adele_windmill-healthcareIf you choose to work with me, through counselling, I will help you to firstly identify your areas of difficulty and then develop strategies for improving them. To do this I adopt an integrative approach that incorporates several models of counselling and I aim to explain this as therapy progresses. I encourage feedback from my clients, as I believe it is important that they feel that I really understand them and that therapy is meeting their needs. Although a key strength of counselling is the impartial, non-judgmental approach of the counsellor, it can be very daunting to talk about personal issues with a complete stranger. I regard rapport, in the counselling relationship, to be essential and strive to quickly put a new client at ease. A common theme in feedback from my clients concerns the warmth of my approach. You should feel reassured that you will not be pressurised to discuss anything that you don’t want to and that you will retain control over the pace of your therapy.

Experience

I have experience of counselling in a variety of organisations:

  • GP practice
  • School counselling
  • University student counselling service
  • Domestic violence support
  • Bereavement support

I am confident to work with clients over a wide range of issues (please see list below) and, particularly from my work in a GP practice, have experienced a broad range of cases. If I felt that a new referral was outside of my range of expertise, I would refer the person to another counsellor (in accordance with the BACP code of ethics).

Prior to counselling, I had a career as an HR manager, in a large multi-site organisation, that provided me with experience of the stresses of work-related pressure and their affect on individual’s well being. My experience of both careers has provided me with a perspective from both sides of the employer/employee relationship, which can be useful when supporting my clients.

Qualifications

  • MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby (2010)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby (2009)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Derby (2008)
  • Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care (2013)
  • BA (Hons) University of Nottingham (1986)

I have enhanced CRB status.

The areas I work in:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Carer’s concerns
  • Childbirth
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem

  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Parenting issues
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Fees

Initial assessment: £25 (50mins)
Further sessions: £40 (50mins)


To enquire or arrange counseling please contact me via…

adelehcounselling@gmail.com