Anne-Marie Bradley MBACP (Accred) Person-Centred Counsellor
"From the beginning I loved Anne-Marie's Person-Centred therapy practice. It felt very honest, caring and natural. She provided me with a space to get all the thoughts that were overwhelming me out from inside my head into the open, which really helped relieve the pressure." - PJ, London
Whether it feels too big to talk about, or even too small to bother anyone with, if it's making you feel anxious or disrupting your life it may be reassuring to talk to someone who knows how to help.
I am an experienced counsellor and accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working in Kentish Town, North London and I have spent many years learning and developing in this field.
My approach is person-centred, which means I respect the ability within all of us to grow and develop to be who we fully are, given the right growth conditions for us to do this.
This requires a unique kind of relationship and an authentic and transparent way of communicating as the basis for self exploration.
Importantly you will not be judged and so you'll discover a freedom to express those emotions & thoughts we're not 'supposed' to express, finding all facets of yourself being accepted.
Once you are able to move freely in your experience emotions surface, new understanding emerges and with this movement comes change, self acceptance and a deeper self knowledge that gives you more resilience to live how you truly want, beyond the expectations of others.
Clients come to see me about all sorts of things. It could be you're in a crisis of some kind, maybe a relationship break up, a bereavement or an issue with someone that's really affecting your self confidence.
Whatever it is you will find a welcoming space where you will have the freedom to do what you need to do.
"I found Anne-Marie to be warm and welcoming, we soon built up a good rapport where I felt very comfortable. The changes I made over several months really improved my wellbeing and made a very positive impact on my life. I’m grateful to know that I can go back and see Anne-Marie if and when I need to, and see this as another tool in my toolkit for looking after myself." - CG, London
It can be difficult to take the first step towards therapy, to understand all the different approaches and find the best match so if you have any questions please do get in touch. I'll be more than happy to talk through things if that's easier. I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
-Certificate in Counselling Skills
-Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling
-Accredited member of BACP (British Assoc. for Counselling..)
-Recent training: expressing bereavement through image work; the trauma of boarding school syndrome
-Voluntary work in my local area: Caris bereavement service and CGL addiction recovery service.
I have worked with many different people from all backgrounds, diverse cultures, different sexualities and ages. This lies at the heart of what I do. Each of us are unique and every session brings something new. Everyone is welcome.
I believe the wellbeing of our bodies is strongly linked to our emotional being. I have practiced Tai Chi and Qigong for many years. This helps me to be more present in myself, a vital aspect of being more present with others. I also work alongside body therapists, principally acupuncture, Alexander technique and shiatsu.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Room sessions (50 minutes) - £65, located at Torriano Avenue, 5 minutes walk from Kentish Town underground station. My room is a comfortable engaging space, large enough to allow for adequate distancing.
Online and telephone sessions (50 minutes) - £60. Some people enjoy the flexibility of being in their home during sessions.
Outdoor sessions (1 hour) - £60. Some people feel more free outdoors. I offer early morning sessions on Hampstead Heath. I have certain routes that I have developed over time and I am experienced to know how to safely manage the sessions so they still feel contained.
Some concessions available, weekdays early afternoon.