Brad Stone

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Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - MBACP
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Childhood not only forms our adulthood, it forms the very way we view the world, ourselves and those around us. It is when we develop our sense of self and is a time of psychological vulnerability.

When our childhood, for what ever reason, does not give the security, love, affection and support we needed at the time, we can grow up vulnerable to abuse, anxiety, addictions, depression and general low-self esteem.

Thankfully, there is hope. Through therapy, we can gently explore, reveal and replace your unmet childhood needs with adult awareness and guidance. By tackling the issues at source, we can not only resolve them but learn to avoid repeating mistakes and suffering in the future.

"Brad guided me through a difficult time, showing great empathy, but also giving me practical tools to use day to day to help me with my issues. I would gladly recommend him without hesitation." 

Mr P

I provide a relaxing, confidential space where individuals and couples can share the things troubling them - without fear of bias, judgement or ridicule.

Sessions are run to suit you, not the other way round.
From the very beginning, you are supported to better understand your situation and why you are feeling the way you are - gently guided towards the changes and solutions needed, for your well being and happiness.

Couples
Couples counselling is available regardless of gender. Sometimes just two sessions are enough to help couples reframe their thinking and approach to each other.

First Session
If you have never been to therapy before, don't worry. Am one of those people who is not at all scary - as both my students and children have told me. Time is not wasted filling out forms or paperwork that you can do at home.

The Sessions
Sessions are adapted to you, as we go, to best suit what comes up and your needs on any given day. It is kind, caring, supportive process that helps guide you forward. Never any criticism, always unconditional, positive regard and progress at a pace to suit you - free to breathe, relax and be yourself.

Last Session
When you are ready to part ways, the door is never closed. Former clients are always welcome to come back for a 'top up' session - an example is a client who got back in touch when expecting their first child. One session was all it took.

The range of therapeutic approaches includes:

  • Archetypes
  • Behavioural
  • Elemental
  • Gestalt
  • Goal setting
  • Inner child
  • Introjections
  • Lifescripts
  • Mindfulness
  • Multimind
  • Object Relations
  • Polyvagal Relaxation
  • Reframing
  • Safe Space
  • The Shadow
  • Timelines
  • Transactional
  • Transpersonal
  • Visualisations
  • Wounded child

Training, qualifications & experience

In my 4th year as a qualified therapist in private practice.

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Diploma - in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Level 3 Diploma - in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate - in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Published articles and books
Trauma sticks
- and the sticks beat to their own drum
Abusers - why do we need them?
Dreams of Happiness - what are they really?
ADHD, Anxiety and Depression
labels of help or hindrance?
Parenting - why attention matters
Reservations - why let them control us?
Anxiety is a modern concern
Domestic abuse is about psychology

After abuse - your recovery
Anxiety - 12-step help 
Anxiety and Addictions - break the cycle 
Depression - bye, bye 
Narcissists - identify the abuser 

Am on two Christian councils and
enhanced DBS checked/cleared.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood impacts. The buried influences that we carry, often subconsciously, into adulthood.

Fees

£45.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Session fees
£45 for 50 minutes (individuals - online)
£50
for 50 minutes (individuals - face to face)
£70 for 60 minutes (couples).

All clients are offered a free, no obligation, 20 minute introductory telephone chat, at an agreed time.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Will always try to accommodate your needs. Sessions available morning to evening, Monday to Friday. Times are flexible, week to week - great for shift workers.

Published articles

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet