Adele King, PgDip. Reg MBACP - Individual and Couple Counselling
At times, life can be challenging and you may have lots of anxieties and worries whirling through your head. Perhaps you struggle talking to loved ones about your sadness or depression. It can feel lonely when you appear to be stuck, with no way to fix the issues that are overwhelming you.
Reaching out for therapy might seem daunting at first, however it doesn't have to be that way. As a counsellor, I’m here to help you feel listened to. I will provide a compassionate and non-judgemental environment where you feel safe to voice and explore those worries and difficulties.
As well as individual, one to one therapy for adults and young people, if you’re having relationship problems with your partner, I also offer counselling for couples. For couples therapy, you can attend either on your own to explore issues concerning you or attend together. I will not take sides - therapy allows you both to be heard.
Working with a diverse range of clients means that no counselling experience is the same. Having trained in person centred, CBT, relational and psychodynamic approaches means that I can tailor my counselling methods to suit your needs. I will work collaboratively with you and give you the therapeutic time and space to help you build the skills and confidence to be able to understand yourself better and to make positive changes in your life.
Currently I'm not offering face to face sessions due to COVID-19, however appointments are still available by telephone or online through video call. Each session lasts around 50-60 minutes for both individual and couple work. I offer time limited (6-12 sessions) and longer term counselling. My practice welcomes people from all races, cultures, ages and sexual orientation.
Areas of counselling
Over the years, I have worked with many clients on issues such as anxiety, stress, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem, loss of purpose and loneliness, as well as offering support with issues around cultural and racial identity. I’ve worked with clients who may not know what is bothering them and found that therapy work has been successful in helping them to unlock that uncertainty.
I’m a fully qualified psychotherapist who is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I follow their code of conduct and attend supervision as well as receive regular CPD training to ensure I practise in an ethical and responsible way.
Finding the right counsellor is really important for sessions to be effective. If you're still feeling unsure about what happens in counselling, I can provide an initial 20 minute free telephone consultation before you start. You can contact me on 07900471088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I aim to reply to your call or email within 24 hours so please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit)
- Certificate in Relational and Couples Counselling (Relate)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Additional Training (CPD)
- Mental Health Awareness
- Suicide Risk and Support
- Working with Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Working with Infidelity
- Psychosexual therapy and sex addiction
- Attachment, MBT and Toxicity in Couple Relationships
- Making Room for Ambivalence in Motherhood
- Managing Sleep in times of Heightened Anxiety
- Practical interventions for Anxiety and Acute Traumatic Stress
- Working with the Traumatised Body
- Working with Identity Based Trauma
- Using creative therapeutic approaches with clients
- Group Facilitation skills and Therapy
- Mindfulness for Stress
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Anxiety, worry and uncertainty
- Low self-esteem and self confidence issues
- Relationship Anxiety/ Couple Counselling
- Cultural identity
- Relational Trauma
- Life Transitions
- Burnout/ Workplace Anxiety
Individual and couple counselling from £45 per session.
Concessions offered for
As well as my own private practice, I also work as a Couple’s counsellor for Relate. I've previously worked in the NHS as a counsellor for medical, hospital and local authority employees and within their CAMHS services for young people.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the corporate, professional services arena and in the H.E. universities sector. I believe this wealth of experience has given me a good understanding of what difficult and pressurised work or home environments that my clients can face.