Welcome To My Practice
Hello and welcome to BreakFree Therapy and Coaching! My name is Bradley Edwin. I have been working in the public sector for nearly 20 years. In 2003, I embarked on a career in Youth and Community work to help improve the lives of disaffected and disadvantaged young people. I started off as a Youth Worker and Life Coach then moved into Offending Management where I worked as a Youth Offender Officer with the Youth Offending Service and later a Probation Service Officer with a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and National Probation Service.
During these stints, I worked with a cross section of clients/service users and young people from different backgrounds, experiencing a variety of mental health and behavioural disorders. These issues ranged from a wide spectrum; from mild generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) to severe depression. I have also worked with clients with more complex emotional, behavioural and mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorder (PD), borderline personality disorders (BPD), schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis, substsance use disorder (SUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) – just to name a few. The culmination of my past and present experience with the Youth Offending Service, CRC, National Probation Service, WDP-(Drug and Alcohol Service), The Priory, Changing Lanes (NHS), Children & Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Every Parent and Child and New Horizons have placed me in a unique position to understand the issues you or your child are currently experiencing. Whilst I appreciate these problems may be unique to you, I believe with the right commitment, willingness and a Bespoke Treatment Plan (BTP) or Behaviour Support Plan (BSP), I can help you lead a renewed and more fulfilled life.
My approach as a CBT Psychotherapist and Life Coach, is collaborative and client-centred. My primary aim is to work with clients to help them achieve their desired goals. I meet every client with openness, flexibility and respect. I listen and engage with every client in each session. My perspective is that it is the psychotherapeutic relationship which is central to the success of the therapy - not just the treatment the client receives. My preferred therapeutic approach is Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which is a humanistic, trans-diagnostic and existential form of therapy – this approach is goal-directed, holistic and has a philosophical concept that can be applied to most types of mental and behavioural disorders.
While my therapeutic approach is located within the primary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT) framework, I have been trained in the application of other approaches such as Mindfulness Therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies (ACT) which can offer an integrated and client-centred pathway. My objective is to support clients to develop an awareness and insight of how their negative pattern of thinking, behaviour and experiences impact on their current lives and to help them unlock their ability within to accept, change and apply a new and positive way of thinking, behaving and living without compromising their values and self-worth.
Counselling focus on helping clients with emotional distress which stops them being able to function as well as they would like. Counselling can be short as six sessions or as long as three years...
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psychotherapeutic treatment with a primary goal of helping clients understand how their thoughts and emotions are linked and influence their behaviour...
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a type of therapy that combines standard cognitive behaviour techniques with concepts derived from Buddhist meditative practice...
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching is a non-directive form of coaching which helps individuals through a collaborative process, termed guided discovery to devise their own conclusions and solutions...
Trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. A trained Trauma Therapist can treat a...
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred approach to support people with a learning disability and/ or autistic people, who display or at risk of displaying behaviours which are challenging to....
What my clients say
When I approached Bradley for life coaching, I was lacking in confidence had little belief in myself. Over the course of 6 coaching sessions, I started to develop self belief, self acceptance and felt much more confident than I did before. Thank you for all your help, Bradley.
I completed 6 sessions of CBT therapy treatment with Bradley. I was suffering from severe anxiety and depression and would shy away from undertaking even the simpliest tasks because I felt unenergetic and wortheless. Bradley was recommended to me by a friend, as a therapist who may be able to help with my issues. When I contacted Bradley, I found him to be understanding and patient but moreover very knowledgable of the causes and symptoms of my conditions. I continued therapy with him and within 4 sessions I started to notice differences in myself - I felt more confident and was willing to pursue goals I could only dream of achieving. I am so grateful for Bradley's help and would recommend him to anyone who is experiencing personal issues. Once again thank you Bradley!
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