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Patricia Adams
Counsellor in Cheltenham - Accredited 9+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Patricia Adams
199 Bath Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LZ
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  • Individual 48 - 55 minutes
  • Couple 72 - 55 minutes
63% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesdays12pm - 8pm
  • Wednesdays12pm - 8pm
  • Saturdays10am - 2pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)



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9+ Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hello. I am Patricia Adams. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their psychological health. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), as well as the specific problems experienced by men and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment enables you to discover if you are comfortable with me, share what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an introductory assessment meeting in Cheltenham.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

(5 Reviews)
Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) affect your emotions and actions. It recognises and challenges negative thoughts that maintain the issues you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for anorexia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia nervosa, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder and self harm.

Counselling

(2 Reviews)
Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine which matter concerning your early years or adulthood you explore. An aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution which is right for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your ideas, feelings and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or find suitable methods of managing.

Qualifications Timeline

August
2008
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since January 2013)
December
2004
Graduate Diploma
Counselling - Cognitive Behavioural
University of Wales (UK)

Patricia abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews


Patricia Adams has 7 Reviews (4.95 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (6)
4 stars: (1)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Depression: (3)
Self Esteem: (2)
Binge Eating Disorder (BED): (1)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (1)
By Therapy Service:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (5)
Counselling: (2)



Tim, 43 from Cheltenham, gave a review after 6 sessions

09 February 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"It is thought of as a daunting experience going for counselling or help, and to share your problems/concerns/worries with a complete stranger. Patricia makes this so easy to do and is an amazing listener and communicator. She understands what you are experiencing and makes the session just seem like a chat and very enjoyable. You come away refreshed enlightened and full of energy. I would highly recommend her. As soon as she feels you don't need her she lets you know. To me this is the hard part, letting go of her!"

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Self Esteem:


Paul, 50, gave a review after 13 sessions

14 December 2017

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"A wonderfully caring disposition is always a great start when you desperately need help and Patricia has that in bucket loads. Every meeting with Patricia was progressive and she helped bring me back from the depths of despair, self-loathing and thoughts of self-harm to a much brighter place with a more positive outlook on life. Patricia is a great listener who helped me to start loving myself again and with her help, good friends and family behind me my recovery has been amazing. I will never forget the things Patricia has done to help me, she is a wonderful, kind and thoughtful lady. Thank you again Patricia."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression:


Anonymous, 27, gave a review after 5 sessions

14 November 2017

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"Patricia is very positive and easy to talk to, which created a very relaxed, trusting and non-judgmental atmosphere during the sessions. Step by step, with Patricia's careful listening and thoughtful questions I was able to look at my situation from a completely different point of view, which was a game changer. Talking to her made me see life changing events very clearly and not as scary as before. I also got a few very useful tips on how to deal with feelings like guilt and how to approach some decision making situations - these techniques are going to be used in my everyday life from now on. She is also very encouraging and supportive - and that helped me go back on a positive track and start gaining my confidence back. The sessions were well structured and I was looking forward to each one of them, thank you very much again!"

Rating of Counselling for Depression:


Tom

20 September 2017

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"Excellent listener who helped me understand my anxiety and then worked with me to build a strategy to start coping and turning my anxiety into a positive."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous, 50 from Cheltenham, gave a review after 18 sessions

25 May 2017

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"During my therapy sessions with Patricia I have found her to be kind, understanding, supportive and professional. She has a manner that puts you at ease and creates an environment of mutual respect. You have a sense that you are sharing with someone who is highly trained, experienced and passionate about the work that she does. Through the carefully structured reading, learning, reflection, and discussion I have recognised how my emotional behaviour has developed throughout my life and how I might adapt my responses and reactions going forward. Therapy isn't easy, it can be painful and hard work, but committing to working hard on yourself with the help of an experienced guide such as Patricia can bring with it relief and rewards; it's not all hard graft, we have enjoyed a fair few moments of laughter in the mix. Patricia's positive attitude to life is evident and when you are ready to realise it, infectious. Therapy with Patricia has given me focus at a particularly difficult time and equipped me with the tools to navigate life with more positivity and kindness to myself. I can't recommend her highly enough."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression:


Anonymous, 30, gave a review after 4 sessions

18 May 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Patricia is very easy to talk to. She knows the right questions to ask and has really helped me understand a lot about myself. I would highly recommend her."

Rating of Counselling for Self Esteem:


David, 45

17 May 2017

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"Being an introvert I find it difficult to warm and trust individuals initially. However Patricia very soon put me at ease. Even as someone with feelings of low self-worth/value, I never felt belittled or judged by Patricia, only warmth and encouragement. Whilst I still have a way to go on my journey, I found the encouragement, self-help tools and other information very useful and I am very much grateful for the therapy given. Very highly recommended. I still have Patricia's details saved to my phone should I need assistance again!"

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (BED):

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Warden Hill, Charlton Kings, Up Hatherley, Shurdington, Prestbury, Ullenwood, Golden Valley, Uckington, Bentham, Elmstone Hardwicke, Little Witcombe, Churchdown Hill, Boddington, Bishop's Cleeve, Cleeve Hill, Great Witcombe, Birdlip, Brockworth

Nearest Train Stations

  • Cheltenham Spa (1 miles)
  • Gloucester (7 miles)
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury (7.7 miles)
  • Stroud (Gloucestershire) (11.5 miles)
  • Stonehouse (13 miles)
  • Kemble (14.9 miles)
  • Evesham (15.5 miles)
  • Cam and Dursley (16.7 miles)
  • Pershore (16.8 miles)
  • Honeybourne (16.8 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Updated 12 February 2018

I am currently not taking on new clients

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