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

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7GW
07467 915 562 07467 915 562
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7GW

About me

An experienced psychotherapist and coach, I draw upon both traditional and existential models of psychology to help you cultivate conscious awareness, self-connection and courage in life's challenges.

Whether you are struggling with difficult family dynamics, relationship breakdown, work stress, loss of a loved one or feeling lost in yourself, allowing yourself the space and time to process experiences, heal from history and move forward with clarity is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself and those you love.

My Approach

I understand inner conflict and mental health related symptoms (such as anxiety, depression etc) as 'messages' from our unconscious that there is a dis-connect from our authentic and essential self. By exploring unconscious mindsets, early experiences and relationship dynamics, I help you to identify the cause of these symptoms and cultivate conscious healthy changes that can facilitate a life of value, meaning and purpose.

My Role & Outcomes

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 of who you really are and all that you can become. The therapeutic process presents opportunity for life-long transformation, with increased emotional resilience and capacity to manage life challenges. Clients are empowered to own their story, grow from challenge and move forward in courage.

How I Work

I offer both online and face to face sessions. Those 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.

Working one-to-one with individuals, I offer open-ended counselling, as well as focused therapeutic coaching programmes tailored to each client's unique needs.

*I offer a FREE 15 minute discovery call so that you can ask any questions you may have and find out further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counselling therapist and a BACP Registered Member having passed their Certificate of Proficiency and committed to working within their Ethical framework. I am further training as a Therapeutic Coach working under supervision, alongside studying an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology. 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.

  • Currently studying - Masters Degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology (Institute of Psychosynthesis & Middlesex University)
  • Currently studying - 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

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis

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Fees

Open Ended Counselling - £50 per 50 minute session (usually weekly)

Coaching - £600 for 6 x 1 hour focused sessions (discounted to £100 per session when purchased in full), or £120 per 1 hour standalone session purchased separately.

2 Hour Intensive - £150 per 120 minute session (standalone or monthly), includes pre-session phone call & preparation, notes and follow up call.

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
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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

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