Adrian Anderson

Adrian Anderson

22 Bore Street
Lichfield
WS13

07985228509 / 07985 228509

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22 Bore Street
Lichfield
WS13

07985228509 / 07985 228509

About me

Are you experiencing long term symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, symptoms of depression, feeling sad, or relationship issues ?

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I sincerely hope the information i have provided here is useful and will help you to understand how my service will help you to get the best from therapy.

I offer a service to clients who are safe enough to enter into therapy, motivated, contemplating change and ready to take action to achieve the  change they desire.

I am a trained and practicing Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist, Couple therapist, young people therapist and youth mentor.  I have acquired my practice experience working  in a range of therapeutic environments. I work with adults and young people experiencing mild, moderate and sever mental health presentations over the last 10 years.

I use a collaborative approach in working with clients using a combination of therapeutic approaches to fit the clients needs in therapy. My approach sees both client and therapist working together as a team to achieve the goal set by you the client. In therapy we cannot achieve any therapeutic outcome in isolation but we get the best outcomes when clients take the lead with the therapist's support.

Therapy, especially Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is effective and useful for its problem-solving techniques and reputation as a tool for overcoming anxiety, depression and worries. Therapy is also a way to establish better emotional wellness for self, others and the life of their community and relationships. Therapy provides solutions and methods working with thoughts emotions, changing behaviours  and interpersonal relationships.

I work with clients to put things into perspective, identify positive ways of seeing things  and putting problems manageable chunks for to find solutions.

You don't have to go through a huge life event or trauma to benefit from therapy. Talking with a professional allows you to get a sense whats positive in you life and help you to get feedback on whatever you're feeling and offers insight on how those emotions are affecting your everyday life.

Why Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy is extremely popular. It combines behavioural therapy (habits of doing) with cognitive therapy (habits of thinking). Treatment is centred on how someone’s thoughts and beliefs influence their actions and mood. It often focuses on a person’s current problems and how to solve them. The long-term goal is to change a person’s negative ways of  thinking and negative behavioural patterns to healthier ones to reduce their anxieties, fears and distressing symptoms.

Who Can Benefit From Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural therapy can benefit people with a wide range of disorders.

People most commonly seek behavioural therapy to treat:

Depression, low self-esteem
Generalised Anxiety
Panic disorders with and without agoraphobia
Anger issues- assertiveness

It can also help treat conditions and disorders such as: eating disorders
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Bipolar disorder

ADHD
Phobias, including social phobias, insect phobia, needle phobia.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Self-harm
Substance abuse

Effectiveness

Cognitive behavioural therapy has successfully been used to treat a large number of conditions. It’s considered to be extremely effective.

About 75 percent of people who enter cognitive behavioural therapy experience some benefits from treatment.

One study found that cognitive behavioural therapy is most effective when treating:

Anxiety disorders
General stress
Anger control problems
Depression symptoms
Substance abuse

Couple Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy is a highly-structured approach for identifying, understanding and resolving unhealthy patterns of conflict, communication and emotional distress in close personal relationships. Unlike other forms of relationship therapy, provides an active problem solving approach to managing individual differences and developing a flexible, emotionally resilient and fulfilling partnership for the future.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy has been shown to support improved communication intimacy, emotional awareness, behavioural change, listening and communication skills, joint problem solving, conflict management, relationship resilience and the development of shared values.

Unlike some of the passive approaches to relationship therapy, CBCT focuses directly on the attitudes, skills, behaviours and emotional responses found in adaptive, fulfilling and resilient relationships. These benefits are not just anecdotal, extensive research conducted over the last twenty years has consistently demonstrated that CBCT can provide a practical and reliable approach for dealing with relationship dissatisfaction, conflict, poor communication, emotional distress and crisis resolution in relationships.

Young people counselling age(14 -24)

Children and Young People's counselling is for any young person who's having problems. Whether it is depression anxiety, other mental health concerns or issues with parents, peers or people at school. Many young clients report that they feel happier after they have engaged with counselling and that are better able to deal with their problems. In some cases, they were better able to concentrate at school or college, and get on better with their friends and family and engage better in social settings.

Some problems young people take to therapy;

·         Bullying

·         Parents separation

·         Self esteem

·         Poor emotional regulation

·         Academic pressures

·         Peer relationship breaking down

·         Feeling isolated

·         Excessive worries and fears about their future

·         Separation anxiety

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Training

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • University Advance Diploma in Couple counselling- University of Hull and the Relate Institute.
  • Certificate Effective Practice in Youth Justice -Open University.
  • Qualified Relate counsellor- Relate Institute

My experience comes from working;

  • As a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)- NHS Commissioned service Derby and Nottingham
  • As a Adult and young people CBT Therapist- Pattigift Therapy at Forward Thinking Birmingham
  • As a couple and relationship counsellor- Relate Birmingham
  • Young people counsellor -Relate Birmingham
  • As a youth mentor - Birmingham Schools

Member organisations

BABCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life Coaching
  • Youth mentoring

Fees

£

Further information

  • Free 10 minute call to discuss if my service is suitable to meet your needs.

Maps & Directions

Lichfield, WS13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Evenings and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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