How Can I Help

 

I Work With Individuals & Couples

MY APPROACH

Caring, direct, straight-talking and honest.

I use cognitive behavioural therapy and Transactional Analysis in my sessions. I have found these models highly effective on helping my clients to move forward.

Here are some of the issues I deal with:-

  • Anxiety, Stress & Crisis
  • Abuse & Anger
  • Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Low Confidence & Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Relationship & Family Difficulties
  • Life Changes

Couples Counselling

I offer counselling to all couples – hetrosexual, same sex, family eg. mother daughter relationships.

I can offer help with marriage problems, relationship difficulies with a couple or family members.

How I Can Help You

Perhaps you may have felt that you would be able to deal with the problem yourself, thinking you had to keep going, trying to keep strong and hoping that things would get better and that the situation would change. But occasionally people need the care and support network that only a qualified therapist offers. I focus on always addressing the problems, resolving their anxieties and in doing so give my clients an inner belief to face the future with a renewed optimism and confidence.

A Unique and Personalized Approach to Counselling & Therapy

Benefits include:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Confidence
  • Resolution of Anxieties
  • Better relationships
  • Overcoming trauma and crisis
  • Bespoke Counselling Solutions that facilitate self-awareness and emotional healing

Adrienne’s mature and rich life experience means that nothing phases her and she has a depth of understanding which brings with it a silent confidence. She provides warmth, passion, compassion and gravitas along with occasional humour to help people cope with their emotional and relationship needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are sessions?

Initially for an individual client we meet for a fifty minute assessment, then the sessions are fifty minutes weekly.

Couples assessment is sixty minutes then each session thereafter is one and a half hours fortnightly for eight sessions.

What is an assessment?

An assessment is for us both to decide whether I can be of help to you. At this stage I wont take many details, this appointment is about us meeting. I believe that for you to gain the most from therapy it is important to find the right person for you to work with.

How often will I/we need to come?

Individual

This will be decided between us. If you have a specific issue we might work with a shorter contract. If you are looking for long term therapeutic work we would work with a more open ended contract. Again this is an area we would look at together.

Couples

 After the assessment we would then have eight sessions, these are every two or three weeks for one and a half hours.

What are your Fees?

Individual sessions £ 50.00

Couples £ 60.00 for the sixty minute assessment. Thereafter £90.00 for the ninety minute sessions.

Can I arrange therapy for someone else?

There are times when we feel we want to help a friend, partner, husband, wife or our children or even other family members to deal with their problems. Whilst it is often done out of a sense of love and devotion or friendship. However in my experience, for therapy to work effectively and have a chance of long-term success, it is best for the person who needs the help to be motivated to seek it. It would be better to offer support and guidance.

What else should I know?

Therapy isn’t a magic formula, for it to truly work, it requires investing time and a commitment in yourself, working hard, a willingness to open up on subjects that may be painful and not to be embarrassed about what you may be feeling. Like many things in life, success and effectiveness are often proportionate to the willingness and desire to invest time and effort into what you want to achieve.