Bridget Blackford-Read | Accredited Counsellor | Ashford | NCPS

Bridget Blackford-Read

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08862

Location: Ashford

I am pluralistically trained and I'll work collaboratively with you to blend a bespoke approach for you. We can explore the issues that are affecting your well being, and work together to make the changes that you want and need.
I have experience working as a trauma based therapist with a Charity which supports people affected by any crime (Domestic Abuse, Sexual assaults/Rape, PTSD and complex PTSD, loss and bereavement), and with anxiety, irrational thoughts, low self-worth and confidence, for example.
I provide face to face counselling on a one to one basis, and also online and telephone counselling in the UK.
Before I became a counsellor, I worked within National Charities supporting victims of crime and their families/friends and also those attending criminal courts as witnesses. I have also worked as a professional leather restorer and upholsterer of furniture and vintage and classic cars.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AdvDip)
    Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip CST)
    Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)
    Life Coaching Skills & Practice (Cert LCSP)
    Certificate in Social Sciences (CertHE Soc Sc)
    Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate pending
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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