Brian Padden

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MA, DIP Coun
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Bradford BD18 & BD15
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me


My name is Brian, I combine a variety of counselling styles to support you in the way which works best for you.

I understand that choosing a therapist is an important, and sometimes difficult, yet it's the first step in being able to manage your issues and bring peace and happiness.

Whatever your reason for looking for counselling, I will work with you in a non-judgemental, supportive way. 

Depression and anxety are the two biggest reasons for someone seeking support. I can help you is you are feeling depressed or anxious. 

Working together, but working at your pace, we can explore anything you need to unpick from your past or current life. 

I offer a free 30 minutes initial session with no obligation for further session, and I'm happy to work with adults, teenagers and children.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a governing body for counsellors, and provide the ethical framework which ensures I work to  professional standards.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience in counselling and mental health support is;

I have worked with adults of all ages, in local counselling agencies supporting people though depression, bereavement  anxiety, work stress, low-confidence  and historic trauma and abuse.

I have also worked in local primary and secondary schools for twenty years with teenagers and children.  I have helped them through a range of issues from friendship problems, self-harm, exam and general school stress and suicidal thoughts.

My Qualifications in counselling and mental health support are:

  • MA (Masters of Arts) Degree (Distinction) in Health Mentoring
  • Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Child Counselling Diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Diploma
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 3 Certificate in Peer Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Suicide Awareness & Prevention
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)

Member organisations

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.


£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free initial session where we can work out if you feel we would work well together. If either of us feel that we are not a good 'fit' I  will help you find the support you need.

Further information

I can work face to face in my counselling studios in Saltaire, Wilsden or Bingley.

I have some clients who prefer online sessiond

I usually have availability during the day and on an evening. Please feel free to message me and I will get back to you.

Thank you for reading.

22 Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LQ

Hornsea Drive, Wilsden, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD15 0LU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Brian Padden
Brian Padden