Anne-Marie Bradley MBACP 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 registered 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.
It could be that you're making a significant change in your life and you need extra support to help you through it. Or perhaps you want to meet with me as part of developing a deeper sense of being well in yourself. Therapy is all about having a place for self exploration.
Whatever it is you will find a welcoming space where you will have the freedom to do what you need to do.
"Anne-Marie had a way of 'getting' me even when I was finding it hard to understand myself. Being heard like this I would find a way back to the strength in me."
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 a registered 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£50 per 50 minute counselling session.
My practice is 5 minutes walk from Highbury & Islington underground station (Victoria & Overground lines) and 5 minutes walk from Holloway Road station (Piccadilly Line)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Some French & Italian|
Open to home visits in my local area or using an alternative site.
Weekdays (daytime and evenings), Saturday mornings. Home visits for wheelchair users.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|