Adrian Day MBACP (registered)
Newport Indoor Provisions Market
Upper Dock Street
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and member of the BACP with over 7 years post-qualification experience of offering one-to-one therapeutic support to adult clients. My specialist area of interest is bereavement and loss, but I also work with issues of low self-esteem, relationship problems, work-related and other forms of stress and depression.
I have worked in a variety of settings before entering into private practice - at Cardiff University working with both staff and student clients, with Cruse Bereavement Care as a bereavement volunteer, and as a counsellor for Tenovus providing support for cancer patients and their families. My approach to counselling is primarily person-centred, and also integrates a variety of therapeutic interventions (including Solution-focussed, Transactional Analysis, Existential and CBT) to provide clients with a safe and non-judgemental space in which to explore their problems constructively, and be supported as they strive to make the changes they are seeking.
As a member of the BACP I am bound by the organisation’s Ethical Framework which provides guidance on ethical practice, confidentiality, supervision and resolving client complaints.
Training, qualifications & experience
My BACP accredited counselling qualifications were obtained at the University of Leicester (Certificate in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling) in 2005, and Cardiff & Vale College (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) in 2010.
I am a person-centred existential counsellor and my approach involves supporting my clients to make sense of the challenges and the limitations they are facing and that can lead to feelings of grief, anxiety, loss of confidence and depression and despair. Through exploring the challenges and limitations, and their underlying meaning for my clients, we work to re-evaluate personal strengths and qualities to therefore build a more realistic sense of control and empowerment, so that more authentic and personally fulfilling choices are possible.
My experience in working with clients in both the voluntary and public sector means I am able to offer a variety of approaches to therapy that can be adapted to the needs of individual clients and the type of help they are seeking. Shorter-term therapy can be offered to clients who have a clear sense of the change they are seeking, by focussing therapy towards these goals. Whereas, more long term therapy can be offered to those seeking change through a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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£45 per session.
Concessions are offered to students and counsellors in training who are fulfilling personal therapy commitments.
Where practical assessments can be offered over the phone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday - Thursday between 9:30am and 4:30pm and Saturday Mornings in Newport, and Cardiff on Fridays from 10am onwards.
Types of client