Steven Codling

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Advanced Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling,MA, BSc(Hons)
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Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide a professional, confidential service and I specialise in working with people who experience a wide range of psychological distress including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues and help for people who feel stuck or are just feeling sad and want to move on with their lives.  I can also help if you feel anxious or traumatised by the aftermath of the  pandemic.

In addition, I have a  detailed knowledge of working with those who have been bereaved, and with individuals who suffer from low self esteem and low self worth.  

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and qualified life coach registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society.  I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I have undergone extensive, supervised training in an NHS Psychological Therapies service for a number of years and I have also worked for the NHS.  I have a lifelong interest in Psychotherapy and Counselling in addition to a long and parallel career in adult social care. 

I work in a rural setting which is very easily accessible from all local towns and is an ideal place for therapy.    I offer face to face counselling, telephone, or Zoom sessions 

Please contact me for details.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Sociology and Social policy

BSc(Hons) Psychology

Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Diploma in Management Studies

BPS approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society

Qualified Life Coach (CBT)

Member of the Personal Construct Psychology Association (PCPA)

Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy  Society

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a fully qualified life coach, so if you're experiencing problems at work, or in your relationships or are seeking a new direction I can help.  If you're not sure if you need life coaching or therapy please do talk to me.

I take a practical, psychological approach to life coaching that works and can really help if you feel your life might need some fine tuning.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50 per session 
If you block book five sessions in advance I offer an initial overall discount of £25.00 for those five sessions making the overall fee £225 instead of £250. Thereafter the charge is £50 per session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I do try to be as flexible as possible and I am available in the day time and some evenings Tuesday to Thursday, however I do not work weekends. My last evening appointment is 6pm. 

Further information

My Psychotherapy training was in constructivist psychology which is based on the work of George Kelly.  Kelly felt that no one need feel “painted into a corner” and it was the job of the therapist to help the client to build bridges and become “unstuck”.   In addition he thought that the client knew more about their own difficulties than anyone else and it was the task of therapy to help facilitate and support the client to create a more fruitful life for themselves. 

For many reasons our lives can lead us into suffering through no fault of our own.  However, we can often make things worse by the way we see and interpret our situation but, just as we construct our worlds we can de-construct them by seeing things differently. 

Kelly created a language which enables us to explain our life in a positive and constructive way and it will be my task to share these ideas, thoughts and techniques with you to help you to build a better world for yourself and others.

In addition, I also draw down on a number of other therapies and approaches (CBT, REBT, Psychodynamic and Existential) depending upon what might be the most relevant and useful to the person seeking therapy.

Should you decide you would want to work with me, following the first session I would agree to see you for five 50 minute sessions. On the 5th session we would review the progress to date to see if further sessions would be of value and to plan the future direction of therapy.

Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I offer professional supervision based upon extensive experience and proven techniques. I am highly motivated to provide the best possible therapy

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Steven Codling
Steven Codling