Adrian Stearman

Counsellor, MBACP

About Me

Choosing a counsellor and deciding on therapy can seem an uncertain and imprecise process. Getting beyond the qualifications and the huge range of approaches to find someone who “gets you” can seem a bit of a lottery. I am mindful of this as I meet people trying counselling for the first time or revisiting a therapeutic relationship after a gap. The underlying approach to my work is the belief that at times the journey of self-discovery needs to be a joint enquiry. For such a therapeutic relationship to work, trust and a secure base are paramount, and my aim is to provide the space for that exploration.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy
  • BA (Hons) History

I have worked with others in a therapeutic setting since 2014 with a range of difficulties including anxiety, shame, stress, addiction, depression and relationship difficulties. I have seen clients who are referred via GPs and those who ‘self-refer’. I have worked in both short-term settings (6-12 weeks) and longer-term settings (1 year+).

I am trained in Integrative Counselling which aims to integrate the various schools of therapy, these originally being the humanistic and psychoanalytic schools of psychotherapy. The integrative approach is inclusive rather than exclusive – the core philosophy being that all modalities have valuable contributions to make. I therefore take an interest in and continue to develop my understanding of what it means to be human and, in the context of psychotherapy; existential, transpersonal, analytic and humanistic approaches to self-understanding.

Memberships & Accreditations

  • $British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and Asperger’s – ASD
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Birth and Bonding
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Faith and Culture
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Parenting Support
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management

Fees

  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees

Contact details

  • 07966 199 536
  • adrianstearman@hotmail.com