Natalie Brayford (MSc Counselling Psychology, PG Diploma Counselling, MBACP)
My name is Natalie and I provide counselling in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Are you after a down to earth counsellor? Someone who you can feel comfortable enough to share your deepest concerns with? Yes? Then I am the counsellor for you!
I can help to work through past and present experiences which may be affecting you negatively. I am a member of the BACP and will work within most areas of counselling.
I am fully qualified with a MSc in Counselling Psychology and I am also a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).
I will offer you a safe, caring and confidential space to work through any issues which you may be struggling with. I am kind, caring and passionate about my work.
I was a bereavement counsellor in a hospice before taking the leap of faith in to private practice.
What to expect
I offer an initial, free 20 minute telephone consultation. This is where we will be able to briefly discuss your area of concern and to explain how I will be able to work with you. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling.
I understand that making the first step to see a counsellor is a big deal and this initial telephone contact will help to reduce your anxiety. If you feel that you would like to come and see me for counselling we will book in a time which is convenient for us both, to meet and start the therapeutic relationship.
The first session usually consists of you explaining your story to me in a safe, confidential and genuine space, free from judgement. I will also run through a contract with you, I do this to promote transparency and safety from the outset.
The sessions are 50 minutes long in comfortable surroundings, more information can be supplied on request.
Don't suffer in silence, let's talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Psychology
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
CPD - Children and young people
CPD - Couples Counselling
CPD - Alcohol misuse
Sodexo Pandemic Counsellor and Trainer
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
Fee per session -
50 minutes - £40
30 minutes - £30
Couples Counselling - £60
I will offer a discount for a block booking (10%) - paid in advance
Therapy is most beneficial when attended regularly and a block booking can help with this consistency.