Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy

The Old Surgery
Church Square
Leighton Buzzard

07979 654124

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The Old Surgery
Church Square
Leighton Buzzard

07979 654124

About us

The Old Surgery is a counselling and psychotherapy practice based in Church Square, Leighton Buzzard. Since 2006 we have been offering a caring, confidential and professional service helping people with relationship problems, anxiety, bereavement, depression, and drug and alcohol problems amongst other issues.

Our counsellors are all qualified members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, either Registered or working towards registration.

Practice manager Kate Hardy is a Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and qualified supervisor with over ten years' experience including NHS, social services, and EAPs. Kate is also a lecturer and tutor on the Open University/ CPCAB Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Senior Counsellor Jean Harding is a qualified, Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor with more than ten years' experience including EAPs, based in Leighton Buzzard and Stony Stratford.

Associate Counsellor Dawn Hodge is a qualified, Registered Counsellor who has been practicing since 2013. Dawn has worked within a sexual health clinic and a school.

Associate Counsellor Simonetta Juniper is a qualified, Regostered Counsellor who holds a BSc (hons) in Psychology and has been practising since 2014. Simonetta has a background in social care.

Lubna Hussain is a qualified counsellor with an MSc in Counselling from Keele University and Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity CBT. Lubna also works as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for the NHS.

Sonia George is a student counsellor who holds a Bachelor of Ministry degree and is completing her CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. As well as working at the Old Surgery, Sonia is a counsellor with Mind in Milton Keynes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Kate Hardy:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
  • BA Counselling University of Middlesex (first class) 2006
  • MA Health Studies University of Leeds 1986
  • Experience of NHS, EAPs

Jean Harding:

  • Gestalt Centre diploma in counselling
  • Metanoia certificate in couples counselling
  • Further training in CBT
  • Experience of EAPs

Dawn Hodge:

  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Bedford College, 2014
  • Experience of working with adolescents and in sexual health

Simonetta Juniper

  • BSc (hons) Psychology, Open University
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, Aylesbury College

Lubna Hussain

  • MSc Counselling Psychology, University of Keele
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Low Intensity CBT

Sonia George

  • Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling (award pending)

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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  • Kate Hardy
  • Dawn Hodge
  • Simonetta Juniper
  • Space to Talk


Kate Hardy:
Individuals: £50 per hour
Couples: £55 for one hour, £55 for 1.5 hours
Supervision: £50 per hour, student rate on request

Dawn Hodge
Individuals: £40 per hour
Couples: £45 for one hour, £55 for 1.5 hours

Simonetta Juniper:
Individuals: £40 per hour

Lubna Hussain:
Individuals: £35 per hour

Sonia George:
Individuals: £30 per hour

We also operate a low cost scheme offering a limited number of places at £15 per hour based on circumstances. If this is something you might need in order to access counselling, please talk to Kate about it on 07979 654 124.

Further information

Training Placements:

We are occasionally able to offer a small number of training placements at the Old Surgery. Please call 07979 654124 for details.

Maps & Directions

Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1AB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

As a Counselling Supervisor, I offer a safe space for reflection, suggestions, feedback and support. .

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