About me

Due to the coronavirus I am now offering On-Line and Telephone counselling. I also offer Walking Talking Therapy where we will walk and talk along the beach or the woods, or a place of your choice (Bridlington location only).

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.

I have contracts with NHS Occupational Health, Focus Counselling and Employment Assistant Programmes.

Walking Talking Therapy Outside

If you find the idea of being in a therapist’s room intimidating, then walking talking therapy might be the answer.  Through this therapy you will be introduced to a more calming/meditative way of being which can help towards introducing you to new thoughts and ideas.  For instance, if you are going through a life transition, have anxiety or are experiencing some kind of loss or grief this may be helpful in grounding you.  Research shows that walking in nature is not only good for your physical health, but it is also good for your mental health.

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

  • 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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I change £40.00 per session.

Each session is for 1 hour.


I work between 9am to 7pm 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
East Riding Of Yorkshire
YO15 3DF

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Adele Birbeck

Adele Birbeck