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Anxiety, depression, feeling sad, panic attacks or relationship problems are just a few of the problems counselling can help you with. Counselling can also help if you find you are feeling emotional and don't know why, confused or low in mood, perhaps you feel no one listens or understands or maybe you simply feel you have lost your way in life. The way you feel now may be from unresolved life experiences or could be a result of deeper rooted problems such as trauma, issues with sexuality, abandonment, bereavement, relationships or conflict at work to name just a few...

For your therapy to be a positive and successful experience I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship we build together is key, because of this your therapy will be tailor made to suit your needs and will focus on what is important for you. Working at a comfortable pace led by you, I will help you uncover and access your inner strengths and resources to discover answers or a sense of release from the struggles you may be experiencing. Our work will be in a safe, comfortable space where you can feel heard, understood and valued, perhaps for the first time in your life.

If you would like to find out more about counselling and the way I work, I offer a free 15 minute call at a convenient time and day for you where you can discuss what brings you to counselling and ask any questions you may have. You can also visit my website at www.beunderstood.co.uk where you will find more information about counselling and how I work along with an easy to use contact form.

You can contact me by telephone or text on 07827326035 or email me at steven@beunderstood.co.uk to book an appointment or visit my website and fill out the easy to use contact form there.

If you call and I am unable to take your call please leave a clear message with your name and contact telephone number and I will call you back as soon as I am able.

Be Understood Counselling is a very busy practice therefore a minimum of 48 hours notice for rescheduling or cancelling an appointment is required as this helps to reduce any unnecessary costs or disappointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc(Hons) Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Level 3 Counselling Studies CPCAB

Level 2 Counselling Skills CPCAB

Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Ascentis

Level 3 Safeguarding Children

Parent Child Therapy

I have a registered Enhanced DBS Certificate.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their ethical guidelines for safe practice, attend regular supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshops to keep up to date with the latest research and developments within Counselling and Psychotherapy to support my work.

My clinical experience comes from working as a Counsellor within:

  • A Category C Prison
  • Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group (PRCCG)
  • Peterborough Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Young Peoples Counselling Service (YPCS)
  • Leicester college
  • Private Practice

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am passionate about raising awareness to help break the stigma that men experience in connection with Mens Mental Health. This is reflected in some of my posts on Instagram and Facebook, please have a look and like and share my pages, it would be great to see you.

All are welcome at Be Understood Counselling

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Face to Face £40 per 50 minute appointment

Online (video call) £40 (50 minutes)

Telephone Counselling £40 (50 minutes)

25% Reduced rate for serving members of the Army, Navy & Royal Airforce

25% Reduced rate for serving members of the Police, Fire service & NHS


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Opening times 9am-8pm Monday to Friday.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Steven Tesseyman

Steven Tesseyman