Charles Bradshaw MBACP (Reg) BSc Psych (Hons), CBT Ther, Adv Dip Co, Mindfulness. Liverpool, Merseyside, L9/07754547268

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Charles Bradshaw Counselling

Hi my name is Charles and I have over 20 years experience in counselling. I currently practice in Oriel Chambers on Water Street, I minutes walk from Liverpool Town Hall, (L2 8TD) using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am also a qualified Person Centred counsellor covering anxiety, depression and extreme stress from panic to sleep problems. Sessions can be held face to face, on line, via video call or telephone, depending on your needs, or home visits to help with social anxiety.

I have been an experienced, qualified counsellor since June 2006 and I am a registered member of the BACP. I work within their guidelines to support your needs. I also work to help you gain control of difficult issues that may be causing problems with your daily routine.

My Practice as a therapist covers most counselling issues relating to, stress, anxiety and depression. I also work with more complex issues around, OCD and PTSD helping you to understand difficult thoughts and feeling related to these issues.

I also work with phobias by helping you to gain an insight into the difficult and complex thoughts and feeling behind these conditions. My practice as a therapist is a collaborative relationship, helping you to work towards a desired outcome. I also use Psycho-educational based tools to help you gain the right information, and become more insightful of what works for you and mindfulness to help you become more aware of what triggers your thoughts and behaviours.

Alongside my therapy services, I am a trainer in counselling and CBT. I offer introductory training days for groups or individual or counsellors. For more information please get in touch.

My Approach

Therapy helps you to unblock difficult issues that are holding you back, and to learn new and pro-active ways around sensitive issues. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) gives you the tools to help you deal with everyday triggers that would normally be missed when under pressure. I am also an experienced mindfulness practitioner and use these skills to help you to hold difficult thoughts and feeling, working on a deeper level with you triggers.

What do I offer?

My counselling practice contains the use of brief therapy (6 sessions) or longer CBT session (12 to 18 sessions). Both practices help you to focus on issues that you may be finding difficult to talk about with family and friends. My practice is designed to help you gain skills and strategies, towards balancing everyday triggers and reflection around your personal growth.

New pathways

Counselling is the start of a new journey, which helps you to discover new parts of your personality. These new growths helps to open new pathways of understanding about your self, and those around you. Changing does not always have to difficult, it can be very rewarding and successful in a mindful way.

How can I help?

As a counsellor I use both Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help you support yourself in your daily activities. Person centred therapy, is a non judgemental approach, providing a safe space, to help you explore difficult issues. CBT is a more directive approach, which believes that it is your thoughts that create your feeling, emotions and behaviours.

My practice tends to fall between both modalities, or I can use each one singularly to support your needs. I also use Mindfulness based techniques in supporting stress, anxiety and depression. Both CBT and person centred therapy is done on a weekly base, to help you to gain control of difficult issues in your daily life.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Professional Qualifications

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Jo Edwards Dec16 to June 2017.
  • Certificate in Education, (UCLAN) Sep 2008
  • Advanced diploma in counselling.(HB) (PCC) UCLAN June 2006.
  • Applied Psychology Degree (John Moores University) Sep 96, June 2001.
  • Intermediate in Counselling,(Hugh Baird) (ABC)(PCC) 08/06/2000.
  • Compass BCCS Level 2, 17/4/96 to 12/6/96.
  • Compass BCCS Level 2, 17/4/96 to 12/6/96.

Professional Development

  • Mental Health First Aid Course (MHFA) (12 hours)Steve Price 27th/28th March 2018.
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder (6 hours) 23rd June 2018.
  • Understanding Confidence and Self- Esteem (2hours) Natalie Dawn 02/02/2018.
  • Schema Therapy, A brief outline (3 hours) Arthur Fairbanks (BABCP, ISST) 07/05/2017.
  • Understanding Child Protection (2hours) Sue Wilkinson 09/01/2007
  • Understanding Suicide (HB) (2 hours) John Farrell June 2006.
  • Art Therapy BACP Northwest (1.5 hours) Colin Lyall 15/10/2003.
  • Understanding Anger (Compass) 29, 30th June 1995 (10 hours).


I work face to face or on line, using zoom, video call or telephone, or home visits depending on your needs. I am based in Water Street, 14 Oriel Chambers, (L2 8TD) 1 minutes walk from Liverpool town hall.

I normally do the first half hour free, just too see if we can work together. This can be done over the phone at a time that is okay for you. It is important that you feel at ease with yourself, so you can gain a more mindful insight into areas of your life you feel you need to change. Please call or leave a message and I will get back to you.

Practice Hours

9am to 6pm


9am to 6pm


9am to 6pm


9am to 5pm


9am to 1pm



My sessions last for 1 hour with a cost of £60.00 per weekly session, with the first session normally 75 minutes when completing your assessment.

I use online and telephone counselling to support your needs further, at a cost of £50.00 per weekly session.

I also offer a reduction in sessions for all the above areas, low income, Keyworkers, OAPs, Students, Trainee Counsellors and Unemployed clients.

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me using the form below. You can also call me on 07754547268 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.