Adele Birbeck. BA (Hons). PG. Dip. Registered and Accredited M.B.A.C.P
Hi, my name is Adele. I trained as a counsellor because through my own life experiences I became passionately committed to supporting people who are having emotional and mental health (or well-being) problems. I have worked as a counsellor, in both professional and voluntary settings with clients who have had a wide range of complex issues:
Substance Misuse and Addiction
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Lack of self-confidence/self-esteem,
Historical abuse, and suicidal thoughts.
As well as having my private practice I also have contracts with NHS Occupational Health, Focus Counselling and Employment Assistant Programmes. Clients I have counselled have a wide range of problems such as:
Post Traumatic Stress
Low Self Esteem
Loss & Bereavement
Sickness Absence Management
Walking Talking Therapy
An interest of mine is taking the therapy outside. I am fortunate enough to live near the beach and often walk with clients on the beach taking our counselling outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a B.A. (Hons. [2.1]) in Counselling Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and received an academic achievement award and passed with a distinction from York St. John University. This latter qualification is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.).
I also have a level 4 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and on the BACP register for Counsellors and psychotherapists. I also have my own personal liability insurance which enables me to practice safely and ethically and adhere to their ethical framework.
Other training that i have completed are:
- 18th October 2017 - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and children and Young People’s Service (England) (QCF) (Adults’ Management)
- 17th June 2019 - Level 3 Award in Education and Training
- 13th September 2018 - Mindfulness Diploma
- 1st July 2019 - Psychology Diploma
Continued Professional Development
- 4 November 2017- Power in Therapy
- 17th June 2018 - Second Degree Reiki Training
- 3rd August 2018 - Positive Approach to Change
- June 2019 - Broken Lives, Broken Brains, Broken Hearts – Find Joy in Healing the Residue of Trauma
15th to 23rd July 2019 - El Camino Recovery Rehabilitation. Velez-Malaga, Spain (Experience in 12 step rehab as Primary Therapist)
In 2015 I recently received an award from Jane Ellison MP for Recognition of my contribution to Public Health and Well-being.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
Each session will be £40.
I have a number of low cost spaces within daytime hours - please contact me for details and availability.
I generally see clients weekly at the same time although this can be discussed.
I am a qualified and experienced humanistic integrative counsellor, working from a counselling room at The Therapy Centre in Bridlington.
I provide a safe environment, where you will not feel pressured or judged, and I work at your pace, allowing and helping you to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings (everyone progresses through counselling slightly differently, and at different speeds, so I always plan and adapt sessions to suit your needs.
At our initial meeting we will create a contract together outlining how many sessions, the length of sessions, confidentiality and boundaries, and after a couple of sessions we will review to ensure that you are getting the best out of therapy and which will give you time to discuss if you would like the sessions to continue. I generally meet with clients for one hour sessions, once a week, and think of a course of up to six sessions as short-term, and over that as long term; and, as a rule of thumb, I find that about half my clients are satisfied with six weeks or less – and long-term counselling generally continues in batches of six sessions, subject to agreement with the client.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work between 9am to 7pm week days, In some instances I can be available evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|