Nick Hall MBACP
I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor based in Bedford. I offer weekly individual sessions of therapy on a range of personal issues to adults (18+).
I have over seven years experience counselling in both a young persons counselling charity and with adults in an NHS setting. I worked at a senior level with Victim Support for several years and currently manage the development and training for Bedford Counselling and Training.
I work in private practice from the safe and confidential rooms at Bedford Counselling and Training centre.
I undertake an assessment (90 minutes) for each new client and this is a chance to get to know me and say something about what brings you to therapy. I will ask questions about your background and we will look at the issues that are troubling you now. If, between us, we consider that counselling a helpful option for you, then you can begin counselling sessions with me which will be weekly at the same time and place and will be 50 minutes long. If counselling with me isn't the best option for you, I will not charge for the assessment.
Psychodynamic counselling is a good option for a range of personal problems including depression and anxiety, relationship issues and life changes. We will work at your own pace and the goals of psychodynamic therapy are increased self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present problems. Through understanding, changes are made, often unconsciously, to better deal with these issues. Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest of talking therapies and has evolved from psychoanalytic theory and there is a body of research that supports the effectiveness of this approach.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by the BACP code of ethics which means I am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially. I am in regular supervision and invest in ongoing training and professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Cambridge Diploma in Counselling
University of Cambridge Advanced Diploma in Counselling
7+ years experience in counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial assessment (90mins) £55
Weekly counselling session (50 mins) £45
Concessionary rates are available and can be discussed at the initial session.
Please contact me for an initial assessment session to talk about what you hope to get from therapy, ask me questions and discuss your concerns. If you decide counselling is not for you, there is no charge for this assessment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings depending on availability.
Types of client