Maria Bradley

Maria Bradley

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Phone number
07383 191912

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Therapist - Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead HP2
07383 191912
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available


My availability changes, so if you let me know yours I will do my best to find space.  I work Monday to Friday.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist.  I am accredited by the University of Nottingham in Emotion-Focused Therapy to work with the NHS and am registered and approved therapist by AXA and AVIVA Healthcare Providers.

I have a particular interest in the adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect, (NAPAC), and in abusive relationships of all kinds.  I see people face-to-face in my room near Hemel Hempstead, or by video.  Clients can choose open-ended or shorter term therapy.  

A psychodynamic therapist is always looking to understand how early experience plays into the present; the past does not leave us and sometimes it can seem to be in control.  Counselling with me is an alliance, a collaboration, I am not an expert on your life.  I notice what happens between us, make links between things as they come to mind and we talk about them.  Children are born to adapt, as we grow, we change ourselves around good and bad experiences and develop defences to protect and survive which may later impede in all sorts of ways.  There comes a time when the child within is demanding attention! Self-awareness through understanding the unconscious past enriches the self and gives autonomy. 

We all need help sometimes.  Counselling rebuilds and strengthens.  If you want to ask more, please call or email and if I don't answer immediately leave a message and I will call back.   

email: 191912.

Practice description

I am an Accredited and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist working privately, for health insurers and with NHS patients.  Geography need not be an issue with video and I see people face-to-face in a room 7 miles outside St Albans, near Hemel Hempstead, near Redbourn). I offer short or open-ended psychodynamic counselling and 'Trauma-Informed' therapy. 

My first session

In the first session which lasts up to 90 minutes for us to assess each other.  I want to know if I can offer the counselling you need and you need to feel right too.  In that session I go through the terms of counselling so it is all clear.  Only after that do you decide if you want to commit to weekly 50 minute sessions. 

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 therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited