The Adept Living Foundation (ALF) - Keith Abrahams
Executive and Career stress are my fortes. My mission is resolving trauma and I support organisations that work with the full spectrum of mental and emotional health challenges.
My clients remark, ‘Keith just gets me’, complimenting my warmth and gentleness, yet also my varied life experiences, breadth of expertise and an understanding of how tough life can sometimes be.
The most common reasons clients seek help from me are related to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship and work-related issues. This might be related financial stress, promotional issues or challenging life, business and career choices. Often these challenges have their roots in issue, loss, self-esteem and traumatic events.
I support clients in overcoming challenging stages in their lives. This might be related to stress, anxiety, anger, addictive behaviour, obsessions and phobias or feelings of depression.
Often, clients arrive at such challenging places, perhaps due to loss of a job, business, relationship or because of the passing of someone close. Grieving needs to be understood and acknowledged, as it does for those who have suffered a trauma, which needs to be calmed as well.
Clients who consult me value my combination of senior executive & business experience and psychological insight. They come from different backgrounds, with the majority being self-referred executives, professionals, managers and business owners. Many others are parents and caring partners, who value my empathetic life experiences and want to lead effective, calm lives. Not only can I help them resolve that stress, but I teach the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction approach, enabling them to maintain their emotional balance and good mental health into the future.
Which is one of the main things that I do; as a Human Givens therapist and CBT Coach, I help clients make good sense of what is going on, explaining why it has such an impact and agreeing with them ways that they can resolve their unhappiness and move forward. This empowers them.
Often, employers engage me to support work-based counselling and stress reduction programs. My clients have included both large, national and multinational organisations as well as smaller organisations too.
Whilst most clients, value this solution focused approach, which normally takes 5-6 sessions, others want to deepen their healing further and may seek to explore their spiritual needs with me.
As part of my commitment to community, I support a social enterprise that makes affordable counselling available to those who are struggling emotionally and financially. Email me if you know someone who might benefit.
Training, qualifications & experience
We effectively counsel and support our clients through Herts, Essex, Beds, Bucks, Cambridge and North London, covering Harlow, Hitchin, Welwyn Garden, Letchworth, Hatfield, Hertford, St Albans, Baldock, Bedford, Milton Keynes and beyond.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in CBT Coaching
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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I have practiced as a healer for over 20 years, complementing my pragmatic approach to all our work and life as a Therapist, Coach and Teacher. I place Client empowerment and opportunity at the centre of my work.
In addition to providing the latest pyschological techniques to build on our breadth of Counselling & Therapy experience and qualifications, I serve in the local community to ensure I understand the needs of our clients fully.
I am a father of five and a grandfather to two, I enjoy playfully nurturing, especially the sacred clown in us all, as useful antidote relief to the seriousness that healing often has to address. I have trained in both Person Centred & Psychodynamic Counselling, both of which were powerful precursors to our qualifications as a Human Givens therapist www.hgi.org.uk.
I have also worked extensively in the business worlds as finance director, a CEO, and consultants gaining various professional qualifications including an MBA, HG Dip.P and FCCA. I continue to devote time and energy to helping others through charitable work, which has included with the suicidal, supporting addicts, alongside the homeless, guiding prisoners and with challenged learners in schools.
As well as teaching and running workshops, I have an eclectic approach to spirituality which enables me to explore as wide or as simply as the client needs.
It is with this background that I am able to address a very wide range of issues with an equal variety of approaches ranging from acting as a life coach, therapist through to sacred dreaming. I am pragmatic in my approach, an individual approach that puts nurturing and gentle humour at the centre of the process.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
7 Days week, including evenings to suit our client
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|