Steven Codling

Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45
07765660142 07765660142 07765660142 07765660142 Registered / Accredited
Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45

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.

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 also work with couples who want to improve their relationship.

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and life coach registered with the National Counselling 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. I have a lifelong interest in Psychotherapy and Counselling in addition to a long and parallel career in adult social care. I am a Governor with the East London NHS Foundation Trust who provide mental health services across London,Luton and Bedfordshire.

I work in a rural setting which is very easily accessible from all local towns and is an ideal place for therapy. However should you wish to undertake telephone counselling or counselling via SKYPE or other providers I can also offer this service.

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

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 Society

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

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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 Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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I charge £50 per session and I am currently offering reduced fees to NHS staff. Please contact me for further information.

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

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.

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I do try to be as flexible as possible and I am available in the day time and some evenings Monday to Wednesday, however I do not work weekends. Please contact me for details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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I am a fully qualified supervisor with substantial experience of supervision across a number of different settings.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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