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Barry Carpenter Nat Dip, Ad Dip, MBACP

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HH
07516569004 07516569004
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HH

About me

Now offering Zoom, Skype and Telephone counselling

Hello there and a warm welcome to my page. I am a Bedford based counsellor who works primarily with the following:

Anxiety and Stress

LGBT support and Sexuality

Self Discovery


I think it's fair to say that the majority of us from time to time experience difficulties in life and often wish to talk about it! But sometimes there may be a barrier stopping this, due to fear of being judged or misunderstood.

Maybe you feel anxious, worried, low, miserable, scared, confused, depressed or unworthy. Or perhaps you have experienced abuse, sexual issues, gender confusion or are overall confused about your place in the world.

How these issues effect an individual depends on the individual. It is also easier said than done when it comes to talking to people about these problems. Sometimes you may not want to or, in some cases, feel that you cannot for various reasons.

This is where I can come in.

On a weekly basis I offer one to one counselling within the psychodynamic module.

Psychodynamic counselling is based on how your current thoughts and feelings are related back to past events. It allows you to explore and discover how these unwanted feelings materialize and how to come to terms with them, all prompting change. This will all take place in a safe, non-judgemental and secure, holding environment where you will be free to speak about and engage with thoughts and feelings whatever they may be as well as working with situations and behaviours.

I also help to find a sense of grounding, inner peace , self confidence and an overall understanding of who you are. There are no scripts in counselling, just you free associating, which means it is your time and space to use however you wish to.

I will look forward to meeting with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with four years of experience. I have proudly completed all of my training with 'The Counselling Foundation' in Bedfordshire and have obtained:

Foundation skills certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

2 Year National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

2 Year Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

I have experience in working with grief, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, anxiety, depression, suicidal tendancies, gender identity, sexuality, and various other areas over a period of time in long time clinical relationships.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


  • £40 per 50 minute face to face session
  • £30 Skype Counselling 50 minutes
  • £30 Telephone Counselling 50 minutes

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Further information

I work in Bedford near the town centre so parking wont be a problem! Details of location available on interaction.

Bedford Counselling & Training
69-71 Gwyn Street
MK40 1HH

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


Mon- 9am- 9pm-

Tues- 9am-5pm

Wed- 9am- 9pm

Thurs 9am- 9pm

Fri 9am-12am 3pm- 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Barry Carpenter Nat Dip, Ad Dip, MBACP

Barry Carpenter Nat Dip, Ad Dip, MBACP