Psychotherapeutic Counsellor: Adam Wilson

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a specific interest in adult ADHD and practise using an integrative, relational approach to therapy:

  • Integrative in that I’m not limited to working within one therapeutic approach or ‘style ofAdam Wilson August 2023 counselling’. I’m able to flexibly draw from different approaches, primarily person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic (here is an explanation of what these mean).
  • Relational as I recognise most difficulties we experience come from our relationships with others, and it is the relationship between client and therapist that underpins effective therapeutic work.

Who I work with

I am experienced working with men and women on a broad range of issues.

I have a special interest in working with neurodiversity, particularly adult awareness / late diagnosis of ADHD, its emotional impact and effect on past and present behaviour and relationships.

I also work with men’s issues, for example expectations/roles/identity, parenting, emotional awareness, expression and safety, and interpersonal and intimate relationships. In my experience, doing this work with another man can be especially meaningful.

What you can expect from working with me:

I work with kindness and compassion to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, understood and to get what you need from our work together. We will work collaboratively and I’ll be an engaged, active participant in helping you work towards your therapeutic goals: I won’t just sit there nodding or reflecting back what you say to me. I am with you but will also challenge you and encourage you to take reasonable risks, when appropriate.

I don’t have all the answers and I’m not the expert on you – I firmly believe that you are. But going it alone is tough and by working together, we stand a much better chance at finding the right words for you to understand yourself, your experiences and your relationships.

The relationship between client and therapist is unique, one that isn’t experienced anywhere else, and one where you are at its centre. I am separate from your social circles and family, and won’t judge, give my opinion or advise you on what to do. Together we can create a space that is focused on you and what you need. Given how crucial the relationship is between client and therapist, it is important you feel we are a good fit.

Taking the first step towards counselling can feel hard, and it’s important to check we’re a good fit. I offer a free 25-minute phone/video call so we can have an initial chat, you can decide if you want to book a first appointment from there. If we go ahead, we will check in regularly to see how things are going between us, and if you’re getting what you need from our work together.

Sessions are charged at £60 per 50 minutes or £65 for 60 minutes.

I work face to face from the Harbourside Practice Rooms on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (09.00-13.00).

I work online on Thursdays and Fridays with some availability on Wed evenings.

Please get in touch if you’d like to talk about working together, or if you have any questions: adamtherapybristol@gmail.com.