About John Bradley 

Counselling Experience

I have worked as a counsellor since 1998. I have counselling experience working with children, teenagers/adolescents and adults.
My counselling experience has included:

  • Childwatch (Sexual Abuse Counselling Organisation)
  • Employment Assistance Programmes (EAPs): Aviva/Norwich Union, Goodwin Development Trust, Santia Health & Workplace Options
  • Hull University Counselling Service
  • Lincoln University Counselling Service
  • Private Practice
  • Youth Counselling Unit, Hull (funded by Hull City Council) 
  • Youth Information Counselling Unit, Beverley (funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council)
  • Young People's Support Service (YPSS) Counselling, Hull (funded by Hull City Council)

Currently, I work as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in private practice and I am based at the Ellesmere Centre, Hull. I also offer counselling in 2 Hull secondary schools.

 BACP Register

My certificate number is: 017239


  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Children and Young People)
  • Diploma in Counselling: Using the Person Centered Approach - The Sherwood Institute, Nottingham
  • Certificate in Working with Children and Young People - PCCS Training, Manchester
  • Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Play - PCCS Training, Manchester
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation - PCCS Training, Manchester
  • BACP Individual Accreditation Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Certificate in Person Centered Supervision - The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development 
  • BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (of Individual Counsellors) 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health England)

Ethical Professional Practice

In order to meet the requirements of being a BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner, I attend regular clinical supervision with an experienced practitioner to both monitor and support my counselling and supervision practices.

My practice is informed by the:

1.BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in the Counselling Professions

2. Sherwood Insititute's Code of Ethics

Professional Organisation Memberships:

I am a member of:

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: Registered Member and Senior Accredited Member
  • (BACP CYP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Children and Young People Division: Individual Member
  • My BACP Membership Number is: 539080

I am also a member of: 

  • (SPTI) The Sherwood Institute (Nottingham): Graduate Member

I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) enhanced certificate.