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About me

As a therapist, I am interested in how our past informs our present experience. Using the psychodynamic approach, my aim is to listen carefully to what you say and, in response, help you to think about and make links between events and themes in your life. My role is not to advise you, rather to work with you and support you to discover your own solutions. I aim to provide a service which embraces diversity, equality and inclusivity.

Based in Glasgow city centre, I offer appointments face to face, by video call or by phone.

My area of special interest focuses around childhood trauma and complex trauma as the result of abuse, violence, war, migration and torture. I also have wide experience of working with perinatal issues and general themes including anxiety, depression, anger, loss and relationship issues. My therapeutic work has been undertaken in both public and private sectors.

Some clients choose to come to counselling for just a few sessions, others for longer term work. I aim to support your needs and requirements on this. All therapy is reviewed every 6 sessions.

As a COSCA Accredited Counsellor, I am accountable to the COSCA Statement of Ethics & Code of Practice and Complaints Procedure. As a registered member of BACP, I am accountable to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and Professional Conduct Procedure.

I undertake regular clinical supervision and CPD opportunities. Recent study includes Let's Talk about Race; Complex Trauma Treatment; Working Effectively & Securely Online: e-therapy via ZOOM; Working with Interpreters in a Therapeutic Setting; Working with Nightmares and Dreams; Self Harm & Attachment; Impact of Trauma on Children, Practitioners and Services. This list is not exhaustive however.

In addition to my independent practice, I am a trainer and supervisor for counselling students on the Postgraduate Diploma programmes at Human Development Scotland and Garnethill Centre, Glasgow.

You are welcome to get in touch to arrange a no-obligation phone conversation regarding therapy or supervision, to see which service is right for you or if would like to make a booking. To find out more, please visit my website following the link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • COSCA Counsellor Accreditation, 2020
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision, 2018
  • Certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, EAGALA model 2016
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Therapeutic Care, SIHR/Human Development Scotland / Glasgow Caledonian University 2013
  • Birth/Postnatal Doula, Doula UK 2004
  • Diploma of Education in Midwifery, Lothian College of Health Studies 1995

There are many different reasons why people choose to see a therapist, you don’t need to be ‘ill’ to come to counselling.

Perhaps you feel you need some time to talk through recent challenges in your life. Or there may be specific issues or symptoms that you are experiencing (with or without a diagnosis of mental ill health), that you feel you would like to begin to work through with a trained counsellor.

My experience is not limited to working in the areas/categories below, if you do not see the issue that is distressing you listed there, please feel free to get in touch. All enquiries are very welcome.

Lots more information is available at my website www.adelastocktoncounselling.net

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience of working therapeutically with:

  • Complex trauma as a result of torture
  • Asylum seeker & Refugee community (with interpreters)
  • Armed forces veterans
  • Early parenting issues
  • Student related issues

I am experienced in working with clients who require an interpreter, in the consulting room or by phone.

Therapies offered

  • Equine therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard fee: £50
Concession: £35 (two places)

Two FREE places are offered for individuals from the asylum seeking community. Please email me for a referral form.

All sessions last for 50 minutes

If you would like to book an appointment, please text or email me now. Messages can be left securely. I will reply as soon as I can, if you do not receive a response within 24 hrs, please re-send your message. More information about bookings, including what to expect from your first consultation, can be found at my website following the link above.

Availability

Tuesdays - Thursdays 10am-6pm

I aim to speak with you regarding assessment as soon as possible. Future sessions can be agreed from there.

Further information

CANCELLATIONS

If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, a minimum of 48 hours notice is requested if possible or the full fee may become payable.

RESOURCES

  • The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathon Shedler, American Psychologist, Feb/March 2010, Vol 66 (2), pp.98-109

PUBLICATIONS

Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney St
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G31 1JF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My consulting room is on the second floor, accessible by lift or by stairs.

Languages offered

some French, Spanish & Portuguese

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Practising therapists £50, counselling students £35 per 60 minutes.

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Adela Stockton, Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer (COSCA, BACP)

Adela Stockton, Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer (COSCA, BACP)