Anne-Marie Bradley MBACP Person-Centred Counsellor
I am a BACP registered counsellor & psychotherapist. My approach is person-centred, which means I respect the ability within all of us to grow and change to be who we fully are given the right growth conditions for us to do this.
I believe that anxiety is often born from living according to the expectations of others at the expense of connecting to our deeper self to trust how we want to live. In my therapy I will trust you. Through connecting in a relationship where you feel truly heard you then have the power to find your own way.
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. I often help people who are unhappy in their current situation and are looking to create a different way of living, through a career change for example.
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 without fear of being judged.
Sometimes life can feel too much and we don't know where to turn for help
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.
Through entering this space where you feel understood and accepted you can engage with a process to regain trust in yourself and feel firm on your feet again. Put so simply by a client:
"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." WJ
A unique kind of relationship
- Be accepted
Importantly you will not be judged and so you'll discover a freedom to express those emotions we're not 'supposed' to express. Because of this, when you are ready, you can allow yourself to trust the space more. We will go at a pace that is comfortable for you.
- Be understood
"I felt I could be jumbled up and you could still follow and understand me. What a relief." MM
My aim will be to be to stay in tune with how you are feeling and to connect with your experience.
In this way you can move around freely and explore how you are feeling. It's simple, yet it can have a powerful effect. Once you are able to move freely in your experience emotions surface, new understanding emerges and with this movement comes change that allows you to move forward.
- It's your space
"I am always amazed that by simply providing a space for me to unfold without interruption so much can happen." WG
Sometimes you may just want to be silent for a while, you may want to vent some frustration or you may want to share something that you thought you'd never dare share with someone just so you're not holding it on your own. All of these things are possible and that's the beauty of this counselling space.
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 also like to do some voluntary work in my local area. My most recent projects include working with a bereavement service and an addiction recovery service.
I 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.
And if you are a wheelchair user (the Buddhist Centre is only accessible by stairs unfortunately) then I am open to home visits in my local area, if we can ensure a suitable counselling space.
I also offer outdoor sessions Tues & Weds mornings in my local area: Hampstead Heath, Highgate Woods & Waterlow Park.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- 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)
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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 or outdoor seessions for wheelchair users.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|