Paula Bradburn Dip. Counselling(MBACP) Registered. Supervisor.
Life can sometimes leave us feeling unable to cope and in need of someone safe we can talk to.
By discussing our difficulties we can allow ourselves to make positive changes to move from where we are to where we would like to be, maybe you feel stuck,stressed or isolated...this is where counselling can help !
The thought of talking to someone who you have never met can leave you fearful however all clients express how much better they feel when they have shared the story they may have never told, being listened to, being seen can help you take back control in your life again. It can be easier than you think.
We can all be affected by events that have happened in our childhood which can then impact our present day relationships. This can then result in our lives becoming difficult to manage, leaving us with anxieties feeling helpless.
I am committed and experienced in supporting Individuals and Families coping with a recent or existing diagnosis of autism / learning disability.
I offer a professional, non-judgemental and confidential therapy service to both Individuals. I am qualified and skilled to work with couples and relationships and families at affordable rates starting with an initial session of 30-minutes that will provide you with the opportunity to talk about the difficulties you wish to work on in therapy, whilst allowing you to discuss any anxieties you may have and help you decide whether or not I am the right counsellor for you.
The areas of difficulties I have extensive experience of working within include:
abuse, trauma, childhood issues, anxiety, relationship problems, low self esteem, panic attacks, isolation, stress and anger management, depression, bereavement and loss.
I have 12 years experience of working with adults with all aspects of learning disability including aspergers, autistic spectrum, epilepsy,cerebral palsy, as well as there struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder.
I also have experience of working with those who have endured isolation and loneliness within relationships and family breakdowns. Including working with couples who feel stuck, communication has stopped and they feel they have lost direction however want to move forward.
Our initial session will include assessment of your therapy needs.
Sessions are priced at £40 per hour for Individuals and £55 per 90 mins for Couples. I also offer sessions for Students, single parents and those on low incomes at a reduced rate, which can all be negotiated.
This can ensure you have the option of accessing counselling if you so wish.
I run my own private practice conveniently located in the centre of Stockport and easily accessible by public transport (walking distance of main bus routes and Stockport Train and Bus stations) and by Car with on-site parking available during session time. In addition to my own private practice. I have extensive experience of working within G.P. Surgeries with clients presenting diverse issues including : - loneliness, breast cancer, anxiety, stress, terminal illness, domestic abuse, including offering support for partners, children and relatives of those who have been abused.
I have experience of working within women's groups as well as various other therapy groups.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their exacting guidelines and ethical framework. I am a BACP registered member on the Accredited register.
I carry full compreshive insurance and have a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I am also fully committed to continuing my training and studies to enhance and broaden my current range of skills further to provide the highest professional service.
Contact 07450558111 to arrange a convenient appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Safeguarding vulnerable Adults from Abuse
Certificate in Safeguarding of Children
Certificate in Autism Awareness
101 Course in Transactional Analysis
CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISION attained at The Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Couples and Relationships Skills, attained at Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre.
10 years + experience within the field of Abuse towards Women. ( Domestic ) ( Physical | Emotional | Mental | Sexual ).
12 years experience working with Adults in the field of Mental Health combined with learning disabilities.
3 years voluntary Counselling experience in Medical Centres within the Stockport area.
Experience working as a volunteer for a charitable organisation providing families in the local community with a source of support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial session (30-mins)
£40. per session (60-mins) Individual Therapy
£55. per session (90-mins) Couple Counselling
* Reduced fees offered for students, single parents and individuals on benefits. The fees can be negotiated on a person to person basis dependent on circumstances it does not mean that therapy is out of your reach.
I hold and maintain a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I carry comprehensive professional indemnity insurance cover.
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am located on the 2nd floor so therefore need to climb stairs to gain access to my lovely, quiet welcoming room.
Monday to Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Types of client
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