Adriana Cracknell MBACP
With over 22 years of qualified work experience, I specialize in stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I can help you develop an understanding of yourself and others, and provide you with the support to work on the issues you face, facilitating positive change. It is a way of reducing any confusion and enabling choice; it is not about forcing you to take a particular course of action. During the counselling session, I aim to provide a safe place where you can share your thoughts, feelings and concerns in as much detail as you wish. You will neither be judged nor have ideas or opinions imposed upon you.
Confidentiality, discretion and respect are of paramount importance to me, and my approach is friendly and down-to-earth. I am an Integratively trained counsellor which means i draw upon relevant theory and techniques to tailor to each individual.
I offer an initial free, 30 minute appointment. This is an opportunity to meet me and discuss whether continued counselling would be appropriate to your needs and therefore it is without obligation to continue. I offer Saturday appointments, for those with work commitments in the week.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by the BACP ethical framework for best practice. All work is fully insured. I am also a qualified Supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
CSCT Diploma in Counselling, RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, OXSEM Divorced & Separated Group Facilitator, NHS Stop Smoking Advisor, LINK Adoption Support Counsellor, Student Counsellor in an Educational Setting with young people, Counsellor in HMP Service setting, Stress & Anxiety Management Group Facilitator with Social Services, Fluent Italian speaker with knowledge of trans-cultural issues and Trainer for Multi-cultural Workshops.
A founder member of the local Bedfordshire Area Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and Central Bedford Counselling Service
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trans-cultural issues. I am also a group facilitator and trainer.
I am a Supervisor and offer student rates for counselling students seeking supervision.
I also have an office to rent for individuals or groups. It has off road parking, a private entrance, hallway, toilet facilities and an inner office. Pleases contact me to discuss your requirements.
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I meet with clients in a warm, welcoming and confidential room in a central Bedford location. There is ample parking and wheelchair access.
Taking that first step to talk with a qualified counsellor can sometimes feel daunting and so I offer an initial assessment appointment, so that you can meet with me and ask any questions that you might have - with no obligation. If you decide that you would like to continue with our sessions then you can either book a block of sessions or choose to continue on a week-by-week basis.
From £35 for individuals and £50 for couples (on a sliding scale, if appropriate).
Concessions are available for students, NHS staff and unwaged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Fluent Italian|
Week days, week evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Person-centred Supervision to the frequency that meets your needs.