Adam Macalpine PgDip (Counselling), MBACP
Hi, I'm Adam and I'm a counsellor working in Edinburgh. I work with individuals and young people. I have a real passion for working with people in the therapeutic relationship. Relating to people in genuine distress and pain, helping them work through their feelings and experience change, has been truly life-changing for me. This is not always the case, but my hope as a private practitioner is to offer the opportunity to others.
I currently offer one-to-one therapy to individuals aged 16 and over.
At this time, due to the current pandemic, I also offer online and telephone counselling. I am currently offering a lower rate to NHS staff.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Edinburgh and completed both the Postgraduate Certificate, and Diploma, in Counselling.
I am a volunteer therapist with the Wellspring centre for counselling and psychotherapy. Here, I work one-to-one with adults.
I also spent a year working with young people in a secondary school environment.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
At this point in time I offer a rate of £40 for sessions.
Short-term work (4-6 sessions)- NHS Staff- £25.