Natalie Bryden

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Wantage OX12 & Abingdon OX14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We can all find life exhausting, painful or overwhelming and day to day life becomes a struggle. Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important.

As a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor I offer a compassionate, professional and confidential approach that can help to facilitate long term change. This process looks at both the psychological difficulties experienced in both the body and mind to help increase self-awareness and improve physical and mental wellbeing.

I have a lot of experience working with anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, ADHD and developmental and relational traumas.  I offer an empathic understanding, learning how each individuals unique experience is affecting day to day life.  I look to support clients with ways to make long term changes through our therapeutic work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with trauma for many years, including supporting survivors of sexual abuse, both historic and present day.

  • L5 Relational and Developmental Trauma CPCAB approved - 2023/24.
  • L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB approved.
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis.
  • L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB approved. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss what you'd like to work on. Therapy is a deeply personal experience and I'm aware of the importance of finding a genuine connection. Our relationship will be the foundation for the success of your therapy. 

From here we can discuss how you'd like to proceed. I offer 50 minute sessions either online or in person in Abingdon and Wantage.

Concessions are offered online only at a cost of £35.00 per hour.

When I work

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I can work online or in person in Wantage and Abingdon.

Further information

As a registered member of the BACP (British Associated for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have professional indemnity insurance and attend regular supervision. 

Orchard House, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BU

Coxeter House, Ock Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5AJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Natalie Bryden
Natalie Bryden