Hello my name is Adele,
I work as an independent practitioner with individuals, couples and families depending on what is required. I am also a bereavement counsellor and a family therapist for 2 voluntary organisations. My specialities include working with depression, anxiety, bereavement, couple and family relationships and parenting. As well as seeing people face to face, I offer Skype and Zoom for those people who may live at a distance or prefer using the screen. At present I am only working online.
I offer calm, comfortable surroundings in which to think about what's happening to you and find ways to make that essential difference.
I am also registered with BUPA and AXA.
Working with families and couples
I qualified in 2003 as a Family Therapist and have a social work background. If you are feeling low, anxious or worried about relationships or parenting I can help. With couples, for example I ensure that both perspectives are considered in a non-judgemental way and as with all clients, work to look at other perspectives that may be helpful. You will have the opportunity to be heard and listen and I may suggest exercises for you to be able to do at home as well as in the therapy room. I work with a lot of children with divorced parents, giving them the space to think about what has gone on and ensure they understand this is not their fault and they are loved.
Bereavment can affect us in so many ways. I have worked with parents and grandparents who have lost young and adult children as well as people of all ages who have lost partners through illness, suicide or natural causes. Some people prefer to talk to someone like myself, outside of the family. Others have no one close with whom they can discuss their feelings and how to carry on living without their loved one. Sometimes there are unresolved issues or the person continues to feel low. We would work together to find a way of carrying on, treasuring what was good.
How do I get started?
You can either email me with any questions or contact me directly by phone on 07941 204552.
My clients usually feel more reassured once they have heard my voice and had a brief discussion with me. This makes it easier for you to decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me and would like to make an appointment for an initial session.
The first session will last up to one and a half hours as I often find there is a lot of information that clients like to give, which is helpful. I will always say if I think a different type of therapist is required and help to signpost you. At the end of the session I will check if you would like a further session.
Regular sessions last one hour and I will review what you think about the therapy regularly. I provide the opportunity for both brief and longer-term therapy.
I usually see people weekly or fortnightly and then depending on the situation, will review to check if monthly sessions are required for a while to maintain progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2003 Kensington Consultation Centre MSC in Systemic Therapy
- 1998 Practice Teacher's Award Buckingham Chiltern University College
- 1984 BA Social Work Bar Ilan University
- 1980 BA(Hons) Oriental Studies University of Manchester
- 2003 -2004 CAMHS Barnet
- 2004 onwards Independent practitioner
- 2009 Bereavement counsellor JBCS
- 2011 Family Therapist JMC
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Parent-Child Relationships / Family Therapy
- Relationship Issues
- Couple Work
- Anxiety & Stress
- Self Esteem and Confidence Issues
Concessions offered for
Below are my regular fees, I do offer some concessions
Couples and Families £60
Sunday to Friday daytime Some evening appointments