Adela Stockton, Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP), Supervisor & Trainer (COSCA)
** In view of current COVID 19 restrictions, all therapy and supervision is being offered by video call or by phone at this time. Should you have any queries, please do get in touch to discuss. **
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 will be working remotely until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, when face to face appointments can resume.
My area of special interest focuses around childhood trauma, PTSD 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 registered member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I am accountable to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions, and am accountable to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. As a registered member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA), I am accountable to the COSCA Complaints Procedure.
I undertake regular clinical supervision and CPD opportunities. Recent study includes 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 student counsellors 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 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
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
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.
Standard fee: £50
Concession: £35 (two places)
Two FREE places are offered for individuals who are suffering distress as a result of experiencing displacement or war. 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.
Concessions offered for
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.
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