Maria Bradley

Maria Bradley

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07383 191912

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Therapist - Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead HP2
07383 191912
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist working privately and for the NHS seeing short-term clients. How I work has changed since the coronavirus lockdown and I now see many more people via Zoom, so location need no longer be an issue.  I also have a room in Hemel Hempstead, (Woodhall Farm close to Redbourn) and am back, within safe guidelines, to face-to-face working for anyone who prefers prefer this. 

email: 191912.

Practice description

I offer short or open-ended psychodynamic counselling incorporating Person-Centred 'Counselling for Depression' and 'Trauma-Informed' therapy.  I work with people and not one of them is a simple set of symtoms!  We are all unique, complex individuals who can feel sad or anxious and this just underlies the day, and sometimes there is something more apparent like a loss of a job, relationship or disability or something traumatic from the past is triggered bringing everything to the surface. Counselling is about creating a trusting and safe environment to explore and understand what lies at the roots of distress so that it can gradually become resolved; integrated and understood and is no longer driving the bus. Self awareness gives more control and makes the world easier to live in and it builds resilience.  So, whether you know what is behind your distress and unhappiness, or if you just know you need help, we can talk.  

My first session

In the first 90 minute session I want to know what brings you to counselling, a bit about your childhood and life since then.  It is not all one way; you meet me too.  I will set out a framework for counselling and talk to you about what you want.  After that we agree a weekly 50 minute time-slot. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited