Ruth Bradley

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Pg Dip. Counselling Registered Member MBACP
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Edinburgh EH10 & York YO19
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About me

I am an experienced counsellor and  coach having worked with individuals and couples on a wide-range of issues for over 15  years.

I am trained in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling approaches, relationship counselling, mediation approaches and coaching. In addition I am trained in Collaborative Practice and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with family lawyers and financial advisors to support separating couples with their communication and future planning during separation and divorce. Please see for further information.

As a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of The Psychologists Protection Society.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor with an M.A. Honours Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from The University of Edinburgh. I hold an Association for Coaching Accredited Award in Coaching and an International Coaching Federation Accredited Certificate in Executive Coaching as well as a Diploma in Celebrancy,

Trained in both Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling theories and approaches I have also undertaken extensive specialist Relationship Counselling training with The University of Edinburgh and Relationships Scotland.

I have undertaken extensive training with The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and am a member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland. (see website above)

I attend professional development training courses on a regular basis and keep up-to-date with the latest research findings in a wide-range of fields which are relevant to enhancing my counselling practice.

Over many years I have supported many individuals and couples with a wide range of hopes and fears, difficulties, issues and concerns.

At the core of my practice is a commitment to valuing the uniqueness, strengths and challenges of each person and every relationship.

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Counselling

Individual Counselling

Separation and Divorce Support

Collaborative Divorce coaching


£75.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice sessions -  fees on request

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Life Academy Edinburgh, 3 Greenhill Park, Edinburgh, EH10 4DW

Marydale Cottage, Maypole Grove, Naburn, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 4RY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Ruth Bradley
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