Adele Clayton MBACP (Accred)
I specialise in counselling children and young people aged 7-21, using a whole-person approach, helping to enhance their resilience and flourish in a unique way when they are finding things difficult. We explore their existing strengths to increase their confidence that they can manage their situation.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, dealing with change, stress, confidence, relationship issues, family issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, abuse and self-acceptance.
I have 15 years experience and use a variety of counselling models including play and creative techniques where appropriate. This helps to develop individual ways of working with each young person so they can achieve their aims more effectively. Enabling young people to express their thoughts and feelings in a way suits them ensures they feel heard and understood.
Each young person has the ability to manage the issues they face and I work with them to develop the belief they need. The work we do is intended to help them to deal with issues long-term, not just a short-term fix.
As a BACP Accredited counsellor my practice has been assessed as meeting a high standard, my training is regularly updated and I work to strict ethical guidelines meaning the best possible support is provided.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience includes working with Childline, Greater Manchester Police, in colleges and a residential unit for young, homeless people. Most recently I established and managed a counselling service in an FE college. Networking with local agencies and establishing connections with various services means my knowledge of local and national mental health developments remains up-to-date.
My original training from 2001-2004 is in Person-Centred Counselling. I have since completed further training including:
- Play Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- CBT for eating disorders
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Anger Management
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Attachment and Developmental Trauma
- Suicidal Ideation
- Suicide Bereavement
- Creative and Play Techniques
- Gender Identity awareness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Sessions are £55, with discounts where booked in a block of 6,9 or 12.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
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