Adrian Hepburn

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MBACP Registered, NatSIP | TA Psychology and Psychotherapy
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Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm Adrian, a qualified counsellor in Integrative Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, offering therapy online. Experienced in working with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, feelings of shame, low self-esteem, self-identity and accepting self (knowing what you want, like, how you feel), understanding how you communicate, conflicts within your relationships, difficulty pleasing others. I offer a space to learn what it means to be you. 

Much of my life, academic and work experiences are associated with ADHD and Autism. You may been struggling with chaotic thoughts, difficulty holding onto one trail of thought, impulsive behaviour, lack of awareness or consideration of consequences and mood swings. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to process some people's experiences or social difficulties. Perhaps you have difficulty being kind to yourself. These are only a fraction of many experiences commonly shared in relation to these.

We will explore patterns in your inner thoughts and feelings, how your past and present have shaped who you are; Your relationships with family, friends, work colleagues or romantic. How you experience your world. Through our relationship I will reflect with you on patterns I begin to notice, offer gentle challenge or compassion where needed, offer a place to explore a new experience in our interactions, and a space to discover who you want to be. 

Finding the right therapist and therapy can be daunting, and I appreciate the importance of finding the right person for you. What can you expect from me? My approach centres around the relationship we create together.

I use Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and work online with clients across the UK. 

What is Transactional Analysis (TA)? TA is a type of psychotherapy combining elements from person centred approaches, traditional psychotherapies, and cognitive therapies; TA turns the chaos and confusion of our emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationships, into simple ideas, to better understand ourselves. 

Whether you already have a clear desire in mind, or seeking a safe place to discover your needs, I am here to join you in discovering your options, changes you want to make, and consider ways suited to your uniqueness.

If you have any questions, want a relaxed chat to get a sense of me or anything else, you're welcome to email me, text message, or phone me on 07508 297 131. I look forward to speaking with you. Emails are most reliable for contacting me, and recommend you check your junk/spam folder if you have not received a reply within 48 hours. 

You can book a free 20 minute call back here.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training in mental health extends over 10 years and continues to expand. The ones I believe most beneficial to our work are below: 

  • Joint Honours Degree with Psychology. This course sparked my passion for mental wellbeing, showed me how complex we are, how much we are constantly processing emotionally, physically and mentally, without even being aware. This course laid a foundation for me to appreciate the chaos of being human, the importance of a judgement free environment, and how many options of support are out there for mental wellbeing. 
  • My previous 6 years experience supporting young adults with profound/complex learning difficulties, in learning, life skills and job skills. If you are someone supporting an individual with complex learning needs, or have struggles related to Special Educational Needs (SEN), then I offer a space for you to share your experiences. 
  • NatSIP (National Sensory Impaired Partnership) Certification for Trained Intervenor: Put simply, I was provided insight/guidance for working closely with individuals who were both visually and hearing impaired. To think differently. This inspired me to adjust what I defined as communication. If you feel misunderstood often, I am here to understand how you relate to your world. 
  • Volunteering experience at Samaritans Mental Health help line. We can learn about what support networks are out there that you may benefit from, like this one.
  • Volunteering experience at the Christian Charity for Supporting Homelessness 'Barnabus'. Interacting with individuals rough sleeping. 
  • Postgraduate Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Transactional Analysis. You can expect a variety of approaches to explore your thinking, behaviour, emotional experience. Using a range of simple ideas, easy ways to make sense of the complexity of these areas. Together we will pick out areas of this model that suit you.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Currently I can only offer to meet online. I do offer spaces for low costs, we can discuss your needs financially if needed. I currently have one space available for the low cost.  

I offer a free 20 minute consultation by phone or online video call, a chance to meet and clarify each others expectations within therapy and your goals for therapy. 

When I work

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The highlighted hours are a general outline of my working hours, I may need to rearrange initial consultations if they clash with existing commitments. Last start time is typically 6pm.

Further information

I have had over 5 years of experience related to ADHD/Autism, and heard mixed feedback when it comes to therapy accounting for needs associated with these. 

I appreciate we are all unique; I have my own recent experiences with Adult ADHD/Autism diagnoses, and these will differ other people’s. However, my personal experiences showed me how important it can be for us to be listened to, in order to understand us. Be that seeking a diagnosis, or finding explanations for things we don’t understand.

Many have concerns about being labelled with ADHD or Autism. Through personal/professional experiences, For some they are life changing, for others, bring more fear. I believe, the characteristics associated with them are the important factor, rather than the label. How the therapeutic space can be friendlier for people who may consider them self Neurodivergent. 

Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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