Jill Bradford M.A. Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced Accredited Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience. I have worked in the NHS, Children’s Centres, the Voluntary Sector and private practice. I work with people with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, perinatal illness, bereavement, relationship problems, domestic and childhood abuse.
I see people of all age groups, from teenagers to older people. I usually work with clients on an individual basis but also offer group work when sufficient referrals allow.
As an Integrative Therapist I am able to offer a variety of psychological therapies dependent on client need. Both brief and longer-term therapies are offered, with long-term person-centred work being available for those who have complex and enduring needs. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used either as a shorter intervention, if appropriate, or as part of longer-term work.
I aim to provide a safe space where individuals can be deeply heard, understood and valued. Under these conditions, clients can start to explore and understand themselves better, which in turn provides insights into how they might make positive changes in their lives.
I offer a high quality, flexible and confidential service which people can use without fear of stigma and judgement. I adhere to the principles, aims and ethics of my profession and my professional body.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a Registered Nurse, then worked as a Paediatric Nurse before training to be a Health Visitor and working as a Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People.
I have developed a specific interest in Perinatal Mental Health and did further training in this field. Following completion of my Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice in 2005 and my Master’s Degree in 2006, I have worked as a counsellor in a Women’s Centre, a local voluntary counselling agency, Children’s Centres and private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
My fee is £50 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions to suit your needs
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have had many years experience supervising a wide range of staff within the NHS and Children's Centres.