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Hi, at this worrying and anxious time amid the coronavirus outbreak I want to reassure clients considering seeking help, that I can offer Skype, Zoom, telephone and text counselling to you so that you can still receive help without a face to face meeting. I have been working in these ways since 2013 and offer a confidential supportive space online.

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 either online or face to face in a comfortable location in the centre of Bedford.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist 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. This is both face to face and online through Skype, Zoom, email and phone mediums.

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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


Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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
Telephone supervision

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