Dr Graham Simpson-Adkins
I aim to support any adult, child, young person, family or organisation to maximise their potential and effectively manage the difficulties that life often brings. I believe that by building an understanding of your social, emotional, psychological and physical needs, you can be supported to feel safe, ready to cope and able to achieve the goals that matter to you. My aim will be to help you to explore your needs, to better understand the difficulties you face and to provide tailored psychological support, based on a wide range of evidence based interventions to help develop solutions that work for you.
The services we provide include: Individual therapy and group or family-based therapy, including couples; psychological consultation; tailored teaching and training to teams and organisations; and clinical or therapeutic supervision and coaching. I draw on a range NICE recommended evidence-based interventions to tailor my approach to your needs.
I offer a safe, supportive environment for you to feel comfortable talking openly about whatever you need to, at a pace that feels comfortable to you. My aim is to help you to feel energised, more aware of your strengths and this will be achieved this by listening to your concerns and developing a bespoke treatment plan and focused recommendations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a HCPC Registered clinical psychologist, with experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties. I have has a BSc (hons) in Neuropsychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Lancaster.
I am experienced in working with children, young people and adults, but also specialise in working with people with cognitive or learning disabilities and autism.
I have knowledge and competence in a range of psychological models including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; EMDR; Narrative Therapy; Cognitive Analytic Therapy; Systemic Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Compassion Focussed Therapy; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy; Psychodynamic approaches; and Positive Behavioural Support.
I have a long-standing interest in the impact of trauma and adversity, having previously acted as subject area expert in Adverse Childhood Experiences within the NHS and having worked in public health, developing and supporting local community-based strategies for responding to and preventing adversity in childhood. I also co-produced a national Department of Health programme, developing best practice guidance for implementing routine enquiry about various forms of trauma and adversity in childhood and has contributed to parliamentary enquiries into the impact of adversity in childhood. I am trained to provide NICE recommended evidence-based interventions to support people experiencing the impacts of trauma, such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
- HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist.
- BSc Neuropsychology
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (ClinPsychol).
- Level 3 EMDR Therapy Trained
- Level 2 Narrative Therapy
- Qualified in the NICE recommended assessment of Autism (ADOS-2 & DISCO)
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Also able to provide formal assessment of autism, alongside post-diagnostic support.
Cost per Session: £100+
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash
Accepted Insurance Plans: AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality