Adam O'Neill MBACP
This could well be a big step for you. I understand it can take some courage to admit that you want help and that is for me to help you understand.
Let me please introduce myself, my name is Adam; I am a qualified CBT Therapist. I am also a qualified Integrative Counsellor.
I have 11 years experience as a Counsellor within NHS Primary Care and private practice. I have worked with Neurological Conditions, ASD and specifically with the effects of Stroke.
As an Integrative Counsellor I use Person Centred Therapy as the foundation to your therapy, I am then able to incorporate this with different therapies to facilitate your need, adapting the Counselling to the problem. Integrative counselling understands the complex nature of the client and facilitates change by offering therapeutic techniques from Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This if you like gives me, the Therapist various tools to use in your Therapy.
CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is a fantastic tool to use alone or to incorporate with other counselling theory. CBT is goal-oriented Psychotherapy that works well with Depression and Anxiety. It is time structured and aims at changing the way we think negatively and in turn behave negatively. CBT helps you to understand what is happening, why you think and behave in the way you do. CBT empowers you with the tools to take on and address negative thoughts and behaviours that your life may bring.
I am able to offer a specific service to Stroke Survivors and their families dealing with the emotional impact that comes with having a stroke. The emotional impact affects all stroke survivors/ families and can be overwhelming; this can trigger things such as depression and anxiety or aggression which can be difficult to cope with after you have had a stroke.Stroke can also affect the sexual part of a relationship. I have worked successfully for many years with stroke survivors and their families, being understood at such a difficult time can be very helpful.
I am also able to offer a specific service to clients with ASD and Asperger's Syndrome.These disorders can impact on social and personal life. I can help you understand why these disorders can affect your everyday life and relationships around you. I have worked successfully for many years with clients with ASD including their families. We can work together towards your preferred goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPCAB)
(CPCAB is the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
I have also completed the following training -
Responding to Adult Male and Female and Childhood Domestic Abuse (LSCB)
Dealing with Suicide (CPD)
Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children (LSCB)
(LSCB is the Local Safeguarding Children Board)
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
£40 per session