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.
However, I have most experience in the field of substance misuse and addiction (to drink, drugs and other substances, and to things like sex and gambling).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained valuable experience working with people with addictions and have delivered and adapted interventions to tailor and meet their needs.
I have a B.A. (Hons. [2.1]) in Counselling Studies and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, both from York St. John University. This latter qualification is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.), and a level 4 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4.
I received an academic achievement award from York St John and recently received an award from Jane Ellison MP for Recognition of my contribution to Public Health and Wellbeing.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
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 my Bridlington home and from a counselling room at The Therapy Centre in Bridlington. At both venues 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