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About me and my therapy practice
Life is hard and a lot of us recognise this and spend a lot of time helping and supporting others with life while putting ourselves on the back burner.
Life can feel overwhelming, we can feel stuck or lost and not know how to move forward. It is at these times we may need some extra support to explore and make sense of our feelings, understand how or why we find ourselves in this position and, potentially, realise the skills to navigate through our situation.
Sometimes the space and support that we need to share our feelings needs to be away from family, friends, social media?!
I can offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space where we can explore what is going on, and work through life experiences, understanding thoughts and feelings with a view to becoming more aware of what has or is happening and identifying new pathways and options to help move forward.
Counselling isn’t necessarily about working on your issues, problems or relationships, counselling is about working on you.
My name is Rachel Bradbury and I am a qualified, registered therapist working in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
I have varied experience working both previously and currently with both adults and young people and offer one-to-one counselling sessions for both, (age 14 and above) either face to face or online.
I work integratively, meaning I use a number of different counselling approaches to personalise our sessions, tailoring them to your individual needs. My way of working is based on my own reflections of therapy and lived experience. I aim to build a trusting, open and confidential relationship, enabling us to explore your thoughts and feelings comfortably and openly. I believe that, by working together we can increase your capacity for achieving your goals, creating personal change and feeling more in control of yourself and your life.
I have eleven years’ working experience supporting others in the education sector (secondary schools and further education colleges), the NHS and the VCS (Voluntary and Community Sector) as well as 4 years voluntary experience with The Samaritans.
I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My first session
Initially, I can offer a free 20 minute on-line or face to face session centred around introductions. Introducing each other, introducing and understanding what brings you to therapy, introducing any fears, questions, hopes or expectations you have and establishing if we feel comfortable working together.
We will also need to gather some information in terms of personal details and any relevant history or circumstances.
This first meeting also gives you time to think about whether counselling is the right place for you at this time, and I will fully support you, whatever you decide to do. There is no requirement to sign up to a certain number of sessions and you are free to stop our sessions at any time.
I fully understand that this can be a big, unfamiliar and scary decision and is not entered into lightly. If you are unsure if therapy is for you or want to find out more about who I am and how I work please do not hesitate to get in touch.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited