Adele Burdon-Bailey

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Psychotherapist


Adele Burdon-Bailey qualified as a lawyer and practiced law in both private practice and industry for around 20 years before retraining as a therapist following a particularly difficult period in her own life.

She has been qualified for over 12 years and joined Priory in October 2020, where she worked closely with other therapists and consultant psychiatrists to ensure she continued to provide the best support possible for those in my care.  Prior to this, Adele worked in the NHS at a local hospital and then a GP practice in a deprived area, and before that at the University of Manchester Counselling Service where she worked with students and staff. Throughout her work Adele has been privileged to support clients across the social and economic spectrum.

Adele Burdon-Bailey is a member of BACP, BABCP and ACAT.


Adele attended Keele University to do a Diploma and then a Masters’ degree in Counselling Psychology in 2010 and gained a distinction.

She really enjoys learning new things and broadening her practice and has attended various post-qualification training courses, including the DBT skills, ‘regulating emotions the DBT way’ and courses on mindfulness, anger and suicide prevention.

In 2022 she starts training in CBT (PGDip) and will be able to offer CBT from July 2022.


  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Diploma, (accredited)
  • MSc in Counselling Psychology, Keele University (distinction)

I always aim to provide a high quality, individual service to everyone I see. I am warm, compassionate and down to earth, providing emotional and practical support throughout therapy.  I will work collaboratively with you to achieve your therapeutic goals.

I am fortunate enough to have a wealth of experience as a therapist, working across a wide spectrum of difficulties and disorders. I regularly seek client feedback so that I can enhance my practice and facilitate the best possible outcomes for clients. I am privileged to be able to say that I love my job and the opportunities it gives me to connect at depth with others and watch them grow out of their distress.

I provide cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), integrative therapy and person centred therapy (counselling).

I offer CAT to enable you to identify the root cause of your difficulties by analysing your early years and relationships with you. I will help you to understand present day problems in the context of your past so that together we can find solutions and you can move on. CAT is often helpful where other therapies have not been successful, and is especially helpful where there is historical abuse or neglect.

I offer integrative therapy to combine different modalities to fit your needs as an individual, tailoring the therapy around you. Depending on your needs, I may incorporate aspects of CAT, CBT, DBT or mindfulness into the therapy.

I offer person centred counselling for issues where other therapies may not be suitable, such as bereavement and issues around loss.

I am available to chat with you about whether one of the therapies I offer might be suited to your needs.


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