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Alex Adkins, Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP

Bristol BS1 & BS7
07758 105 364 07758 105 364

About me

As a BACP registered humanistic counsellor, my aim is to provide a warm, welcoming and supportive environment in which you can feel able to express and explore whatever is at issue for you. I firmly believe that as a client, your needs are paramount and that we must go at your own pace for the therapeutic process to work. I practice in accordance with the BACP code of ethics.

My approach to counselling is humanistic, which means that your own subjective experience is of the highest importance to the work that we would do. It is my commitment to stay respectful and non-judgemental towards you and whatever makes you different from me. Upon this basis, my role as a counsellor, as I see it, is then to offer support, insight and perspective as you may require in order to help you to grow, heal or to untie the knots that are causing you distress.

I offer counselling in the following locations:

Urban Fringe Dispensary, 58 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AZ (Mondays and Thursdays)

The Healing Rooms, BS7 8NT (Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays)

Upper Belmont Road, Bristol, BS7 9DG (Fridays)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Post-Graduate Module in Developing a Therapeutic Alliance and Counselling Skills (University of Brighton)
  • CRI Counselling Service Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Course
  • MA in Philosophy (University of Sussex)
  • BA Hons in Philosophy and International Relations (University of Sussex)
  • I have experience of counselling in both short term, issue-focused and also open-ended and longer term ways. I have worked with clients of many ages from 16 years old to those in their seventies, and within the context of a wide range of issues and concerns.
  • I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at CRI Counselling Services in Brighton and Hove, and at Arun Counselling Centre in Littlehampton, both in Sussex.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal growth and development

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a reduced-fee initial consultation at £10. This offers you a chance to get an idea of whether or not you'd like us to work together. This initial consultation is 50 minutes in length.

Ongoing work is charged at £40 per 50-minute session.

Urban Fringe Dispensary
58 Colston Street
Bristol
Somerset
BS1 5AZ

The Healing Rooms
162 Gloucester Road
Bristol
Somerset
BS7 8NT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Please get in touch for my availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Alex Adkins, Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP

Alex Adkins, Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP