Adele is a strong believer in the importance of effective and empathic therapeutic relationships for promoting healing and change. She is an integrative and holistic practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic models including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and third wave CBT approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy and Positive Psychology. Adele believes that therapy should both alleviate suffering and build sources of meaning and joy in life.
Adele is mindful that mental health is both individual and social, and that societal experiences and social inequalities impact strongly on an individual’s wellbeing. Adele is a member of the Psychologists for Social Change group; offers mentoring to aspiring Clinical Psychologists from diverse backgrounds as part of the Valued Voices Mentoring Scheme; and works to be a good ally in challenging all forms of discrimination including sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, classism, homophobia and transphobia.
In addition to working as a therapist, Adele has extensive experience of offering individual and group clinical supervision and delivering training. As a supervisor and trainer, Adele aims to provide a compassionate and supportive space that promotes reflection and learning leading to meaningful and impactful changes in professional practice.
Throughout her various roles, Adele is a warm and empathic practitioner who believes that a compassionate relationship-based approach allows the person(s) she is working with to feel heard, understood and appreciated.
Adele is registered with the HCPC (PYL27133) and a member of the British Psychological Society.