Dr Darren Adamson (DCounPsych, CPsychol, MSc, PGCE, BA Hons)
My personal practice is an integrative, holistic style of therapy underpinned by a humanistic approach, which draws on a number of theoretical modalities and techniques. This means that therapy is tailored to your specific, individual needs. I have found this to be highly successful in supporting clients with a wide range of difficulties. The support you would like and an explanation of how I work is discussed in full during an initial half-price assessment.
How Therapy Can Help
Taking the first steps to get help can be daunting. This is why I always offer therapy in an emotionally supportive and empathetic manner to help you to achieve the changes that you are looking for. As a psychologist I work with the processes of change; though change is never easy, it’s always worthwhile.
I’m fully trained in a diverse range of therapies. This means when we first meet for your consultation, we can consider which approaches may be the best fit for you & therefore the most effective, ensuring you a unique and individualised treatment plan.
This is a journey that we will embark upon together and I will be there to support you with the challenges along the way. The struggles that I have faced in my own life have taught me just how important feeling connected with others is in building & maintaining our emotional wellbeing. It is this connectedness that is at the heart of the therapy that I’ll offer you.
I am an experienced, fully qualified Counselling Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am the lead psychologist at Beacon Therapy, based in the heart of Northumberland.
I have many years post qualifying clinical experience. After a number of years in teaching, I completed a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. During my career I have worked with adult populations in NHS and private sector drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings. I am currently employed as a Psychologist working for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS trust.
I have experience of working with individuals and couples.
Half Price Initial Assessment Consultation
Please call or email me to set up an initial 60 minute assessment session. During this we can find out about what is causing you distress and how I may be able to help. Following the initial assessment we can then agree any future appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, (Teesside University)
- MSc Psychology, (Newcastle University)
- PGCE in Secondary Education, (Newcastle University).
- BA (Hons) English and History, (Northumbria University)
- Enhanced DBS.
Advanced Training Includes:
- Anxiety and stress in the modern world
- Depression and low-mood
- Bereavement counselling
- Alcoholism and addiction
- Challenging behaviours
- Sexual abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
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All initial consultations are half the normal price
Integrative Therapy, initial assessment - £40
Integrative Therapy - £80
Couples Therapy, initial assessment - £45
Couples Therapy - £90
Private Health Insurance
I am an approved provider with insurance companies AVIVA and AXA PPP Healthcare. If you would like your appointments to be covered by your insurance then it is usually best to contact your provider to confirm their criteria. If you would like any assistance then please contact me. Note that my fees for insurance work are variable and thus differ from those quoted above.
I have a clinic in central Morpeth.
Currently, a strictly limited number of Tuesday and Saturday appointments have become available.
I keep initial assessment appointment spaces available every week and appointments can be booked up to two hours before. Payment is taken at the point of booking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently, a strictly limited number of Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday appointments are available. Please telephone to guarantee availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training