Sally Brown, Bedford, BACP registered counsellor and therapeutic coach
CBCS (Central Bedford Counselling Service)
15 St Cuthbert's St
07899 866 138
As a fully qualified counsellor who is also trained as a coach, I am committed to helping clients reach their potential and live their best life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can say the 'unsayable'. It's also a place where you can pause and reflect, switch out of 'doing' mode for an hour, and think about what really matters to you, and what you want from life.
Therapy can help you deal with specific problems and challenges, but it's also the place to come if you simply feel stuck, or you just want to feel happier or less anxious about life in general. Sometimes, you need a place to talk through thoughts and emotions that you don't feel ready to share with friends and family. It's not an indulgence - it's an investment both in yourself, and the people you care about.
I’m an integrated therapist, which means I work with several techniques that complement each other. One-size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, so I aim to offer a bespoke service for each client, based on my training in psychodynamic counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and therapeutic coaching.
Finding the right therapist for you is crucial. I abide by the BACP code of ethics which means I am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially. But it's also important to feel comfortable with your therapist and understood by them. Part of the purpose of an initial assessment is for you to get an idea of whether you feel you could work with a counsellor. I am also happy to have a preliminary phone conversation, free of charge, to help you decide whether it would be useful to book an assessment. You are also very welcome to email me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Like many others working in this field, psychotherapy is a second career for me. After a successful career as a journalist, I started training as a counsellor part-time in 2007 and have since qualifying in 2013, I have combined client work with my media work. I regularly write about emotional and psychological health for the national media but please be assured that I never reveal details of any client. Before I started my private practice, I worked at Bedford Counselling Centre.
Single Session Integrated CBT (SDS Seminars Ltd)
Post-Qualification Certificate in CBT Skills (WPF Therapy)
NCFE Accredited Therapeutic Coaching Diploma (Fusion Therapeutic Coaching)
Essential Skills in Clinical Assessment (WPF Therapy)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)
Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling(The Counselling Foundation)
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Person-Centred (Bedford College)
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills - Person-Centred (Bedford College)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
The initial assessment costs £30.
Ongoing sessions cost £50.
I offer a limited number of low-cost sessions to students and those on low income.
Sessions last one hour.
I am a member of the executive committee of the BACP Coaching Divison, working to raise the profile of therapists who coach.
I am also a Trustee of Bedford Counselling and Training, a charity offering low-cost counselling to the community.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evenings
Types of client