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About me

Feeling lost? Isolated? Anxious or depressed? Struggling with relationship dynamics, personal crisis or challenging life transitions?

It takes real courage to seek support during times of uncertainty and stress; allowing yourself the time and space to process and heal is not luxury or self indulgent, it is fundamental self care...

​My Approach

With nearly over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I have served hundreds of clients through trauma recovery, heartbreak and healing. My soul-centred approach integrates science-based psycho-education with spiritual perspectives of consciousness, wellness and wholeness.

How I can support you

My role is to journey alongside you, at your pace, as you process experiences and aspects of your life; guiding you to untangle the past from the present, heal from history, and expand your vision to become the fullest expression of your true potential.

I work with client's presenting with anxiety, depression, crisis of identity, work-related stress, relationship struggles, feelings of sadness, loneliness, heartbreak and all other human dilemmas.

By exploring unconscious mindsets, early experiences and relationship dynamics, I help you to identify the cause of these symptoms and cultivate conscious healthy choices that facilitate positive purposeful change.

How I Work

I am currently working entirely online and ensure confidentiality via end-to-end encrypted platforms, held from a private room. Online working has proven to be as effective and also comes with the added convenience and comfort of your own space. When it is safe to do so, clients who are local are welcome to my private practice, held in a cosy Summer House in my garden, providing a discreet, comfortable and confidential space. Daytime and evening appointments are available and there is free parking.

The first step

I offer a FREE 15 minute introductory call so that you can ask any questions you may have and find out further information. If you then feel comfortable, we will arrange a initial 50 minute standalone session that enables you to experience what it is like working together. If you decide you would like to continue, we then agree a regular time on an open-ended basis (there is no restriction to the number of sessions, client's are welcome to stay for as long as they feel beneficial).

I offer two types of therapeutic support:

Be Conscious Psychotherapy

Open-ended 1:1 counselling for individuals. Be Conscious Psychotherapy supports authentic self reflection on your innermost feelings, life history and the impact of emotional traumas.

Be Conscious Couples

Open-ended counselling for couples. 'Be Conscious Couples' is a co-creative process that seeks to serve both you and your partner navigate the dance of relationship; whether you are in conflict and facing challenge, or want to deepen your connection together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am multidisciplinary psychotherapist and coach, having qualified in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling and Psychosynthesis Life Coaching. My present ventures also include Individual and Organisational Leadership Coaching and writing my thesis for an MA in Psychosynthesis Coaching. I continually study neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma recovery, existential crisis, mind-body connection and embodied leadership.

I founded my successful private practice 'Be Conscious' based in Bedford (though work competently online); and am also the co-founder of the NYCP (Network for Younger Counsellors & Psychotherapists), a community that champions millenial mental health professionals. I am a BACP Registered Member having passed their Certificate of Proficiency and committed to working within their Ethical framework. My qualifications and further training weaves together psychodynamic theory with psychospiritual psychology, infusing sessions to guide you in developing self-compassion, emotional intelligence, body-awareness and a sense of life meaning and purpose.

  • Current - Masters Degree in Psychosynthesis Coaching (Institute of Psychosynthesis & Middlesex University)
  • Current - Diploma in Individual & Organisational Leadership Coaching (Institute of Psychosynthesis)
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Coaching (Institute of Psychosynthesis)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)
  • Foundation Certificate is Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)
  • Mindfulness (The Counselling Foundation)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis

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Fees

  • FREE 15 minute introductory call
  • Initial 50 minute standalone consultation session - £50

Be Conscious Psychotherapy

  • 1:1 Open Ended Counselling - £79 per 50 minute session, or 4 for £279
  • 1:1 2 Hour Intensive  - £150 per 120 minute session (standalone or monthly), includes pre-session phone call & preparation, notes and follow up call.

Be Conscious Couples

  • Couples Open Ended Counselling - £120 per 50 minute session, or 4 for £420

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Walford Grove
Kempston
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 7GW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Monday - Wednesday 07:30 - 21:00 Thursday - 07:30 - 18:00 Friday - 07:30 - 17:00

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Charlotte Braithwaite, Holistic Psychotherapist & Coach (MBACP, Dip.,)

Charlotte Braithwaite, Holistic Psychotherapist & Coach (MBACP, Dip.,)