His key interest of work is in trauma, in particular, developmental trauma and attachment; and how the creative process can provide a space for healing and understanding.
Adam offers individual and group art therapy to help young people through a process of change, healing and to be able to better understand their internal world. This in turn, helps them to better manage and enjoy their external world experience, including relationships with others.
Adam also works directly with children and their parent/carers together using art-based activities in Dyadic Art Therapy sessions. This therapy is very effective to help children and parents who are experiencing particular difficulties in understanding, communicating, and enjoying each other as the process works on strengthening the dyad’s emotional bond. As well as dyadic art therapy, Adam is trained in EMDR and uses this approach to work individually with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, and also dyadically with children and their parents.
Adam’s experience has predominately been with children and their families, however, working at Beacon House has enabled him to work with older adolescents and adults, particularly if they are interested in using creativity as a means to better understand their difficulties.
Adam lives with his family and dog in Worthing. He is lucky enough to live close to the beach and enjoys swimming, cooking, cycling and continues to find time to practise his own art making process and from time to time he exhibits his work.
Adam is registered with HCPC as an Art psychotherapist – his membership number is AS11546.