Mandy Hedges

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AR
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome, If you are looking for a warm, caring, professional counsellor, then you are in the right place.

Looking for a counsellor can be a difficult process, who do you trust with your feelings and concern's? I work with the Person Centred approach finding the right counsellor is important, building our relationship is fundamental to the counselling process and for you to get the most out of counselling. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space to explore issues or concerns that may be causing continued unease or distress.

Counselling is not about giving advice, but by working together you will gain support for emotional issues and problems.

I can also offer you CBT, using tools and techniques to help you move forward.

Many people seek counselling all for different reasons, usually because they want to feel better and it's normal for us to sometimes have issues and concerns in our daily lives, but  there are times when we need outside help to resolve them.

I am fully qualified, compassionate counsellor with over 1000, face to face client hours. I hold full insurance and an enhanced DBS.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists adhere to their ethical framework. Details can be found at www.bacp.co.uk

I am also an accredited member of The  National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.  (NCPS Accred)www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org

Next steps.
If you decide to contact me we can arrange your first appointment, sometimes it's useful to have an initial telephone chat, so please feel free to contact me.

In the first session, we go over the nature of counselling and confidentiality and I can answer any question you may have. We can then begin to explore your concerns and how we can best work together.

If all goes well and you are happy we can then book further sessions, which will be 50 minutes long and usually once a week.

I see clients in my private consulting room in Stanton, between Bury St Edmunds and Diss, Where confidentiality is assured and there is free private parking. 

I also offer on line (zoom) and telephone counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Online and telephone counselling 2022
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling -  July 2010, Strode College
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) -October 2011, Redlands Counselling Training.
  • Diploma in Eating Disorders. - July 2018
  • Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy -  June 2017
  • Certificate in Working With Couples. -May 2012
  • Certificate in Motivational Enhancement Therapy. - June 2011
  • Facilitator in Barnardo's Freedom Programme. _ March 2010
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care Trained- June 2011
  • Practitioners Diplomas in Crystal Healing & Chakra Balancing, Reiki & Seichem- January and April 2018

Other workshops and training:

  • Post Trauma Stress
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Cruse Child Protection
  • Cruse Bereavement A Childs Grief
  • Transpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • The Freedom Programme Barnardo's
  • Mental Illness and Medication
  • Working with the Suicidal Client
  • Confidentiality, Therapy and the Law
  • Transference & Counter Transference
  • Working with Older Clients
  • Telephone Counselling.
  • Group work for Counsellors
  • Introduction to Transgender.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes long.

Sessions cost:  £50.00 Individual and £65.00 couples.

On Line and telephone session £40.00 paid by bank transfer 24hours before the session, please. 

I offer a sliding scale for those who are on a low income, and do not need proof of your income, this is done purely on an honesty basics.  (Stanton only) Please contact me for further details.

At present I do not have a card machine so cheque, cash or BAC is appreciated.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 2pm to 8pm Saturday by request.

Further information

I also offer Crystal Healing & Chakra Balancing, Reiki & Seichem, please contact me for further information.

Mandy Hedges Counselling, Unit T Shepherds Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Mandy Hedges
Mandy Hedges