Addam Merali-Younger

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MA MNCPS (Accredited)
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Bristol BS6 & Bath BA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

Hi, I’m Addam. Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, I am here to listen, aim to understand and to work collaboratively with you to create a space where you can process and explore what you need to at your own pace.

I am an integrative, relational, and trauma-informed counsellor, which means that I work in a range of ways to meet the needs of my clients, incorporating aspects of different therapeutic approaches in response to each person's preference.

I consider myself affirming of all areas of gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD), sex- and kink-positive, and supportive of those who are exploring these aspects.

I believe strongly in social justice and equality and am committed to anti-oppressive counselling practice. As well as my own lived experience of being from a mixed heritage background, I also work part-time providing therapy for refugees, asylum seekers, and other clients from ethnically minoritised backgrounds.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters in counselling and psychotherapy based on person-centred, psychodynamic and Gestalt approaches. I integrate these, along with elements and awareness of anti-oppressive approaches to adapt to each person's experience, working with you to develop the support that you need.

Working relationally means I see the counselling alliance between therapist and client as equal and balanced, and one where we are both communicating, building trust and learning from each other; and a trauma-informed approach helps in both developing my understanding of your trauma and in working collaboratively with you to build reflection and awareness and develop tools to help support you. Having the environment to process trauma without retraumatising can help you to reconstruct, and to heal the damage that trauma causes. 

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, with particular focuses on anxiety, identity, racialised trauma, migrant trauma, self-esteem, shame and suicidal ideation, and a wide range of issues connected to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whilst these may or may not be the focus of our work together, the space is there for these aspects if you need it.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision. If you're interested in working with me, I offer a free 20-minute, introductory phone or video call.

If you decide to continue, then the initial session is charged at a discounted £30, following which sessions are £60 and last 50-55 minutes.

When I work

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I currently work in Bath on Mondays; on Tuesdays in Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS6 with some availability on Wednesdays and Thursdays too.

Online or outdoor sessions available Monday - Friday.

10-12 Picton Street, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6 5QA

Haycombe Therapy Rooms, Haycombe Farmhouse, Haycombe Lane, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9DN

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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My current therapy rooms are unfortunately not accessible. However, please get in touch if you have accessibility requirements, as I am happy to discuss finding an alternative accessible location.

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Google Meet