Mr Adrian Anderson

Mr Adrian Anderson

Erdington
Birmingham
Westmidlands
B24

07985 228509

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Erdington
Birmingham
Westmidlands
B24

07985 228509

About me

What will we do with what I have gained

I am trained, qualified, experienced and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Relate trained and experience couple therapist and Relate trained and qualified young people therapist with over 12 year of different experiences in the people helping services. I used Eurocentric and African centred evidence based psychological intervention to meet the need of clients who consult my services.

I currently work with a NHS commissioned service treating clients with mild to severe symptoms of depression and symptoms of the different anxiety disorders which are; Generalised anxiety disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Health anxiety disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder as well as low self-esteem presentation which presents with both symptoms of depression and symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder.

The reason and purpose of the service is to offer a compassionate, culturally appropriate, inclusive, space and time, within a safe, professional, confidential, therapeutic relationship and environment. This will be offered to one or more individuals, who are suffering with mild to severe distressing symptoms of depression, symptoms anxiety or trauma. This includes adults, couples and young people who are ready and willing to engage and change their situations or circumstances.

Individual or individuals might also be seeking to develop problem solving skills, or just a space to talk through their current difficulties to become self-aware and find their own solutions. The service is also on offer to clients seeking to improve their positive assertiveness or communication skills and reach their fuller human potential through connections

Where and who can access treatment

Anyone who is ready to take responsibility for change, can work as a team player in their own treatment and have the time to commit to attending weekly or fortnightly treatment session, as well as take responsibility between sessions to practice and develop new skills in thinking and behaving to meet their recovery from distress.

The service will be offered, in a safe confidential space close to Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands. I work with clients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety and trauma. I also offer bereavement counselling as well as couple counselling for couples.

How to refer  to the service for consultation

Clients can access the service by contacting me by email: cbt-counselling@outlook.com or telephone: 07985228509.

Clients must refer themselves and not be sent by others to the service to get the best outcomes. Therapy or other interventions is offered through face to face contact or over telephone. The initial meeting or assessment is offered on a face to face basis only.

We must have a goal or an agenda for us to achieve for our work

My goal as the therapist is to assist you to be and become the best therapist to yourself by teaching your some proven effective skill that you can practice and use to beat symptoms of depression and symptoms anxiety and solve problems and make me redundant. The interventions are proven to be as effective in creating self-therapist and make therapist redundant in brief period through acquiring skills proven to cause positive change in thinking and behaviours to reduce life distress. Research has shown that the interventions on offer are more effective for the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms of distress that are your affecting relationship and daily functioning than medication.

The treatment interventions are only decided after a good enough assessment and agreement of the difficult thoughts or behaviours are identified to be treated. We will not assume and we know that you are the expert at your lived experiences and your strengths and the aim is to help you find and use these strength and resources.

Medication and relapse and keeping safe

Medication is found to be useful for the treatment of symptoms of depression and symptoms and symptoms of anxiety management. That is a responsibility for individuals to take and discuss with their GP when considering medication.

One symptoms of depression is having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming several day, more than half the days or every day over a 14 day period. They can occur with or without plans to self-harm. If you are self-harming or planning self-harm you must discuss this with your GP to be safe before accessing treatment. Therapy will not work if you are not safe in thoughts, behaviours, environment or relationships.

Domestic Violence Neglect and or any Abuse

Any form of abuse that is being experienced will prevent the gains made in engagement from lasting and will prevent you from getting better or recovering without relapse. Any issue of abuse must be first treated as there is no safety in abusive situation. This include emotional, mental, psychological, spiritual, mental physical, financial and drug abuse.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions is simple language

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Interventions, help you to develop the awareness a lack of problem solving skills keeps  depression symptoms and anxiety symptoms going from day to day. It concepts are a proven ways to help you identify how you can change the negative mind-set. You mindset is your habit of thinking that results in your behaviours, causing you to experience positive or negative emotions or feelings and distressing or not body experiences.  The negative and unproductive use of mind energy cause you to do some behaviours, experience negative feeling and negative emotions that result in the loss of peace that are distressing for the body. Further, loss of mental energy which results in further losses such as a loss of a sense of purpose, enjoyment, achievement, closeness to and with others, due to low mood or excessive mental activity that has no benefits.

Youth Mentoring

Additionally the service on offer includes some aspects of young people work and mentoring to support their transition, as they move through their life changes and life stages and is need in of guidance skills to find self-direction. The service offers access to effective psychological interventions that are researched and proven effective for the recovery from long term distress through the acquisition of life skills from therapy that allows for self-healing, self-recovery, self-awareness and self-improvement, wellbeing and connection in human relationship and relationship with self.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Training

  • 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;service

  • Current practice-Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)- NHS Commissioned Service
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counsellor- at Pattigift Therapy at Forward Thinking Birmingham
  • Couple and relationship Therapist- at Relate Birmingham
  • Young people counsellor - at Relate Birmingham
  • Youth mentor - at City United, Birmingham Schools and community
  • Youth Justice practitioner -at Birmingham City council Youth Offending Team
  • Support worker -at Victim Support- Birmingham
  • Support Time Recovery Mental Health Worker -at Friendship Care and Housing

Member organisations

BABCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        Further information

        I an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist.

        Maps & Directions

        Birmingham, B24

        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: Yes

        Availability

        Evenings and weekends

        Types of client

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