What I Do
Feeling troubled with life? I can help you.
My name is Adrian, I am a fully qualified, widely and very experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. I work with individuals and couples. I offer a safe place for you to explore whatever is causing you concern in a supportive and caring environment with confidentiality assured. I am a Person-Centred therapist and use this base as the core of my therapy and can help with a wide range of issues including:
• Work issues
• Trust issues
• All forms of abuse
• Couples counselling
• Low self esteem
• Bereavement and grief
Training & Qualifications
Graduate Diploma Level South Cheshire College (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Qualified Counselling Supervisor (where I supervise other counsellor's work) at post graduate certificate level (Chester University).
Up to date CRB, DBS AND SAFEGUARDING certificates (November 2014).
I also seek and receive regular ongoing training and supervision to offer the best possible service to my clients.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and have UKRCP registration. BACP Accreditation is far more advanced than BACP registration. (The 'BACP' British Association Counsellors/Psychotherapists are the main governing body in the UK).
I work freelance for the NHS in a large city hospital and also in a secondary School.
I teach counselling part time at South Cheshire College.
I have in-depth bereavement training, including sudden and traumatic death counselling.
My counselling work has been very varied working in bereavement and life changing illness at one agency as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I work heavily with low self esteem and peoples anger.
I also work with alcoholism and various addictions.
I have an up to date (Nov 2014) unmarked enhanced criminal records bureau check. DBS and Safeguarding certificates.
I have a wealth of experience of working with children and adults of all ages. I have worked in two primary schools and three secondary schools. I currently work freelance one afternoon a week in a secondary school.
Approximately twenty five percent of my clients have been children and young people. My work is split fairly equally between working with males and females.
I have worked with the bereaved relatives from the high profile Independent Case Review, concerning deaths at Stafford Hospital. I also work freelance for a large city hospital and for large organisations such as ITV and government bodies such as DWP and the Prison Service as a staff counsellor.
In my private practice in Crewe individuals and couples come to see me for a whole host of reasons. I offer both short and long term counselling depending on my clients needs. I also have experience and work with clients who have learning disabilities for example Autism. Member organisations
Usually individuals choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives. Sometimes people can be isolated but at other times, even where an individual has the most supportive family and friends, they can find it difficult if not impossible to explain why, for example, they may be feeling anxious and or depressed. Or it may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family. Other life issues and events, which can be very difficult to deal with, include bereavement, divorce, redundancy, health issues, bullying and so on. However, you do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one, before choosing to have therapy. You may be experiencing underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, or be seeking balance in your life and spirituality. All of these reasons and more will bring individuals to therapy.
What is counselling/therapy
How It Works
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping. Talking about these things may take time, and will not necessarily all be included in one session.
It is my belief that given the right conditions every individual has the capacity to change. I genuinely strive to offer these conditions to all of my clients and as a result my clients genuinely feel the benefit. Taking time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings will empower, build confidence, and create a far greater ability to make decisions and changes. My work with you is based on trust and genuineness with a real desire to understand in an effort to develop a deep trusting therapeutic relationship with you. I will not judge you, but instead will travel with you and help you to free yourself of whatever holds you back.
I am dedicated to my work and will be dedicated to helping you. I work both in my practice and freelance for large organisations including the NHS, ITV, BUPA. I also work part time as a School counsellor and teach counselling one evening a week at South Cheshire College. I am committed to all my clients. As a result I have built an excellent reputation. Appointments can be made daytime or evening.