Adele Birbeck

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BA (Hons). PG. Dip. M.B.A.C.P (Snr Accredited)
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Bridlington, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO15 3DF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have worked as a counsellor for over 15 years in both professional and voluntary settings with people who have had a wide range of complex issues. 

I trained to become 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 offer counselling via video or telephone throughout the week, and on Thursday's I offer 'in person' appointments where I work from The Therapy Centre in Bridlington.  

I work at The Therapy Centre in Bridlington and have contracts with NHS Occupational Health Hull, Focus Counselling Hull and Employment Assistant Programmes.

I understand that it can be difficult to talk about sensitive issues and so I strive to ensure you feel a safe in a confidential space.  I will help you to make effective changes (if needed) whether that's changes in your life, or finding and managing different ways of coping. 

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 a Senior 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 BACP ethical framework.

Other training that i have completed are:

  • Sept 2020 - Gestalt Diploma
  • 1st July 2019 - Psychology Diploma
  • 7th June 2019 - Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • 13th September 2018 - Mindfulness Diploma
  • 18th October 2017 - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and children and Young People’s Service (England) (QCF) (Adults’ Management

Continued Professional Development

  • Feb 2023 - Advanced Depression
  • Aug 2022 - Treating Trauma Master Series 
  • 20th July 2020 - How to do counselling on-line - A Coronavirus Primer
  • 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 received an award in Recognition of my contribution to Public Health and Well-being.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I change £40.00 per session.

Each session is for 1 hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work between 9am to 5pm week days.

I can be available evenings and weekends.

Further information

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.

The Therapy Centre, Bridlington, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO15 3DF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Adele Birbeck
Adele Birbeck