Adam Rothwell MBACP | Person Centred Counsellor
Hi, and welcome to my page. I hope that reading this lets you know about how I work, do get in touch if you want more information.
How I work
I aim to provide you with a safe environment in which to explore concerns and issues you have in your life. Therefore our working relationship is really important to me and I feel our time spent should be collaborative. As a person-centred counsellor, I will be led by your needs and we will work to create an understanding of what you are feeling and thinking. Concerns and issues often occur because we lose touch with the person we truly are due to circumstances or the expectations of others. Our needs, hopes and dreams can fall by the wayside for reasons individual to the person. Our sessions will allow you time to discover, or rediscover who you truly are as a person and what you want or need to feel whole. There are times I may suggest we look at something specifically or try an exercise, drawing on my experience in coaching, and you can decide if you think it will be beneficial.
My commitment to clients
You can read my full commitment on my website but the four points I strive to provide for all clients are: transparency and honesty, competency and working within this, being open to feedback and actively seeking this and reliability.
Online / Telephone counselling
Due to Covid-19, I am only offering online (zoom) or telephone appointments at the moment. There are many benefits to attending online/by phone - you can attend from anywhere, you save time and money on travelling, and I charge slightly less due to reduced costs for myself. Sessions via zoom still allow us to see each other, but telephone counselling is just as effective in supporting you.
Message or call me to book a free, no-obligation introductory appointment, lasting around 30 minutes.
In that appointment, we will discuss your concerns and your current circumstance. We can also discuss my way of working and what counselling will entail. This is not a counselling session, although clients do get a lot from these discussions, and they help us both understand the potential for working together. We can then decide if we will go ahead and start counselling and make arrangements if this is the case. At that point you will then be provided with a contract to read and sign before attending your first session with me.
Usually I see clients initially for a block of six sessions, although this can vary dependent on your needs. Although I take feedback from you throughout the process, around the fourth session we will review how you are feeling and how counselling is helping, and make a decision about sessions to follow the six sessions if appropriate.
If you want more information, do check out my website, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in online and telephone counselling
Additional training I have attended:
- Working with clients around shame
- Helping clients with anger issues
- Working online with clients
- 101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial introductory appointment (30 minutes) - Free.
50 minute online/phone session - £45.00
50 minute in person session - £55.00