Ed Bradford UKCP Registered
I am a Jungian psychotherapist. I work with people who suffer from identity issues, lack of purpose and meaning, people who have been insufficiently parented, which often appears as anxiety, lack of confidence, depression and feeling trapped and hopeless, and a poor self-body image. I have had many years experience of working in the NHS. I work both in the short and the long term, depending on what you want and what you need.
Sometimes it is hard to know the difference. It is hard to see the wood from the trees. Sometimes all that you need is someone to talk to. Someone who will listen and not judge. Someone who knows from their own experience what it means to feel trapped and confused.
I have spent most of my adult life trying to find the cause and end of personal suffering. It is hard to do this by yourself. In the company of an analyst, it becomes more possible.
I work through an holistic attention, which brings every faculty at my disposal to listen to your life story; both the details of your life story as well as the manner in which you tell your story. This process needs deep empathy and understanding. Therapy then becomes both cathartic and healing. In time the cure should be revealed.
Often the source and cure of an issue are encoded in the symptoms of your emotional and intellectual disquiet.
The cure is therefore not imposed by an idea of what is right, but grows directly from your personality and the relationship that we have together.
We enter into a mutually supportive and understanding alliance where we use all the expressions of the personality; fantasies, dreams, thoughts, intuitions, feelings and bodily sensations to help find a cure that grows from the evolution of our relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Analytical Psychology
Trained with Guild of Analytical Psychology
5 years Honorary Psychotherapist with South London and Maudsley Hospital Trust
Accredited with the UKCP. (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) the IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are on a sliding scale of £20 plus 1/100th of annual income.
A £25,000 salary translates as £25 plus £20 which equals £45.
Skype sessions are agreed on a case by case basis.