most age group's, from adolescents as a college counsellor and adults as a private counsellor.
My approach is respectful, non-judgemental and supportive. I aim to listen to your concerns to allow you to feel safe enough to explore your difficulties. This could then help you to manage and change whatever has a hold on you, so you can move forward with your life. I have a very flexible approach to working and aim to tailor the sessions to your needs. For example, I am trained in cognitive-behavioural; person centred and psychodynamic styles. I have regular supervision and work within the National Counselling Society guidelines of which I am a member. See additional section to see how we will work initially. Thanks.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies.
- PGCE in Further, Higher and Adult Education.
- Bsc (Hons) degree in Combined Studies: Social Sciences - Psychology major (inc counselling studies) , Sociology Minor.
I've worked for Child Adolescent and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) as a counsellor and College Cambria, Yale campus as a college counsellor. I have also worked as a private practitioner for over four years which mostly adults.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£38 per 60 min session, (handbridge address). £35 per 60 min session, (city centre address).
£35 for young people, (16 and under).
£40 for home visits around Chester and £45 surrounding areas. £50 for couples counselling. Although if you are happy with your initial session we could arrange a block booking fee to save costs.
£30 Video/phone/online consultation. In the light of recent changes with regards to social distancing I am offering remote working yo accommodate to our new norm.
A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.
Payment is made at the end of each session.
Counselling is insured by Howarden insurance group.
I'm a member of The National Counselling Society.
HOW TO GET STARTED. 1) Call or e mail me about setting up an initial session. 2) We'll talk about what you want to get out of counselling and assess where you are at. 3) If your happy to continue after first session we'll set up a second session and will arrange to see each other either weekly/fortnightly, whatever fits for you. I am able to work with a whole range of issues. See general information for a description of the service.