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Susan Powell. MBACP (Accred)

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41
07963 714424 07963 714424 Registered / Accredited
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41

About me

Worried about the future or uncertainty around work?

Strained relationships?

Money or health worries?

I can help you with many of life's difficulties, including depression and anxiety, relationship and family issues, problems at home, school, uni or work,  general feelings of sadness or life feeling out of control.

Hi I'm Sue and I'm a BACP accredited counsellor working with young people, adults, couples and EAP.

Maybe you want to work out how to manage and understand your anger, uncomfortable emotions, overthinking or to come to terms with past events, trauma or abuse?

You may be feeling lost, don't know what direction to take in life or who you are anymore.

Perhaps you've just lost your enjoyment of life?

You might want to talk through your feelings around relationship difficulties or the death of a love one.

Whatever your reasons are for needing a safe place to talk through your feelings, I can help you to understand and accept yourself and your current circumstances.

I am a person-centred counsellor and this means that I understand that you are a unique person with your own story, and individual needs and concerns. I put you first; working with you to help you come to your own conclusions about the best way forward for you.

Person-centred counselling is a powerful talking therapy that helps you to make lifelong changes, form strong healthy relationships, come to terms with your past and to feel more settled and fulfilled in your life.

I accept you just as you are.

Visit my website http://www.susanpowellcounselling.co.uk for more information on how I work and what I can offer you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited member BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) -  The BACP have approved and endorsed my work as a safe, ethical and effective therapist
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • School Counsellor - Secondary schools working with 11 to 16 year olds with a variety of concerns; depression, anxiety, OCD tendencies, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, parental and family issues, bereavement, friends, behavioural problems, abuse, belonging, loss, etc
  • Experienced in working with people with Asperger's Syndrome
  • Private practice (2016-) - young people, adults, couples, EAP, charity work: clients in my private practice have ranged from 10 to 81 years old and from a diversity of backgrounds and circumstances. I also work with adults referred through the Employee Assistance Programme and young people through a charity supporting child victims of crime.
  • Lecturer of counselling - Bedford college
  • Volunteer/charity counselling and support work - I have provided volunteer counselling for a variety of organisations, working with both young people and adults and I work with a local charity as an adult carer support worker, helping carers to manage both emotionally and practically with their cared for loved ones. I also support young carers who look after adults in their lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

Ex-armed forces personnel coming to terms with trauma memories and finding ways to move forward in civilian life.

Family couples work: parent/child, siblings, life partners, etc

If you have a particular concern that's not listed here, please contact me to find out how I can help you

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Young people (11 - 18 years): £40.00

Adults (19+ years) weekdays before 5.30pm: £45.00

Adults (19+ years) weekdays after 5.30pm and Saturdays: £50.00

Couples: £60.00

If you are training to be a counsellor, please ask about student discounts

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

"Sue offers a welcoming non judgemental and safe environment which allowed me to explore and comfortably discuss experiences and memories that have troubled me. Sue has helped me to understand and find who I am as a person and helped me to enjoy life again."

"I was made to feel at ease in comfortable surroundings and at no point did I feel judged which I was nervous about. I would highly recommend Susan Powell. She was very friendly and knowledgeable, and overall I found it a very helpful experience"

"I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped me. You were there when I needed help and you guided me to such an amazing place. When I came to you I wanted help with a particular issue but I feel as though my recovery has gone so much further than this"

"I was going through some big changes in my life, so my anxiety was rearing its head. I found that you were able to help me to understand these feelings much better and deal with them like I wasn't able to before. I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so much happier!"

From the mother of a 15 year old client:

"Once again I find myself listening to G telling me you saved her life. I think it’s important you know the HUGE impact you have had on her life and that she keeps referring to you helping her turn her life around. Thank you Sue. I will always be grateful"


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

My counselling room is located on the ground floor and is accessed across a gravel pathway. Free on-road parking in a quiet area. Just a few minutes walk from a local bus route. Putnoe, Bedford


Monday 10am -7pm. Thursday 10am - 7pm. Friday 2pm - 5pm. Saturday by appointment

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Susan Powell. MBACP (Accred)

Susan Powell. MBACP (Accred)