Mike Adams MBACP (Accredited)
I am a Person-Centred Therapist with twenty-two years of experience. What I offer is for you to explore with me, in a safe, supportive and confidential environment, anything causing difficulty or distress in your life. The focus throughout is on what you feel, what you think, and what you decide. I work one-to-one and with couples.
I have extensive experience - both in the NHS and in private practice - with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss and relationship issues. I am also trained in Person-Centred Couples Counselling.
I am ready for us to work together on a short term basis, dealing with any problem you are experiencing right now, or longer term, for a more far-ranging exploration of the challenges you face in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling.
Certificate in CfD (Counselling for Depression), a way of working devised to work short term with NHS clients
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Currently working for the NHS in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and in private practice in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.
Fortnightly supervision of all my counselling work.
Regular attendance at Person-Centred experiential groups as commitment to my ongoing personal and professional development.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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