Barry Carpenter Nat Dip, Ad Dip, MBACP
Now offering Telephone and Online counselling
Hello there and a warm welcome to my page. I am a Bedford based counsellor who works primarily with anxiety issues, depression and LGBTQ as well as a wide range of other areas.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- £40 per 50 minute face to face session
- £30 Skype Counselling 50 minutes
- £30 Telephone Counselling 50 minutes
I work in Bedford near the town centre so parking wont be a problem! Details of location available on interaction.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon- 9am- 9pm-
Wed- 9am- 9pm
Thurs 9pm- 9pm
Fri 9am-11am 3pm- 9pm
Types of client