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About me

Welcome to Connect Counselling, thank you for considering my practice. I wonder if you are thinking about the benefits of talking to a trained counsellor, someone removed from your family and friends to work through the worries and challenges you may be facing or carry with you. If that feels familiar please keep reading.

​Why are you considering counselling? Does your everyday life feel like hard work? Are you fed up, feeling sad, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed? I can help you. Getting in contact is the first step, we will start by talking about what is going on for you.

It’s ok not to be ok, but you don’t have to be alone with your struggle. Counselling will help you make meaning of how and why you are feeling the way you do and enable you to move forward with resilience and confidence.

How might I help you? Everybody has problems, but for some working through them is more challenging than for others; perhaps because of an early childhood experience or trauma, or a relationship problem, or a feeling of sadness that might feel too hard or frightening to unpack alone. I can help.

​If you have agreed with any of the above then you are in the right place and I would really like to hear from you to see if we could work together. Please email me (preferred) or 07999 473687, thank you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I see clients with a variety of problems and I have a specialism working with bereavement, anxiety, depression, loss and life changes. In addition to my private practice I volunteer working with bereaved families whose loved one has died at a hospice.

I understand that making the first contact with a therapist can feel frightening and/or overwhelming, but if you decide to get in touch we will work together at your own pace without any pressure or judgement and try to connect the dots of the challenges you are facing.

​I look forward to meeting you ...​

Qualifications:

  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
  • Bereavement training, Sue Ryder, St John's Moggerhanger.
  • Transformation Life Coach Certification, Udemy.
  • Intergrating Care: depression, anxiety and physical illness, Kings College London.
  • Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT, The University of Reading.
  • WPF, Certificate in Clinical assessments.
  • The Grove Practice, Couples & Other Relationships.

Member organisations

BACP

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 clients with a variety of problems and challenges but mainly with those who suffer with anxiety, depression, emotional trauma and a sense of loss. I work with adults aged 18 and above.

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Counselling costs £45 per session, discounts apply to block bookings.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am working over a variety of platforms: face to face in person, telephone and zoom. I work during the day AND evenings.

Further information

I am able to work face to face whilst upholding social distancing and safety government guidelines, however, if you would prefer I am also working with clients via the telephone or video platform.

If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed as a result of the current coronavirus situation, if you are struggling to cope and adapt to the unprecedented way in which we have had to change our daily lives then please get in touch. I am best contacted through my email.

We can work through your anxieties together and encourage conversations to enable change.

Bedford Heights
Brickhill Drive
Bedford
Beds
MK41 7PH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Parking available and wheelchair access at Bedford Heights. Please sign in and register your vehicle at reception to avoid parking penalty.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Anne-Marie Cooper-Kilroy MBACP

Anne-Marie Cooper-Kilroy MBACP