Dr Jude Adcock

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D(Psych)Prof; M.Ed. Couns; Dip Spv; BACP acc; Dip Couns
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Penzance, Cornwall, TR19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Originally an Adlerian trained counsellor I offer arts-based integrative counselling and psychotherapy to individuals or couples. I have a comfortable ground floor counselling room and can offer flexible hours. As a registered and accredited member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework.

My professional development is important to me so I can continue to offer my clients the best service I possibly can. Most recently (2023) I was awarded the Doctor of Psychotherapy by Professional Studies from the Metanoia Institute for Psychotherapy and Research in conjunction with Middlesex University. My research subject was an arts-based study of women's personal agency explored through the lens of adverse childhood experiences. I have Master of Education degree (Child & Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling route), awarded with distinction, from the University of Cambridge.  I hold practitioner status with Trauma Informed Schools and Communities with a strong focus on childhood trauma, and I have also completed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1&2 training.  I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.

Although I am trained to work with a wide range of issues I have particular interest in working with relational trauma, shame, individual adults, and children (6+) and young people.  It can often be beneficial to work with the creative arts and I am trained specifically in this area; particularly helpful for children and young people but adults can find it very helpful too.

Driven from personal experiences in my own life I am passionate about my work and very much enjoy working with people who are finding life generally challenging or who have a particular issue they need support with. My style of psychotherapy is to work relationally using encouragement with respectful and gentle challenge whilst developing a client's felt sense of autonomy and agency. I believe we all have the ability to find the answers ourselves, sometimes we just need a little help in getting there.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctor of Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (Metanoia/Middlesex Uni)
  • Master of Education with distinction (University of Cambridge)
  • Diploma in Supervision, Cambridge Supervision Training
  • PG Dip (educational studies) in child & adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling
  • Diploma in Adlerian Counselling from the Institute of Individual Psychology
  • Cruse Bereavement Awareness Training
  • MBACP registered and accredited
  • Clay therapist and Creative Arts therapist (PTUK acc.)
  • Trauma informed schools and communities L5 diploma - practitioner status
  • DDP Level 1&2

Originally I trained and qualified as an Adlerian Counsellor. However, with subsequent intensive training I now consider myself a pluralistic therapist drawing on a variety of modalites. This means I am able to understand my client from differing viewpoints and work with them to find the best therapeutic fit.  I am qualified to work with adults and also hold the Master of Education in child & adolescent psychotherapeutic counselling.  I have a particular interest in child development, relational trauma and shame. My doctoral research focussed on the development of women's personal agency explored, using creative arts, through the lens of adverse childhood experiences.  Having completed training in the use of clay and creative arts in therapy I offer the creative arts as one way to work within the therapeutic space. I was awarded a diploma in supervision and enjoy supervising both counsellors in training and those already qualified. I supervise counsellors at the University of Cambridge student services.
I run a thriving private practice from my comfortable counselling rooms in west Cornwall and online using the platform Zoom.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£60.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are:

Individual £60 per hour

Couples/relationships £90 per hour

Children and Adolescents up to and including 17 years £50 per 45 minutes

Parent Consultation £60 (up to an hour)

Counselling/supervising trainee counsellors £55 per hour

Clinical supervison £65 per hour

Full cancellation fee if less than 48 hours notice is given by client

Pre payment by BACS bank transfer prior to the session or cash on the day

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer various appointment times so please email me and we can discuss what works best for you.

Further information

Cottenham is just north of Cambridge, easily accessible through Histon or the A14. I am also only a short distance from the Ely area.

Penzance, Cornwall, TR19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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My therapy room is ground floor, arrived at by gravel drive - please call to discuss and confirm accessibility as required.

Online platforms



In person

I am a qualified, to diploma level, clinical supervisor working with supervisees who see adults, children & young people and groups.

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Dr Jude Adcock
Dr Jude Adcock