Cass Knight (BACP registered)
Counselling can help with both current and past difficulties or when life just doesn't seem fulfilling. Many people struggle to understand 'who they are' and having a professional dedicated to working just with them, can be life changing.
As well as problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and low self esteem, Bedford Counselling offers expertise in the areas of sexual abuse and assault.
With such personal issues, it's so important to feel that you really 'connect' with your counsellor. So before you commence counselling an assessment of your needs will be undertaken. This gives both you and your counsellor a chance to meet and get a feel for each other and a time to reflect on whether you feel you can work together.
Work can be short term (a few weeks) but you may feel you would benefit from longer term therapy. We can assess your needs together once counselling has begun and we will continue to review your needs throughout therapy.
Life coaching is another option and is a little more directive but often helps when there is one aspect of life that doesn't seem to be going as well as you'd hoped.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone discussion where we can talk about what you feel would be most beneficial to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My name is Cass Knight and I began working in the listening field over 30 years ago, whilst training as a Registered nurse.
Having undertaken qualifications in Psychodynamic counselling, I have spent some years working with victims of sexual assault and abuse, as well as continuing in private practice as a counsellor.
As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work to their ethical code of conduct, offering confidential, sensitive, relationship-orientated therapy, where together we can work to make sense of and resolve the challenges that you are facing in your life.
As a therapist, I continue to train in different fields and am currently studying for a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and am a student member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
I am also a Trustee of a local charity.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist in rape and sexual abuse and assault.
Recovering from rape and sexual violence or child abuse is possible. With professional help many victims go on to be survivors and live fulfilling successful and happy lives.
If you have been sexually abused or assaulted and would like to know more about how counselling might help please go to my website
15 minute FREE initial telephone conversation
A first assessment is charged at £45 for 50 minutes
Counselling sessions are then charged at £45 per 50 minute session
(I do offer some concessions for students and those on a lower income).
- I offer face to face counselling
- Telephone counselling
- Counselling via Skype
- Email counselling
- I also offer disabled access.
- I work Monday to Thursday 07.00 am to 18.00 pm