Adele also has a passion for working with mothers and fathers in the perinatal period, as they make the transition to parenthood. This life change can often bring to the fore parents’ own early experiences and any unresolved difficulties relating to how they were parented. Such difficulties can also impact the parent-infant relationship, and Adele is skilled and experienced in parent-infant therapy with parents and their babies to support the development of this unique relationship.
Adele is a strong believer in the importance of strong and attuned therapeutic relationships for promoting healing and change. She is an integrative and holistic practitioner drawing upon a wide range of therapeutic models including internal family systems (IFS), 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. Adele is also aware of the links between the climate crisis and the current mental health crisis. She can provide climate aware therapy, supervision, and consultation.
Adele has extensive experience of offering individual and group clinical supervision and delivering training. As a supervisor and trainer, Adele aims to provide an effective and supportive space that promotes reflection and learning leading to impactful changes in professional practice.
Throughout her various roles, Adele is a warm and empathic psychologist who believes that a compassionate relationship-based approach enables those she is working with to feel seen and understood, and to embark upon making meaningful changes to their lives.
Adele is registered with the HCPC (PYL27133) and a member of the British Psychological Society and Climate Psychology Alliance.