Clare Dudeney

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Lodestone Therapies (MNCS Accred.)
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Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor with over 14 years of experience. I work primarily from the understanding that the alliance between us will be a catalyst for positive change in the therapeutic work that we undertake together. My therapeutic approach is an integrative one, whereby I draw on a number of theories and approaches that I have been trained in. My overall aim is to provide a safe and positive place for you to explore your concerns and find your own meanings for your experiences. 

I offer a neuro-affirmative therapy approach. I am autistic, ADHD and dyspraxic myself, and feel strongly that neurodivergent individuals should be able to access and choose neurodivergent-led, affirmative therapy where possible.

I work predominantly in a relational way. This means that I place emphasis and importance on the value of building a connection with my clients, to facilitate self-discovery, meaning and insight. Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is paramount between client and practitioner - ahead of treatment modalities and interventions. 

I am also qualified in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, with Hypnotherapy being an additional tool we can use in therapy if desired. Hypnotherapy can help you achieve a deep, focused attention on an idea or suggestion. We may use Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to therapeutic interventions as a way of cementing new beliefs and ideals. The style of Hypnotherapy that I use is not trance-based; rather a focused state of attention where you are fully present throughout. 

I have a particular interest in the psychological benefits of movement. I have studied the relationship between movement and wellbeing with Dr Peter Lovatt, and this is an optional area to explore in therapy. 

I specialise in the following areas: -

  • Autistic and ADHD wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Therapy support for pre and post adult Autism and ADHD diagnosis
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Movement and Wellbeing

I offer both face to face and online sessions from my practice in Bedford. I am currently holding a small waiting list and have no evening availability; please bear this in mind when contacting me. 

I also talk to groups and organisations about Autistic and ADHD wellbeing in an educational and awareness capacity. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange a resource estimate. 

I am an accredited registrant member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register. I abide by each of their Code of Ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 14 years experience of working as a therapist. My qualifications and experience lie in the following areas: -

  • Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • The psychological benefits of movement
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Couples therapy 
  • I offer a neuro-affirmative approach with lived experience (ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia) and professional expertise. 
  • Psychoeducation about neurodiversity for individuals, groups and organisations.
  • Stress management.  
  • I am currently undertaking further studies in Positive Psychology and hope to go on to do research in this field. 

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer a neuro-affirmative therapy approach and have both personal and professional experience with regards neurodivergence. 

Fees

£65.00 - £105.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me to arrange a 20 minute initial consultation (via telephone or online via zoom). If you contact me by email I aim to respond within 48 hours. Please check your spam / junk inbox. 

£65 per one hour session - daytime fee

£95 per one hour and a half session 

£85 per one hour cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy 

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Couples Counselling 

Initial session with individuals £65 per person, per one hour session.

Couple sessions thereafter £90 per one hour session or £105 per an hour and a half session.

If individual sessions and first couple session are booked  and paid for in advance I can offer a 10% reduction of combined cost - £198 instead of £220 (2 x one hour individual sessions, 1 x one hour couples session), or £211.50 instead of £235 (2 x one hour individual sessions, 1 x one and a half hour session).

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Concessional rates available for trainee counsellors. 

I have limited availability at this time. My client practice days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 8am and 2.00pm. Please note that I do not have any evening availability at this time. 

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For information and enquiries about public speaking and workshop fees please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

When I work

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Please be advised that I do not have any evening availability. 

Further information

I am also registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) for my work as a Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist.

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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Clare Dudeney
Clare Dudeney