Anne-Marie Bradley MBACP (Accred) Person-Centred Counsellor
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 Islington, 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
"I came to see Anne-Marie as I was feeling completely overwhelmed with stress connected to work and within my personal life. I had gotten to a point where I couldn't cope anymore. 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. I came to the lovely realisation to be more content in myself and to enjoy all the things that make me myself." - PJ, London
It can be difficult to take the first step towards therapy 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling and I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ensuring I work ethically with continuing personal and professional development.
The thing I most love about counselling is I get to meet so many different people, to experience the fullness of being human. This lies at the heart of what I do. I have worked with people from diverse cultures, different sexualities, different abilities. Each of us are unique.
I have my private practice at the North London Buddhist Centre near Highbury & Islington underground station. This is a very welcoming place and fits with my interests in Tai Chi, Alexander Technique and Shiatsu that recognise the importance of how we connect as a whole, body and mind together.
I like to volunteer with counselling projects in my local area, most recently with a bereavement service and an addiction recovery service.
I also have training with sandtray therapy and felt sense (Gendlin). Both of these provide a means of accessing those emotions or experiences that are hard to talk about. This can be particularly effective when exploring a buried traumatic experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per 50 minute counselling session however I offer some concessions so please do talk to me if you have financial concerns.
Concessions offered for
I currently only offer online and telephone sessions.
When safe to do so I will return to also offering sessions in person. My practice is 5 minutes walk from Highbury & Islington underground station (Victoria & Overground lines) and 5 minutes walk from Holloway Road station (Piccadilly Line).