Maria Bradley MBACP (Accred).
Anxiety? Depression? Whatever has brought you here I can help you get to the root of your distress and find ways to really change things from the bottom up...."We are looking at the foundations.....as essential as the foundations of a house, and as invisible when all is well" - (H Krystal).......
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I work with the unconscious - not as scary as it sounds! I talk about what arises in the relationship so that we both get a better understanding of what lies beneath today's difficulties. We work together to help you gain a deep understanding of yourself so that you leave counselling with a stronger capacity to manage distress in the future.
I am a psychodynamic counsellor in private practice and also and work with NHS patients. I provide counselling Hemel Hempstead, (Redbourn end), in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment and work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I also work by phone and online.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
Advanced Level Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, (PCE-CfD) (February 2019). University of Nottingham, (NHS License).
NHS practice in Hertfordshire and online.
Private Practice in Hertfordshire and online.
Clinical practice with counselling charity.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation; £60
Fifty Minute Weekly Counselling; £50.
After an initial consultation, we agree together how to proceed.
So, whether you feel dissatisfied, anxious and unhappy and don't know why, or there is something more specific that you need help with, such as:
- Bereavement/Grief and losses of all kinds.
- Relationship difficulties, separation/Divorce
- Eating Disorders
- Family life; coming to terms with a child's behavioural problems, medical diagnosis or educational label.
- Ill health or disability. You or someone close to you.
Whatever the 'problem', we work together to build strength and resilience.