Dr Adrian Jackson
It takes courage to seek professional help for intolerable feelings, situations or ways of behaving. Whatever circumstances are affecting you, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offers a valuable approach to bringing about change. This change can lead to a more rewarding and enjoyable life.
I am a CBT therapist and this enables me to help patients with depression and anxiety problems and a wide range of traumatic experiences including childhood abuse. I am pleased to help people experiencing low self-esteem, social anxiety or who are insufficiently assertive. I am also keen to explore the use of EMDR for grief and for chronic pain.
I am a warm, respectful, person-centered and non-judgemental therapist. I recognise the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and I will listen to you attentively. Please contact me for a telephone conversation to explore how I might be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for a number of years in primary and secondary care within the NHS. I also run group therapy CBT courses with the Cambridge Group Therapy Centre and work as a volunteer therapist with Choices supporting men and women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
I have experience working with a wide range of anxiety and mood disorders. I have a particular interest in simple and complex trauma, moral injury, PTSD and insomnia. The cognitive behavioural therapy that I use is influenced by Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused therapy as well as by Schema-Focussed and Narrative Therapies.
I am trained in the use of EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) for appropriate trauma cases and I am a student of the use of EMDR in applications such as grief, abuse, nightmares and management of pain.
- PGDip and MSc in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (with Merit), University of Nottingham
- Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of East Anglia
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (University of Keele)
- Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland
- MCMI, Member of the Chartered Management Institute
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Weak assertiveness
- Adults who have experienced childhood abuse including sexual abuse.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
A 15 minute telephone consultation without fee is offered to explore suitability for CBT.
Fees per session are up to £75.
I practice within the codes of ethical and professional practice of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
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