Hello. I'm Adele. I appreciate how daunting it can be when reaching out for some support but you have now taken the first step! Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Looking for some support from a friendly, empathetic listening ear? Welcome to The Little Place of Light.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I offer a non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment for you to explore any difficulties you may have. I specialise in working with anxiety disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Health Anxiety. Perhaps you find yourself worrying about everything and anything (even the things that are most unlikely to happen but the fear feels like it is taking over your life!) or, perhaps you find yourself worrying about specific things such as making conversation with others or feel anxious around thoughts about health. I am experienced in helping you to overcome these difficulties to allow you to reclaim the happiness you desire to have! I also work with other presentations including Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Phobia and more.
I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to empathetically guide you through your difficulties. I very much so embrace the approach of us working together, side-by-side. Whilst I am the specialist in CBT, you are the specialist in your own life and so, together, we will decide on the best way to move forward with your sessions.
CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy. By making small changes in the way that we think about a situation/ourselves, and the way that we behave, we can create meaningful change to our everyday lives.
In addition to listening to you carefully and helping you gain insight into your difficulties, I can introduce you to some helpful tools and useful techniques which you can use out-with our sessions to help reduce your symptoms.
Training, qualifications & experience
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork (COSCA Validated, Credit Rated by SQA at SCQF Level 11)
- PGDE Secondary School Education
- MA Soc Sci (Hons) Economic and Social History (credits in Psychology)
- Worked as a Therapist at Crisis, Erskine
- Groupwork Facilitator at Kilmarnock Train Station Project
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
£40 per session (lasting between 50-60 minutes)
I offer a free 15 minute telephone/online conversation to answer any questions you may have or to help guide you through the process.
What will you get from your counselling sessions?
I will spend the session giving you my full, undivided attention. I am there to help support you to explore some of your difficulties, identify areas to be worked on and to create a treatment plan together that works for you. We will regularly review our work together to check-in with each other so you are getting the most from your sessions. Key to this is helping you to understand your difficulties and provide you with new tools and strategies to help you cope in a more helpful way.
Have any questions to ask me? Feel welcome to reach out by telephone or email and I will happily help.
I offer a free fifteen minute telephone/zoom consultation to allow you to ask any questions and to help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable talking on the telephone or simply sending me a wee email, please feel welcome to do so.
If you wish to book a session with me, we would have a first session to get to know each other and to gently explore any difficulties you would like to work on. If you are happy to continue with your sessions, we would normally have weekly sessions (clients tend to have between 6 and 20 sessions) however, this may be fortnightly for some clients depending on their needs. I am always keen to do what works for you.
I offer face-to-face therapy sessions as well as online/telephone. We can discuss what works best for you.
With best wishes,