Charles Bradshaw

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MBACP (Reg) BSc, CBT Dip, Counselling Di
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Liverpool L9 & L2
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About me

My professional training and work over the last 18 years covers counselling areas, from Person Centred counselling (feeling and emotions) to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Thoughts, feeling, behaviours, and mindfulness).  I have been a experience qualified counsellor since June 2006, I also work from a few venues within the Liverpool city centre using face to face. ( L2 8TD post code) and also work on-line ( Teams) or phone to help support your personal development.  I am a registered member of the BACP, working within there guideline, in supporting your needs.  I also work to help you gain control of difficult issues that may be causing problems with your daily routine.

My Practice as a therapist covers counselling issues relating to extreme trauma and strong emotions and feeling that may be attached to your trauma.  I also cover other areas, such as  health anxiety and social anxiety and depression  and other complex issues that may be causing you problems.  Such as, eating disorders and dissociation, and relationships issues that have been impacted by these complex issues. The importance in challenging your  fears and  thoughts helps to to find a new and balance way of thinking, which helps you to check your mental health on a daily base.  My practice as a therapist is a collaborative relationship, helping you to work towards an outcome that helps you to deal with daily issues.  I also use educational tools to help you gain the information you need to support your self and gain control over difficult emotions and feelings that are sometimes difficult to let go.

Therapy helps you to unblock difficult issues that are holding you back, and to learn a new balance of both your negative and positive way of thinking.  CBT gives you the tools to help you deal with everyday triggers that would normally be missed when under pressure. I am also a experienced  mindfulness practitioner and use these skills to help you to hold difficult thoughts and feeling, when working on a deeper level with your triggers (thoughts).  My counselling practice also contains the use of brief therapy (6 sessions) or longer CBT session (12 to 18 sessions).  Both practices help you to focus on issues that you may be finding difficult to talk about, with family and friends.  My practice is design in helping you, gain skills and strategies, towards balancing everyday triggers and reflection around your personal growth.

Counselling is the start of a new journey, which helps you to discover new parts of your personality. These new growths helps to open new pathways of understanding about your self, and those around you.  Changing does not always have to difficult, it can be very rewarding and successful in a mindful way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Jo Edwards Dec16 to June 2017.
  • Certificate in Education, (UCLAN) Sep 2008
  • Advanced diploma in counselling.(HB) (PCC) UCLAN June 2006.
  • Applied Psychology Degree (John Moores University) Sep 96, June 2001.
  • Intermediate in Counselling,(Hugh Baird) (ABC)(PCC) 08/06/2000.
  • Compass BCCS Level 2, 17/4/96 to 12/6/96.
  • Compass BCCS Level 1, 3/7/95 to 24/07/1995.

Professional Personal Development

  • Mental Health First Aid Course (MHFA) (12 hours)Steve Price 27th/28th March 2018.
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder (6 hours) 23rd June 2018.
  • Understanding Confidence and Self- Esteem (2hours) Natalie Dawn 02/02/2018.
  • Schema Therapy, A brief outline (3 hours) Arthur Fairbanks (BABCP, ISST) 07/05/2017.
  • Understanding Child Protection (2hours) Sue Wilkinson 09/01/2007
  • Understanding Suicide (HB) (2 hours) John Farrell June 2006.
  • Art Therapy BACP Northwest (1.5 hours) Colin Lyall 15/10/2003.
  • Understanding Anger (Compass) 29, 30th June 1995 (10 hours).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £60.00 for face to face sessions and £50.00 for Telephone or zoom sessions, to help you gain an insight into your complex issues.

Hi, I am a experienced therapist, I specialise in trauma anxiety, depression, dissociation, eating disorders and addictions.  I work in Water Street and other locations around Liverpool, for one to one sessions.  I do the first half hour free, by phone, just too see if we can work together.   It is important that you feel at ease with yourself, so you can gain a more mindful insight into areas of your life you feel you need to change.  Please call or leave a message and I will get back to you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9am to 7pm Monday to  Wednesday 9am to 5pm Friday and Saturday 9am to 2pm.

Further information

I also offer a reduction in sessions rates of (£50.00 per session) for all the following areas, low income, Keyworkers, Students, Trainee Counsellors and Unemployed clients. 

Liverpool, Merseyside, L9

Yellow House, Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8TD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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