Bedford Counselling Centre

Bedford Counselling And Training
32 St John's Street
MK42 0DH

01234 219 905 / 07419 755 070

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Bedford Counselling And Training
32 St John's Street
MK42 0DH

01234 219 905 / 07419 755 070

About us

Bedford Counselling is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation whose aim is to provide affordable counselling to those in need in the Bedford area and surrounding areas. We are a service for adults (people of 18 years and over).

People seek counselling for different reasons such as:

  • coping with crises
  • depression and anxiety
  • abuse and neglect
  • problems in their relationship to food
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexuality and gender identity
  • sadness, loss and grief
  • a feeling of loss of purpose or inadequacy
  • difficulties in managing illness or chronic disease.

You can begin by telephoning, emailing or texting us. Please leave your contact details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for an assessment meeting.

What happens at assessment?

At your assessment an experienced counsellor will give you time and space to talk through your difficulties and ask about your life story. This appointment will take between 75 and 90 minutes. After this assessment we will consider the best counsellor for you, and your assigned counsellor will contact you with an appointment to start your counselling.

You will have a weekly session with the same counsellor, which will always be at the same time and place and last 50 minutes.

This is a space to reflect and think about difficult emotions:  to be listened to by someone who won’t judge you, and think through old patterns of behavior; to come to terms with your life difficulties and make changes if you can.

Your counselling is confidential. Only if the counsellor considered there to be a risk of you harming yourself or others would they involve other professional agencies, and this would be done with your full knowledge.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors are professionally trained and supervised, and are registered with the BACP or other similar professional body.

Member organisations *


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered


There is an initial charge to cover the cost of assessment.

Following this, fees for your sessions are charged on a sliding scale according to your income. The minimum fee is £7.50 per session, the top of the scale is £45.00.

Further information

This Google map link shows you where we are based in Bedford. Cut and paste the link into your browser to view. We are next door to the St John's Ambulance Service. Parking is available nearby at the Retail Park on Rope Walk.,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.74649129,d.ZWU,pv.xjs.s.en.edlJ5F2Rvas.O&biw=1680&bih=946&dpr=1&wrapid=tljp141017040231110&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=uk&sll=52.1316557,-0.4649863&sspn=0.0202321,0.0439461&q=32+St+John's+St,+Bedford+MK42+0DH,+UK&sa=X&ei=In4NVO2_FI-f7Ab5-4HIAQ&ved=0CCAQ8gEwAA

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK42 0DH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


We are open 6 days a week and can offer evening as well as daytime appointments, finishing at 9:00 p.m..

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