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Brian Padden
The Trusted Therapist

Brian Padden - Counsellor in Bradford

"The curious paradox is, when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
Carl Rogers

Whether this is the first time you have considered reaching out for support, or you have accessed counselling previously, choosing which counsellor to go with is an important first step. I offer face to face counselling in Bradford and online therapy for clients anywhere in the UK.

If you choose to work with me, I will not judge you, I believe that all my clients deserve to be treated with fairness and respect.

I will work with you in a compassionate and kind manner. I aim to help you find the solutions to your mental health issues and together we will find a way to make your problems manageable and your life easier to live.

Counselling can be difficult, I will work with you at a pace that you set, with an appreciation of how difficult it can sometimes be, but with an absolute committment to you and your wellbeing.




My name is Brian Padden, I am a qualified male private counsellor working in Bradford, West Yorkshire. I offer mental health support and therapy for adults, adolescents young people and children.

I have helped previous clients deal with bereavement, depression, anxety, relationship break-ups, work pressure, self-confidence issues and more. I am ready to help you.

My background is in sports coaching which led to working in local schools, initially teaching and coaching sport before focusing on mentoring and supporting emotional and mental health.

I have twenty years' experience of working with children, young people and adolescents in-school therapy.

I have worked supporting adults mental health and believe that everyone, given the correct support, can find inner peace and improve their mental health.


I have been awarded several local, regional and national awards for mentoring.

I have supported children's mental health from Year 1 to sixth form over a twenty years career.

I have a Master's Degree in Health Mentoring from Newman University, researching how to support children's mental health within school counselling.

I have an extensive knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). My company, ACE Training, still offers training to professionals working with children who are the victims of abuse and trauma. 

We train Social Workers, teachers, pastoral staff, sports coaches, children-in-care professionals in reversing the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

More recently, I have four year's experience as a Mental Health Lead at a large secondary school. Counselling students in groups and 1-1 sessions as well as referring to specialist mental health provisions.

Trustee of a Adult's mental health support charity, supporting men and women through peers suppor groups.

I have worked within several local Bradford counselling agencies, supporting a range of adult mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and bereavement.

  • Master's of Arts Degree (Distinction) in Health Mentoring

  • Child Counselling Diploma

  • Level 3 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Diploma

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Level 3 Certificate in Peer Support

  • Level 2 Certificate in Suicide Awareness & Prevention

  • Adults, Children, and Adolescents

  • School Based Counselling

  • Bereavement

  • Work Issues

  • Self-confidence

  • Depresssion

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress and Trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Children Looked After



As a member of the BACP I work within ethical guidelines and principles of the counselling profession. I offer a free assessment for prospective clients



07966 198025


Counselling In Bradford

Hornsea Drive



BD15 0LU

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