The Old Surgery Counselling & Therapy

The Old Surgery Counselling & Therapy

34 High Street
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1EA

The Old Surgery
Church Square
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1AB

07979 654124

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34 High Street
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1EA

The Old Surgery
Church Square
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1AB

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 Associate counsellors are all Registered and fully qualified in counselling, and members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Student counsellors are qualified to at least Level 3, under professional supervision and members of BACP. All counsellors are fully insured.

As well as working with individuals and couples, we provide counselling, therapy and supervision on behalf of several organisations including Central Bedfordshire Social Services and Victim Support.

Meet the team:

Sonia George is currently completing her CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. As well as working at the Old Surgery, Sonia is also a Counsellor with Mind BLMK. Her session rate is £30.

Dawn Hodge has an Edxcel Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Bedford College. Dawn has been practicing since 2013, and works as a School Counsellor as well as at the Old Surgery. Dawn is a Registered Counsellor and her session rate is £40 for individuals, £45 for couples.

Lubna Hussain holds an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University and Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity CBT. Lubna also works as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for the NHS. Lubna is a Registered Counsellor and her session rate is £40.

Simonetta Juniper holds a BSc (hons) in Psychology and a CPCAB Level 4 in Counselling. Sim has been practising since 2014 and has a background in social care. Sim is a Registered Counsellor and her session rate is £40.

Jean Harding is a Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor with more than ten years' experience including EAPs, based in Leighton Buzzard and Stony Stratford. Jean is a highly experienced Senior Counsellor and her session rate is £50 for individuals, £55 for couples.

Practice manager Kate Hardy is a Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and qualified Supervisor with over twelve years' experience. Kate has a BA in Counselling from the University of Middlesex, a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision (Level 7) from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute, and is currently studying TA (Transactional Analysis) psychotherapy with the Berne Institute. Kate is also a lecturer and tutor on the Open University/ CPCAB Foundation Degree in Counselling. Kate is a Senior Counsellor and her session rate is £50 for individuals, £55 for couples.

Just give us a call on 07979 654124 to arrange an initial appointment with any of the Counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

Kate Hardy:

  • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis, Berne Institute (2017, pending)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute 2016
  • 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 Advanced 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

BACP

Accredited register membership

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

Photos & videos

  • Space to Talk
  • Sonia George
  • Kate Hardy
  • Dawn Hodge
  • Lubna Hussain
  • Simonetta Juniper

Fees


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: £40 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 1EA
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

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

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