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Bedford Counselling Centre

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HH
01234 219 905 01234 219 905
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1HH

About us

Bedford Counselling and Training is a Charity whose aim is to provide affordable counselling to those in need in the Bedford area and surrounding areas. We are a service for adults (people of 18 years and over).

People seek counselling for different reasons such as:

  • coping with crises
  • depression and anxiety
  • abuse and neglect
  • problems in their relationship to food
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexuality and gender identity
  • sadness, loss and grief
  • a feeling of loss of purpose or inadequacy
  • difficulties in managing illness or chronic disease.

You can begin by telephoning or emailing us. Please leave your contact details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for an assessment meeting.

What happens at assessment?

At your assessment an experienced counsellor will give you time and space to talk through your difficulties and ask about your life story. This appointment will take about 90 minutes. After this assessment we will consider the best counsellor for you, and your assigned counsellor will contact you with an appointment to start your counselling.

You will have a weekly session with the same counsellor, which will always be at the same time and place and last 50 minutes.

This is a space to reflect and think about difficult emotions:  to be listened to by someone who won’t judge you, and think through old patterns of behavior; to come to terms with your life difficulties and make changes if you can.

Your counselling is confidential. Only if the counsellor considered there to be a risk of you harming yourself or others would they involve other professional agencies, and this would be done with your full knowledge.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors are professionally trained and supervised, and are registered with the BACP or other similar professional body.

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.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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There is an initial charge to cover the cost of assessment.

Following this, fees for your sessions are charged on a sliding scale according to your income. The minimum fee is £15 per session, the top of the scale is £45.00.

Further information

This Google map link shows you where we are based in Bedford. Cut and paste the link into your browser to view. We are next door to the St John's Ambulance Service. Parking is available nearby at the Retail Park on Rope Walk.


71 Gywn Street
Bedford Counselling And Training
MK40 1HH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


We are open 6 days a week and can offer evening as well as daytime appointments, finishing at 9:00 p.m..

Types of client



Bedford Counselling Centre

Bedford Counselling Centre