Bedford Community Counselling
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I am an experienced and qualified Psychotherapist, with specialisms in DIT, trauma and forensic therapy and I am also a Clinical Supervisor. I established Bedford Community Counselling (BCC) in 2012 together with a colleague, Jo Moloney. We are passionate about offering an affordable, professional and ethical therapy service to individuals and couples living in and around Bedfordshire.
Our approach places you, our client, at the heart of the work. Our focus is on supporting you as you explore and make sense of whatever difficulties, challenges, questions or experiences may have led you to therapy. We will offer you a warm, confidential and accepting therapeutic relationship, a place where you can feel listened to, supported and safe.
Counselling can help with a variety of issues and experiences, including anxiety, relationship and family issues, depression, feelings of panic, sadness, bereavement, phobias, addictions, abuse and low self-esteem.
We are a Community Interest Company, which means that our focus is on supporting adults in our local community. Our core belief is that affordable individual and couples counselling should be accessible to anyone who wants or needs it, and so we offer a sliding scale of fees to make our service as available as possible. We promote and embrace diversity, equality and difference, in a confidential, neutral and comfortable environment, right in the heart of Bedford. Corporate clients are also very welcome.
We also offer Clinical Supervision to other therapists and professionals. Please contact us for more information.
Please feel welcome to contact us by calling or texting us on 07712 306 085 or 01234 768 787, or if you’d prefer, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We understand that it can be difficult to make this first contact, so we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
All therapists at Bedford Community Counselling are Accredited or Registered Members of the BACP and are bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Our trainee and newly qualified therapists are also members of the BACP and have already completed at least three years training. All of our counsellors have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All our therapists are supervised, fully insured and engage in regular training.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £25.00 to £50.00
We operate a sliding scale for our fees, according to the client’s household income. Please feel welcome to discuss this with us.
Our fees range from £25 to £50 per 50 minute session.
Specialist therapies (Trauma Therapy, Relational Therapies including DIT and Couples counselling and Forensic counselling) is £50 per session.
We understand the financial implications of counsellor training, and we have tried to set a fee that takes this into account. Our fees for students studying counselling are £30 per session.
£60 for 1.5 hours. We welcome supervision enquiries from both counselling students and qualified experienced therapists.
When I work
Daytime and evening sessions are available Monday to Friday. Please contact us to discuss availability.
Bedford Community Counselling is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please feel welcome to discuss the various options available with us.
Free car parking is available in the evenings and there is a pay and display car park very close to our building (which is free after 6pm).