About Me

About Layla Adams

I am a person centred counsellor, as such I believe that you know yourself and your life best and therefore I will not tell you what to do or how to make changes. Instead I will offer a warm, respectful space where you can explore your unique situation and come to your own decisions about what works best for you by talking through your thoughts and feelings.

Over the years I have gained experience in working with a broad range of issues and client groups. I have developed a special interest in working with clients that have issues with self-esteem or selfimage. The way we view ourselves is developed throughout our lives and experiences such as abuse, bullying or illness can have a huge impact on the way we see ourselves. Low self-esteem and problems with personal identity can affect all aspects of an individual's life, including work, friendships and relationships. Working with individuals to overcome these issues has become one of my passions.

 

However, what my experience has taught me most is that everyone and every situation is individual and therefore each person needs an individual approach that suits them and their situation, and that is what I aim to provide.

I have worked with domestic violence and sexual abuse charities, helping people come to terms with their experiences and gain insight and understanding to aid them in their daily lives. I am a Relate trained counsellor, working with issues regarding separation and divorce, communication within relationships and the impact that major life events and mental health problems can have on relationships. I also work in secondary schools, working with students on issues such as relationships with peers and families, anxiety about school and exams and self-esteem.

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Qualifications

  • BSc Hon Degree Psychology University of Surrey
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling
  • Diploma in relationship counselling
  • Certificate in counselling young people
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As a registered member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework. I regularly undertake Continued Professional Development and have regular supervision to enhance my practice. I hold professional indemnity insurance and have an enhanced DBS certificate.