Leigh Cooper

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MBACP (Accred)
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Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Why come to counselling?

Sometimes you may be feeling sad, battling with depression or feeling the weight of anxiety. You may be dealing with relationship issues, separation, trauma or you may not know why you feel unhappy, and need help to move forward in a safe space.

You may want a chance to explore and work on yourself, in a non-non-judgemental environment, or you may want to talk about difficult issues with someone you feel comfortable talking to.

My Journey

I have always been passionate about helping others to embark on their journey to their inner peace. Some years ago, I went on my own journey through therapy, which helped me to understand the process of counselling, and the value of being in a safe space with someone who showed me genuiness, acceptance, and empathy. My journey had many different roads, which lead me to becoming a qualified Counsellor.

I have spent many years of my career supporting and working with some challenging individuals, who have found themselves dealing with addiction, self harm, relationship issues, and many other struggles as a result of a traumatic or difficult event in their past or present.

My goal is to offer clients a safe, warm, respectful and sometimes challenging environment, in which they can explore the issues that are important to them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP – MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists). I have professional indemnity insurance, and I work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

I work in Private Practice in a private space, offering individual and couples counselling. I can provide sessions online or face to face. 


Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
Level 3 Counselling Studies - CPCAB
Level 2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB

CPD (Continued professional development)

  • Developing dialogues for channel
  • NRC- Working With Sexual Violence
  • Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy
  • KUF- Working with Personality Disorder
  • Open university CPD training on Awareness of Autism and ADHD
  • CPD Understand Dementia Better
  • Safeguarding training
  • Relate CPD


I have worked professionally for many years with those affected by unhelpful habits/ addictions, low self-esteem and destructive behaviour. I am experienced in working with those who are a victims/survivors of trauma, sexual abuse and domestic violence. I am also experienced in supporting unpaid carers of those diagnosed with Dementia. I have personal and professional understanding of LGBTQ+ challenges. 

I believe that we can work out problems and anxieties, no matter how ‘stuck’ we feel, just through the simple act of being listened to without judgement. Counselling is a therapeutic relationship where we work together to explore the issues that you wish to understand and resolve. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions and fees

I offer both short and long term counselling for adults, working from my private practise in my home.

The Initial Consultation

All clients are offered an Initial Consultation free of charge. This meeting will give you an opportunity to talk a little about your circumstances, and to discuss what changes you are hoping to make to your life by coming for counselling. This session will give us an opportunity to assess what it might be like for us to work together. We will also discuss if our work is likely to be short term or longer term therapy.

Ongoing Counselling Sessions

If we decide that we would like to continue working together, we then set up ongoing sessions. Generally these sessions are weekly or fortnightly, on a given day and time, although there will be some flexibility around this where necessary.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.


Video/Telephone Counselling fees

£40 for Individuals

£50 for Couples

Face to Face Counselling fees

£45 for Individuals

£55 for Couples 

When I work

I am avaliable for sessions Monday to Sunday between 9am and 9pm.

Further information

Please visit my website for any further information at www.blueroomcounselling.co.uk

You can contact me to arrange an initial appointment by text/whats app or calling on:

Tel: 07305877269


Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Leigh Cooper
Leigh Cooper