I'm Darren Adamson, Chartered Psychologist (BPS) British Psychological Society and Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) Health and Care Professions Council.
Taking the initial steps in seeking help can be daunting, which is why I offer therapy in an emotionally supportive and empathetic manner for individuals who seek change in their lives. As a psychologist offering psychological interventions, I work with the processes of change; although change is never easy, it is ultimately worthwhile.
As an experienced counselling psychologist, having worked within the NHS in adult psychology I have provided comprehensive assessment, formulation and treatment planning for a range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, addiction, childhood trauma, bereavement and self-esteem issues. Counselling psychologists are trained in a diverse range of therapies. This means that when assessing each individual client I can consider which approach may be best for them, ensuring a unique, individualised treatment plan. For example, some individuals may be appropriate for a shorter-term approach such as behavioural activation or time-limited cognitive behavioural therapy. For others more in depth work that focuses on life-span relationships may be more appropriate.
An initial assessment with me will help to identify what the presenting issues are for each person and the therapeutic interventions that are most effective.
I abide by the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) which includes the need to maintain confidentiality.
Please get in touch to organise a free initial telephone consultation if you would like to know more.
Professional qualifications: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, MSc Psychology, PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education).
Professional registrations: Chartered Psychologist (BPS), Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC).