Stuart Sage

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0PB
01234 304769 01234 304769

About me

Who am I?

As a fully qualified individual Psychotherapist / Counsellor and Group Analyst, with many years experience I am able to offer help to those with a wide variety of difficulties. Whether the requirement is for long term therapy or more focused work.

What do I offer?

To help you find out if Psychotherapy is the way forward for you I offer a full assessment in an accepting non-judgmental atmosphere. The assessment is an hour and half where there will be time for you to ask questions and discuss your concerns. Also it will be an important time to get a sense for the way I work. Following assessment we can either agree to work together otherwise I will help you think of alternatives that may be more suited to your requirements.

Sometimes Group Analytic Therapy can be a more appropriate approach to explore past and present difficulties. I have run Therapy Groups in a verity of settings and would be happy to discuss options with you.

Clinical supervision for professionals can be offered either individually or in a group. I have wide range of clinical and managerial experience, as a Registered Mental Nurse in the NHS and charity settings. As well as experience running a range of therapeutic groups in different settings and working with individuals with a variety of complex needs I am able to offer a reflective space for clinicians and mangers who work in a variety of roles.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and experience.
I worked as a Mental Health Nurse for many years before training as a Psychodynamic Counsellor / Psychotherapist I am also a qualified Group Analyst.

Accredited member of the British association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), member of Group analytic Society international (GASi). I have a Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Managing Health’ and Social Care.

I have had extensive experience, both managerial and as a clinician, in a range of settings including charities, NHS, private practice, mental health, and substance misuse.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Initial appointment £70
Weekly 50 minute Psychotherapy Fees £50
Supervision £75 1 1/2 hours individual. Group fees differ depending on organisation.

Times Monday to Thursday depending on availability

Further information

I am a member of the British association for counselling and Psychotherapy BACP and the Group Analytic Society (International) GASi and adhere to there codes of conduct.

23 London Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 0PB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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

Availability

we can discuss a regular time to meet if we decide to continue to work together following an initial assessment.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Stuart Sage

Stuart Sage