Carly Radford

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Birmingham B2 & Manchester M1
Available for new clients
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About me

Do you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed? Perhaps you are tired of having a busy brain that overthinks, overanalyses, and critiques everything you do. Possibly you’ve been told you’re too sensitive, over-emotional or too caring. Unforeseen change and uncertainty may make you anxious and after periods of socialising, you need alone time to recharge. This might mean you feel different, or boring, leading you to think negatively about yourself. Perhaps you outwardly appear very “together” or successful but hide-away that life seems harder for you than it does for others, leaving you feeling like an imposter. You may suspect or already know you’re highly-sensitive or neurodivergent.

As a neurodivergent therapist, I want you to know the problem is not with you and that your struggles, your sensitivity, and the unique way you experience the world are valid. I’m here to help you understand your challenges, embrace and amplify your strengths and find self-acceptance so you can navigate the world on your terms. 

Whilst starting therapy can at first feel scary, having a private space that is just yours, where you can focus on yourself and explore your past, present and future can be a real relief. Some sessions are more serious and emotive, but smiles, laughter and the occasional swear are not at all uncommon. I work online and I have grown to love this way of providing therapy. The benefits of using technology to connect means you can have therapy wherever you can create a confidential space, be it at work, a quiet park, or at home in comfortable pyjamas, hot drink in hand and your dog or cat by your side.

I understand thinking about starting therapy is an anxious process, especially if you have never experienced it before. There are a lot of options and just browsing therapists’ profiles can feel overwhelming and draining. If you connect with my profile and choose to contact me, I will respond within 48 hours, but I ideally try to respond as soon as possible.

You are welcome to book a free no-obligation 20-minute video or telephone appointment, so we can meet and see if the way I work suits you. If my experience, style or our availability doesn't match, I am happy to offer guidance or alternative recommendations.

Current Groups I run:

  • 12 Week Late-Identified Autistic Adults Group Online 12 Week Group
  • Self-Care for Sensitive People Online 8 Week Group

Please Email me to enquire about any of the above groups.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have gained my experience through a variety of roles including as registered nurse in NHS child and family public health nursing, forensic and adult and child mental health services. During this time I was also a charity trustee for 5+ years at a sexual violence charity. As trainee and volunteer therapist I have worked within specialist trauma, sexual violence and eating disorder services. I have been working in my private therapy practice, working with adults, children, young people and groups for over 4 years. 


  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PG Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • AIM Award - Sexual Abuse Counselling
  • PG Diploma – Public Health Nursing
  • BSc – Adult Nursing

Additional Courses and Training

I have undertaken multiple courses and continued professional development courses over the years within the areas of Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD and Safeguarding (specific details available on request).

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurodivergent business owners


£80.00 - £105.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Standard fee £95. Sliding scale fee discussions available on request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Please discuss with me any accommodations you may require to support you in engaging with therapy.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B2

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Carly Radford
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