Adrian Anderson

Adrian Anderson

Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands

West Midlands

07985228509 / 07985 228509

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Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands

West Midlands

07985228509 / 07985 228509

About me

Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to  read my profile. I hope the information provided here is useful and will help you to choose the best help or support I might offer when working with you to overcome your challenges.

Psychological challenges associated with symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety or symptoms of trauma can be hard to overcome without the right support. Additionally, difficult relationship issues can affect our  sense of closeness, enjoyment, achievement, mastery, belonging and purpose. These experiences can appear to add loads to the  life burdens and cause us to feel worse about our ability to coping on a daily basis.

Are you suffering from severe anxiety just by thinking about going outdoors or meeting others in public spaces, do you get increased heart rate, dizzy or light headed, tightness in the chest, dry mouth and funny sensation in your stomach and think you are not well even when your GP say you are fine?

Are you struggling to sleep at nights due to excessive worries about you several different problems, having trouble relaxing, becoming easily annoyed or irritable, or just feeling afraid as it something awful might happen?

Have you noticed that you have lost interest or pleasure in the things you used to enjoy, feeling down depressed or hopeless, having little energy, not concentrating as much as you used to, feeling bad about yourself, that you are a failure, or you let yourself or your family down?

I am a trained, qualified, experienced and practising counsellor, relationship therapist and practising cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBP). I provide a service that is aimed at helping adults and young people who are experiencing life difficulties and need a unbiased, non-judgemental, confidential professional to listen with, work with and help them find their own solutions to their problems.

How I can help and serve

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I use an integrative approach to work with clients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, bereavement and trauma.

I work with couples and individuals experiencing difficulties with their couple relationship and are finding it difficult to use communication to problem solve. I work with parents and their children who are finding it difficult to manage and maintain their relationships as young people transition for one life stage to the next and are seeking their autonomy.

Over the last 10 years, I have gained experience and positive results with clients through working with individuals and groups from various backgrounds and differences and who were presenting with different life struggles.

General Counselling

I use an integrative approach to therapy which involves working with clients through a therapeutic relationship using different interventions that are proven to be effective to address their specific issues that is agreed for therapy.

For example, will identify how problems affect you and see if they are caused by limiting beliefs about yourself, others, the world, and your future in the present and how they might be associated with you chewing over past experiences or worries about the future while the present goes unnoticed

If you choose to engage in therapy, we will look at how you developed unhelpful ways of thinking and dysfunctional behaviours that might be using up you daily allowance of energy and causing you to experience low mood.

We will then identify more positive thoughts and behaviours that can help you feel better about yourself and within yourself so you can live life to your fullest potential.

Relationship Counselling

It’s easier to build strong relationships than to repair broken ones, but broken ones can be repaired and made even stronger again.  Couples, parents and child, peer and group relationship challenges can benefit from relationship therapy. Using a systemic approach is evidenced to help reconnect individuals, improved emotional awareness and change behaviour towards each other. Teaching communication skills, joint problem solving, conflict management, relationship resilience and the development of shared values is part of the gains of coming to therapy.

Relationship counselling interventions can be a source of help when an individual families or couples who are faced with a major crisis in their relationships such as divorce or separation; affairs or major conflict, or a fluctuation in mood in the relationship.

Relationship counselling can help you overcome feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, worry, depression frustration, resentment and other negative feelings. We can work together to treat any fears associated with a relationship break down or separation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Training

The completion of a University Advance Diploma in Couple counselling with the University of Hull and the Relate Institute.

The completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) at  Staffordshire University.

The completion of the Certificate Effective Practice in Youth Justice with the Open University.

My experienced comes from working;

  • As a therapeutic counsellor
  • As a High Intensity  cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT)
  • As a couple and relationship counsellor
  • Young people counsellor
  • As a youth mentor

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Life Coaching
  • Youth mentoring

Further information

  • I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy  (BACP)

Maps & Directions

Sutton Coldfield, B73
Birmingham, B23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday - Fridays (8am-10am) and Saturdays 9 am -4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme