Adriana Prado

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Dip. Couns. MNCS (Accred) Member
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Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12
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About me

I'm a Person-Centred and Existentialist Humanistic Therapist, borrowing from other modalities when appropriate. My clients come from a wide spectrum of ages and backgrounds because I specialise in Otherness, the alienating experience of feeling radically different to everyone else around us. Being an Other can happen to anyone, and it's often traumatic.

I'm trained and experienced in helping young people (13+) and adults who are struggling with their mental health, and in gently assisting them in their search for the roots of those feelings. I work closely with LGBTQ+ folk, and with those who are and/or love neurodivergent people (ASD, ADHD, AuDHD, etc). I'm also an experienced School Counsellor, a role I greatly enjoy. I'm trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and culturally attuned. I use your personal values and beliefs as our reference points during therapy, so that we can safely explore what's going on for you from the only appropriate context: your own.

I love the powerful shift that therapy allows, both as a client and as a clinician. Having an opportunity to be open and honest about ourselves with someone else from within a confidential and safe relationship is key in learning to understand, love and ultimately accept who we are. This is especially true when we're seeking to change something within ourselves: we can only accomplish transformation when we're coming from within a place of awareness and acceptance of the way in which we are.

In my practice I have noticed that we are seldom prepared to deal with life’s natural transitions, which happen to most of us as we grow and develop. These changes can leave us feeling unsettled and lost, because they challenge our sense of identity and purpose. I assist clients with these ordinary yet complex existential situations that can feel so threatening, and which can also be rich opportunities for discovery and reinvention.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

A sample of my most recent Continuous Professional Development Trainings (CPD's)

  • Uncertainty: An Existential Experience (Ernesto Spinelli)
  • A Matter of Death and Life (Irvin Yalom)
  • Young People and Gender Identity (Madison-Amy Webb)
  • Supporting and Counselling Bereaved People During COVID-19 (John Williams)
  • Intro to Gender Identity Workshop (Radical Therapist Network)
  • Certificate in Race, Culture & Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Core Competence Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Mamood Ahmad and Sam Jamal)
  • Exploring the Interface between Counselling and Mental Health Services (Rachel Freeth)
  • Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World (Muslim Council of Britain)
  • Racial Trauma: The Path To Healing (Community Trauma Conference)
  • The Ethical Framework (Mike Worrall)
  • Suicidal Ideation (Jan Hawkins)
  • Sexual Abuse (Shula Tajima)
  • Teenage Gambling (GAM and BigDeal, Youthline UK)
  • Sex and the Underage Teen (Glenn Wiseman, Youthline UK)
  • The Impact of Trauma at Different Developmental Stages (Jan Hawkins)
  • The Manosphere (Scott Bundy, Youthline UK)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Changes, endings and transitions
  • Otherness
  • Homophobia
  • Islamophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Xenophobia


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

  • Consultation Session: £40
  • Concessions: £tbd
  • Daytime sessions (weekdays from 9am till 6pm): £80

When I work

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Further information

I'm an Accredited Member of the NCPS, and I follow their ethical frameworks. To ensure safe and ethical practice I meet monthly with my experienced and accredited supervisors who all adhere to the same guidelines. I am fully insured against public liability, and hold an updated enhanced DBS check. 

The Lexicon, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Adriana Prado
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