Sandra Adams – PG Dip, Accredited MBACP, Counselling & Supervision .
I am now offering online counselling via Skype or Zoom only regarding COVID19.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer Counselling to clients and Supervision to other Counsellors. You will be welcomed into a warm, safe, trusting, non-judgemental, empathic, supportive environment this is necessary as foundation for counselling.
Counselling is not advice giving; you are in control and will make the choices.Together we will create a working relationship. It may have taken great courage for you to seek a counsellor, by looking here you have already taken the first step toward opening up a world of possibility and opportunity. We can work toward your goals.
I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and young people, and helped those to come to terms with such issues as depression, relationship issues such as affairs and betrayals or separation and divorce, anxiety, suicidal feelings and suicidal ideation, mental health issues, alcohol and substance misuse, self harm, eating disorders, sexual issues and sexual identity issues, trauma, physical and sexual abuse both adult and childhood, bereavement, loss, change, stress, low self esteem or self worth, OCD, and Aspergers syndrome to name a few.
Counselling can help give clarity on many different issues, counselling is a safe place to explore where you can feel supported, many clients find the process of talking to someone not already known to them hugely beneficial and this has enabled them to move forward with their lives, by exposing patterns of behaviour or out of date coping mechanisms, you can achieve something to build your hopes and desires and a new future upon. I will be there to support you through this time of change.
Supervision & Development
I take regular supervision to ensure I am adhering to the BACP ethical framework and refresh my knowledge and practice by undertaking continual professional development. I feel counselling for both adults and the young is beneficial, emotional well being goes hand in hand with an enriched, happy and healthier life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Post Graduate certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 6) and Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 7) at the University of Wales, Newport which is a BACP (British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) accredited course and considered a centre of excellence within Wales for the subject.
I studied Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness. I have further integrated such approaches as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Imaging Techniques and allowing me to adapt a wide range of skills to the needs of each client, put simply I have a varied tool-bag of help.
In addition to running a private practice counselling Individual adults, couples, EAP, young people.
I currently Supervise other counsellors both individual and group supervision for both the NHS in my private practice. I receive monthly supervision for this in accordance with BACP requirements
- I have presented workshops to other professionals on a variety of subjects including; Assertiveness, Mindfulness, Facing your Emotions, Suicide & Depression, Self-Harm and Aspergers Syndrome.
- I am currently employed as a Supervisor previously as a counsellor by the NHS, within the 'Employee Wellbeing Service' and within the 'Primary Care' counselling service.
- I have counselled students and staff at a university ages 17-retirement.
- Children in a school environment ages 11 -18.
- I volunteered for several years with the Samaritans a charity well known for talking to those with suicidal ideation and depression however much more diverse issues arise with clients who access the service.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £45.00 per 50 minute session (£30.00 first session)
* £30.00 reduced fees.
Couples: £65.00 per 1hr session
*£50.00 reduced fees.
*Full time students (over 18yrs)/ students embarking on a course of study which requires personal counselling.
BACP Accredited Member