Lorna Marchant MA, FBACP

Lorna Marchant MA, FBACP

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About me

Hello, perhaps you are considering counselling to help you make changes in your life, perhaps something is holding you back from living the life you want and you want help to make those changes.

People who seek counselling do so for a variety of reasons and in my time in practice I have worked with people in distress because of bereavement, trauma and relationship difficulties, all who are struggling with life. Some clients are anxious and/or depressed.

With that in mind I offer a counselling relationship that can help to explore these difficulties, helping to see the issues more clearly and taking action to resolve them.

I found my way into counselling through my work with young people on Merseyside as well as having my own personal therapy and experiencing the benefits myself.

I have had a practice in Bedford for more than 20 years working with adults, couples, children and young people.

I meet with clients in a comfortable location in the centre of Bedford.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practicing as a counsellor for more than 20 years. During this time I have worked with the emergency services, schools, agencies working with survivors of abuse and cross the UK.

I am qualified and experienced with an MA in Counselling Research from the University of Hertfordshire. I was awarded a Fellowship by the BACP for my services to counselling in 2002 and am a registered member of the BACP.

In my practice in the centre of Bedford I offer counselling, consultative supervision and counselling training.

I have researched and published on counselling and anorexia as well as on counselling training matters. Currently I am researching the area of childhood bereavement and writing a piece of reflective writing concerned with counselling training.I also run an independent counselling training organisation in Bedford and have been involved in the education of counsellors for 20 years.

I work with adults, couples, young people and children, I have particular experience with those young people who are experiencing anxiety as they approach challenging times in their lives such as exam stress and parental difficulties.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with those who have been subjected to rape and sexual abuse.

I work with children and adolescents.

I also offer family and group work

Group therapy and specialised groups are run at specified times in the year.

I am also able to offer counselling via Skype. If this is something you would prefer contact me via email and we can arrange an initial Skype session.

I also deliver nationally accredited counselling training in the heart of Bedford.

Visit our website to find out about all our courses


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From 1st January 2020 (for new clients and supervisees)

Counselling: £50per session (50 minutes)

Supervision: £60 per supervision session for qualified counsellors. (50 mins)

Couple Counselling: £60per one hour session

Young people under the age of 13 years: £25 for a 45 minute session

Young people aged 13 -18 years: £50 for a 50 minutes session

Some concessions are available for students and those on a low income.

Further information

Counselling offered during the day and some Saturday mornings.

Email me at lrmcounselling@gmail.com

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK40
Bedford, MK41

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have worked as a supervisor for more than 10 years and believe that a supervisory relationship that is growth-promoting supports counsellors in developing and maintaining a meaningful relationship with clients.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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