Wendy Padley MA, MSc, Registered MBACP (Accred.)
I currently work online and outdoors.
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. Together we can go to a new level of understanding yourself. I've helped many people feel more accepting and ok about themselves.
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.
I’m an expert listener – a space where you are truly listened to and understood can be transformational. Email me to make an initial appointment.
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.
I believe we are connected to our environment and this impacts on us and our wellbeing. Where appropriate, I offer outdoor or 'ecotherapy'. this involves walking and talking.
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 meet for an assessment session so you can decide if this is for you.
Depending on your needs I provide (face to face or online):
- Short term counselling for a few weeks.
- Longer term counselling/psychotherapy up to 2 years or longer, depending upon your needs.
- Single Session Therapy (SST) subject to availability and it's appropriateness to your issue.
- 'Drop in' sessions aimed at teaching and healthcare professionals to decompress from their worries.
- Outdoor / ecotherapy where appropriate.
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 online.
How to get started:
Please email me or ring me to book an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm fully qualified and registered 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 and accredited 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. I also offer Single Session Therapy. I can offer these online.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Outdoor or ecotherapy.
Individuals £45 per 50-minute session.
Single Session Therapy £60 for 50 minutes session and pre-session preparatory phone call.
Thursday and Friday week days.
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.