Barbara Bailey Children and young people's therapist

Barbara Bailey Children and young people's therapist

8 Bedford Road
MK44 3TP


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About me

There are times in life when as a parent or carer your child may experience challenging situations and this may leave you concerned about their behaviour. As a young person you might be struggling to manage your feelings and may wish to make changes to your life.

My name is Barbara I am a qualified Counsellor specialising in work with children and young people, aged from 4 to 30 years old.

I am a qualified children and young people's counsellor based in Bedfordshire. I have over 15 years experience of counselling children and young people and have worked in a variety of different settings including schools, colleges and for the NSPCC all delivering therapeutic work. I am experienced in working with Looked after children delivering recovery and Transition therapeutic work.

I work creatively using a variety of age appropriate techniques with a child centred approach. I am experienced in a number of different issues affecting young people including:

  • trauma
  • sexual abuse
  • child sexual exploitation
  • relationship breakdown
  • mental health
  • self-harming
  • Life Story work
  • Transitions

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a Diploma in European Therapeutic Counselling and specialised in working with Children and young people for 15 years. I have undertaken a number of different counselling courses which specialise in trauma, relationships, mental health and young people.
I have attended many additional specialist training events and workshops in different subject areas, certificates and qualifications can be seen on request.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also able to offer telephone and online counselling.
I am experienced in working with children and young people who have behavioural disorders and additional learning needs.


The first 2-3 sessions will consist of an assessment to determine the type of intervention and approach required. This will include parents/carers where age appropriate.
The assessment will include a consultation with parents/carers to plan and outline any future work. The sessions will be confidential to the child or young person, however, parents will have regular reviews with the child's or young person's consent.
The sessions will be 50 minutes long but can be tailored to the child's or young person's needs. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Session fees are £65 each. If sessions are not cancelled within 24 hours notice, a charge of £30 will be required.
Therapy sessions are delivered using a range of creative play therapy and art techniques and activities which are child and young people focused.

I am registered with private health care providers who can finance fees depending on your individual policy.

I have a continuous up to date DBS certificate

Further information

If you feel counselling may benefit your child, please contact me to arrange a confidential appointment.If I cannot answer your call, please leave me a message and I will respond within 24 hours.
Parking is available on site

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK44 3TP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people