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Adrian Sullivan



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About me:


Hi, my name is Adrian and I’ve been counselling for more than ten years. Initially as a volunteer for two charities, one of which supports people with disabilities and the other offering a low-cost community counselling service for which I still volunteer one day a week. I have been working as an independent counsellor for over six years.


Specialist interest and/or experience:


I have a great respect for the work of Carl Rogers, a psychologist who developed the person-centred approach to counselling. This focuses on the working relationship between counsellor and client, and the importance of empathy, acceptance and authenticity.


Clinical experience:


I have a wide range of experience of client issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety and stress, bereavement, loss (eg relationships, work, ability), PTSD, sexuality and sexuality outside of cultural norms, self-harm, depersonalisation, trauma in childhood, and borderline personality disorder.


Having trained and worked in Leicester I have worked with clients of many different backgrounds and cultures, clients with English as a second language, and with many diverse reasons for seeking counselling. As an integrative therapist I have been trained in different approaches to counselling and can therefore adapt the therapy to better suit the client rather than adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach.


In addition to working face-to-face with clients I have been counselling online or by telephone since 2020.


Clinical approaches:


I understand how difficult it can be to talk to anyone about our thoughts and feelings, how uncomfortable or invasive this might feel, and my role is to provide a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space where you feel heard and are able to explore and understand your feelings. No issue is too unimportant or trivial and we would work at a pace that you feel comfortable with, and I would look forward to working with you.


Qualifications and Training:


Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling,  University of Leicester

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling,  South Leicestershire College

Certificate in Counselling Studies,  University of Leicester

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) classroom based course,  Key Counselling Training


What are you passionate about:


I think Carl Rogers summed it up nicely:

“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for their own personal growth?”

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