Corinne Adams CertHE PGDip MBACP

Corinne Adams CertHE PGDip MBACP




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About me

Taking that first step can be daunting, but whatever is troubling you by working together, we can find a way through.

1 in 4 of us experience mental health problems at some time in our lives. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, low in mood, having difficulty coping- counselling can provide the space and support required for change.

Maybe you feel you need coping strategies to enable you to deal with moments of worry or low mood...

It may be that you are wanting to explore some underlying problems, or ongoing negative cycles,  as a way to understand whats going on for you- This can encourage change and  self awareness.  I believe humans have an an amazing capacity for change. Knowing ourselves is the key to unlocking that capacity.

I offer a warm, calm and confidential space where we can work together to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in an empathic, non-judgemental way.

I believe that we all have the potential to take charge of our lives and that the therapeutic relationship can work to harness that power. Celebrating the best parts of ourselves can help us to grow or change the parts we are less confident about.

I will not judge, I will listen and help support you to make sense of things in order to help you develop a more positive approach to aspects of your life, my aim is to empower you so  that you are able to make the right life choices for you.

Practising from a humanistic approach I have the ability to incorporate integrative models where appropriate, as I believe every client is unique so tailoring my approach enables me to work in ways that suit you as an individual.

I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience in working with adults and young people. I work short term and long term depending on your specific needs.

My Experience includes:

  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • GAD
  • Identity issues
  • Loss/ bereavement
  • Low mood
  • Low self worth
  • Lack of motivation
  • OCD
  • Procrastination
  • Post/Pre natal depression
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Shame
  • Stress

Working as college counsellor at York College, and as a counsellor at 30 Clarence Street, young people's service (now York Mind) supporting 16-25 year old's through their difficulties, I have worked with a wide range of issues- from anxiety and depression to sexual abuse and identity issues.

I work in a warm, supportive and collaborative way, making sure your voice is heard and respected to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability.

I offer a safe space where you can explore your emotions at your own pace.

I have experience of working within the higher education setting, currently in the University of York as Specialist Mental Health Mentor I draw from a Solution Focused, Mindfulness and goal approach, assisting students to motivate and prioritise their studies, as a way to reduce stress and mental health issues.

I currently combine my private practice with working for the NHS as a Mental Health Practitioner, where I am based in a number of GP surgeries around York.  I offer short term psychological talking therapies (CBT, SFT and DBT)  to clients referred to me by their GP.  I support clients who experienced PTSD, flashbacks, panic attacks, anxiety attacks along with working with clients who struggle to regulate emotions and low self worth.

I have experience working for PANDAS (Pre and Post Natal Depression Advice) service, supporting women and their partners/family deal with the effects of pre and postnatal depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling Skills, York College

University Certificate in Counselling, York St Johns University

PGDip/MA in Counselling, York St Johns University

Other relevant training:

APT-Accredited mental health training in:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • SFT- (Solution Focused Therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
  • DICES risk assessment training
  • RAID course- Reinforce Appropriate (behaviour), Implode Disruptive (behaviour)


  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Rape crisis awareness
  • Disability Support Practitioners
  • Basic Life Support training
  • Working creatively
  • Working therapeutically with Shame
  • Mindfulness

On Going:

Regular Supervision in accordance to the requirements of the BACP along with clinical supervision via the NHS.

I am fully insured and have a up to date DBS check- my insurance covers

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Take advantage of my initial 10-15 minutes consultation time. This is free, it's a time for you to ask questions, let me know your issues or problems.

Thereafter my fees per session are £40.00. This can be paid via bank transfer or cash.

I offer counselling to trainee counselling students.

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Further information

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, and if you require any more information, I would be happy to help. I am available via your preferred method of contact, email, text or phone 07496 267505.

Maps & Directions

York, YO30
York, YO31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Free Parking for up to 1 hour


Currently offering Thursday and Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme