Mr Adrian Anderson
22 Bore Street
07985228509 / 07985 228509
I am a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I offer talking therapy to client from all backgrounds. I have over 10 years of experience supporting adults, couples and young people struggling life difficulties, life challenges to develop problem solving skills.
I am am a trained, qualified and practicing Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Couple Therapist, Therapeutic Counsellor and Youth mentor.
I work with adults and young people seeking to find the answers and overcome challenges affecting them in daily life.
If you are you experiencing symptoms of depression or symptoms of an an anxiety disorder such as; Generalised anxiety, Social anxiety, Health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Trauma Symptoms, Panic disorder therapy can help.
Talking therapy is offered to client who are seeking relief from depression and or anxiety symptoms. Treatment is also offered to clients seeking a deeper need for insight and, self exploration or, to address relationship difficulties to empower themselves.
I offer a service to clients who have a motivation to change and is willing to attend regular therapy sessions and are able to identify and access their own thoughts to improve their emotions and change their unhelpful behaviours that keep them unwell.
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.
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
Panic disorders with and without agoraphobia
Anger issues- assertiveness
It can also treat conditions and disorders such as: eating disorders
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Bipolar disorder
Phobias, including social phobias, insect phobia, needle phobia.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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 Couple Therapy-couples can learn and develop the skills for assertive, communication that leads to improved intimacy, emotional awareness, behavioural change, listening and communication skills, joint problem solving, conflict management, relationship resilience and the development of shared values.
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;
· Help to talk about difficulties of parents separation and difficult relationship with adults and peers
· Self esteem
· Poor emotional regulation
· Academic pressures- performance anxiety
· Peer relationship breaking down
· Feeling isolated
· Excessive worries and fears about their future
· Separation anxiety
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT)- Staffordshire University
- 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;
- Being a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)
- Being Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counsellor- at Pattigift Therapy at Forward Thinking Birmingham and Pattigift Therapy
- Being a couple and relationship Therapist- at Relate Birmingham
- Young people counsellor - at Relate Birmingham
- As a youth mentor - at City United, Birmingham Schools and community
- Being a Youth Justice practitioner -at Birmingham City council Youth Offending Team
- A support worker -at Victim Support- Birmingham
- A Support Time Recovery Mental Health Worker -at Friendship Care and Housing
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends
Types of client