Wendy Padley MA, MSc, Registered MBACP (Accred.)
If you're struggling or feeling stuck in your life, I can help. Maybe you feel like something is missing, you feel sad or angry, or you're in the middle of difficult life changes.
Outwardly you might look fine, but inside you might be depressed, anxious, or have problems with relationships. I provide a safe space for you to feel less overwhelmed and feel less stressed.
I help you work through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour in a non-judgemental way. We'll work towards understanding where these come from so we can change how you deal with them.
Often people think their worries are too silly to talk about, or that others people's problems are much bigger than theirs. This just isn't true. You'd be amazed how many times people come to me with a 'small' problem that has overshadowed their lives for years. Sometimes people feel they can't change anything by just talking about their problem. This also isn't true. I won't tell you what to do, but I will walk with you on your journey while you figure things out for yourself.
Work with me:
I am an experienced, fully qualified registered and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I am very experienced with young adults (18-21 years,) and with professionals. Initially, we can speak on the phone, and meet for an assessment session or two so you can decide if this is for you.
Depending on your needs I provide:
- Short term counselling for a few weeks,
- Longer term counselling/psychotherapy up to 2 years or longer, depending upon your needs.
- 'Drop in' sessions aimed at teaching and healthcare professionals to decompress from their worries.
- I can offer online sessions after an initial period of face to face sessions.
I've worked for a number of years in a respected voluntary sector agency, with the NHS in a specialist psychotherapy service, and in a Higher Education setting.
I currently practice from a quiet office in Market Harborough, with easy access from the A14, A6, A427 and local to the M1.
How to get started:
Please email me or ring with any queries or questions. A telephone conversation is available so that we can speak briefly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm fully qualified with an MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Leicester).
I undertake continuing professional development to keep up to date with current research and developments in clinical practice.
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
The primary focus of our sessions together is to offer you a space to explore your difficulty. I am able to incorporate interventions in my practice as appropriate based on mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals £43 per 50-minute session.
I hold a current DBS check, and professional indemnity insurance. I undertake clinical supervision and continuing professional development in accordance with BACP Ethical guidelines.
I may be able to offer special rates to counselling trainees - please contact me to discuss.
I'm primarily trained as a psychodynamic therapist but I integrate other interventions as appropriate, eg. CBT and DBT, and midfulness.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|