Adele Birbeck. BA (Hons). PG. Dip. Registered and Accredited M.B.A.C.P

Adele Birbeck.  BA (Hons). PG. Dip. Registered and Accredited M.B.A.C.P

East Riding Of Yorkshire

The Therapy Centre
East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO15 3DF

07477 650874

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About me

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

Bi-polar disorder,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Anger management,
Lack of self-confidence/self-esteem,
Psycho-sexual/gender problems,
Relationship issues,
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
Relationship Difficulties
Low Self Esteem
Confidence Issues
Loss & Bereavement
Personal Development
Anger Management
Workplace Stress
Sickness Absence Management
Employment Law

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


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.

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.

Maps & Directions

Bridlington, YO16
Bridlington, YO15 3DF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work between 9am to 7pm week days, In some instances I can be available evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme