Suffolk Mind

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Bury St. Edmunds IP33 & Felixstowe IP11
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Suffolk Mind Counselling
Anyone in Suffolk (excluding Waveney) who is 18 or over can easily access our counselling service for one-on-one support from our counsellors. Counselling provides you with the opportunity to talk about issues and any challenging emotions you have in a private, secure setting.

In addition to counselling, we offer other forms of therapy – including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

What do we offer? Suffolk Mind’s counselling service is available via telephone and online via Zoom or face-to-face in the following locations:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Ipswich
  • Saxmundham

Our CBT service is exclusively available over the phone or online via Zoom.

Counselling aims to 

  • Provide you with a safe time and place to talk to someone who will not judge you
  • Assist you in making sense of things and better understanding yourself
  • Assist you in resolving complicated feelings or finding ways to live with them
  • Assist you in recognising unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act and finding ways to change them (if you want to)

Sometimes people think we should only seek counselling when things go wrong in our lives, but that isn’t necessarily the case. At any time in your life, regardless of your past or present, you may benefit from counselling. Our therapists can help you to reflect on what’s happening in your life and stop things from getting worse.

CBT seeks to address both the thought process and the resulting behaviour by combining cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. CBT is a practical therapy that focuses on the present and aims to break down problems into smaller, more manageable issues. Because it addresses each emotion separately, this therapy is especially beneficial for those with at least three of the following presentations:

  • Depression
  • Specific Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depending on the presentation(s), our CBT therapists may offer up to 20 sessions and some sessions may be 90mins in length.

For further information or to self-refer please:

Call 0300 111 6000 
Complete our online Referral Form via our website ( 

Training, qualifications & experience

Suffolk Mind Counselling Service is an organisational member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Our membership number is 00106185.

The Professional Standards Authority accredit the professional organisations, including the BACP, UKCP and HGI, which all of our counsellors and psychotherapists are required to be registered with, to ensure that they are properly trained and qualified to practice safely.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


£22.00 - £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Weekly sessions cost:

  • £45 per session – for those in full-time employment
  • £30 per session – for those in part-time employment
  • £22 per session – for those in receipt of benefits, full-time students or retired people (with one state pension)

The fee is £45 per session if an organisation is funding your therapy.

We occasionally acquire grants that allow us to provide free counselling to some clients.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33

Felixstowe, IP11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Suffolk Mind
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