Adela Stockton, Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP), Supervisor & Trainer (COSCA)
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.
My clinical experience has focused around therapeutic work with adult survivors of childhood trauma and individuals suffering from PTSD and complex trauma arising as the result of emotional, physical, sexual abuse and violence, military combat and torture. I also offer counselling for a wide variety of general themes, including anxiety, depression, anger and relationship issues. I have robust experience of working in both public and private sectors.
Therapy consultations and supervision sessions take place in a quiet, confidential setting in Glasgow city centre. A regular bus service stops 2 minutes walk away, High Street and Bellgrove stations are just 8 minutes walk away, and there is free parking adjacent to the venue. I also work by VSee and by phone.
Some clients choose to come to counselling for just a few sessions, others for much longer term work. I aim to work with you 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 with Interpreters in a Therapeutic Setting, Freedom from Torture; Asylum Process & The Law, FfT; Sameness & Difference: 'Whiteness' and Therapy Teaching, Human Development Scotland; Working with Nightmares and Dreams, Complex Trauma UK. This list is not exhaustive however.
In addition to my independent practice, I am tutor and supervisor for counsellors in training on the Postgraduate Diploma programme at Human Development Scotland and supervisor at The 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
- 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.
If you need to cancel or postpone your appointment, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required or the full fee may become payable.
- The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Jonathon Shedler, American Psychologist, Feb/March 2010, Vol 66 (2), pp.98-109
- Gentle Birth Companions: a handbook for doulas & parents (Rev Ed) Wysewomen Publishing 2014
- Birth Space Safe Place: emotional wellbeing in pregnancy & birth Findhorn Press 2009
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||some French, Spanish & Portuguese|
My consulting room is on the second floor, accessible by lift or by stairs.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am-7.30pm
I aim to meet with you for assessment as soon as possible. Future sessions can be agreed from there.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Practising therapists £50, counselling students £40 per 60 minutes.