About me, Stephen Bradley
I am an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and work also as a Consultant Child Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I provide assessment and treatment to adults, children and young people.
I became interested in psychotherapy when I was working as a psychiatric nurse; realising the effects that ‘talking therapies’ have on people. I underwent many courses in assessment and treatment using many different modalities of psychotherapy, including behavioral approaches.
I became increasingly aware of how people struggled with powerful emotional experiences, realising these are not fully formed, unconscious. Understanding these factors develops a positive experience that facilitates real, lasting change.
After my first degree and my Masters degree in research at Manchester University, I enrolled at the Tavistock Centre in London to undertake the Infant Observation course over two years.
From the infant observation course and clinical seminars, I became passionate about the psychoanalytic method of treatment and its effectiveness. I then undertook the 4 year full time my clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in 1999.
I trained as an Adult Psychotherapist at The British Association of Psychotherapist (BAP) in London; which is now a founding member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).
Through therapy, I have seen my clients evolve, developing emotional resilience to their anxiety and feeling stronger about themselves. This steady containing approach to emotional difficulties shows long term benefit and ultimately changes lives.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, working both in the NHS and private sector.
I am committed to regularly updating my knowledge and practice through regular seminars at the BPF and the Tavistock Centre in London.
I am registered with
- The International Association of Psychoanalysis (IPA)
- British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) under both child and adult sections;
- Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP);
- British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF)
- Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP);
- The BPC, ACP and BPF are registered with the Professional Standards Authority.
Membership of these bodies requires extensive training, supervision and training analysis. Professional Standards authority will only register people who work to the highest standards.