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About us

The Old Surgery is a growing counselling and psychotherapy practice based on two sites in central Church Square, Leighton Buzzard. Since 2006 we have been offering a caring, confidential and professional service helping people with relationship problems, anxiety, bereavement, depression, and drug and alcohol problems amongst other issues.

Our Associate counsellors are all Registered and fully qualified in counselling, and members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Student counsellors are qualified to at least Level 3, under professional supervision and members of BACP. All counsellors are fully insured.

As well as working with individuals and couples, we provide Family counselling, therapy and supervision and provide a low cost service when needed.

BACP Registered Counsellor Sue day holds a level 6 qualification .integrative approach .Sue offers counselling for couples, indeviduals and young adults age 15 up. Sue also offers supervison . Sue has a speciality working with addiction. fees start at £45 indevidual, £60 couples .and supervison is £70 

BACP Registered Counsellor Sonia George holds a CPCAB Level 5 qualification. integrative aproach. Sonia has evening and weekend appointments. Her session rate is £45 indevidual and couples £60. low cost spaces available.

BACP Accredited Senior Counsellor Jean Harding holds a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling. Jean has more than fifteen years experience including EAPs, based in Leighton Buzzard Jean is a highly experienced Senior Counsellor and her session rate is £55 for individuals, £70 for couples.

BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist Kate Hardy has a BA in Counselling from the University of Middlesex, a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision (Level 7) from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and is in advanced clinical training In Transactional Analysis at the Berne Institute. Kate is a Senior Counsellor with over fifteen years’ experience, and her session rate is £55 for individuals, £70 for couples. online only.

BACP Registered Counsellor Dawn woosley  holds a Level 5 qualification, integrative approach.  Dawn has over 10 years experiance within a sexual health clinic and schools. Dawn works with young people 10 up, individuals and couples her session rate is £45 for individuals, £60 /75 for 90 minutes for couples. day and evening appointments

BACP Registered Counsellor Jackie Howell holds a Level 6 qualification  and also holds a Diploma as a Fusion Therapeutic Life Coach. Jackie works with young adults age 13 up, indeviduals, couples and offers  supervision . Her session rate is £45 indeviduals £60 for couples day and evening appointments.

BACP registered Counsellor Wes Berrisford- Kapon holds a Level 5 qualification . Wes works with indeviduals .Wes has a person centred / humanistic aproach .His session rate is £45 .Wes has evening and weekend appointments .

BACP Registerd counsellor Sara Smith holds a level 4 qualification. integrative approach.  Sara works with indeviduals ,  young adults age 13up . Sara also works as a school counsellor. her fee is £45 offers day, evening and weekends .

BACP Registered counsellor Debbie Petersen holds a level 4 qualification . Integrative approach .Debbie works with indeviduals her fee is £45 offering  evening appointments .

BACP registered counsellor Debbie Darby holds a level 4 qualification .Integrative approach. Debbie works with indeviduals offering evenings weekends and day time appointments £45

BACP registerd Senior counsellor Thembie Mapingire holds level 6 qualification . Thembie is a senior counsellor with over 15 years experience 

Thembie works with Families.  young people age 6 up . couples and indeviduals.  £50  indeviduals £65 couples and £70 for family counselling . offers evenings and weekends .

Training, qualifications & experience

Kate Hardy:

  • Advanced Clinical Training in TA Psychotherapy (Ongoing), Level 7
  • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Berne Institute (2017), Level 6
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute 2016, Level 7
  • BA Counselling University of Middlesex (first class) 2006, Level 6
  • MA Health Services Studies University of Leeds 1986
  • Experience of NHS, EAPs

  • Jean Harding:
  • Gestalt Centre diploma in counselling
  • Metanoia certificate in couples counselling
  • Further training in CBT
  • Experience of EAPs

Dawn Woosley:

  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Bedford 
  • Experience of working with adolescents and sexual health 
  • extra qualification couples counselling
  • extra qualification working with young adults

Sonia George

  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 

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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.

Areas of counselling we deal with

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From £45.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Wes Berrisford - Kapon

indeviduals £45

Thembie Mapingire

indeviduals £55

couples £65

Family £70

Sue Day 

indeviduals £45

couples £60

supervision £70

Kate Hardy:
Individuals: £55per hour
Couples: £65 for one hour, £80 for 1.5 hours
Supervision: £70 per hour, student rate on request on line only 

Dawn Woosley
Individuals: £45 per hour
Couples: £60 for one hour, £75 for 1.5 hours

Debbie Petersen

indeviduals £45

Sara Smith 

indeviduals £45

Debbie Darby 

 indeviduals £45 

Jean Harding 

indeviduals £55

couples £70 

Sonia George:
Individuals: £45 per hour

couples £60 an hour 

Jackie Howell

indeviduals £45

couples £60

supervision £70

We also operate a low cost scheme offering a limited number of places based on circumstances. If this is something you might need in order to access counselling, please talk to Dawn  about it on 07557675696

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointments, evenings and weekends

Further information

Training Placements:

We are occasionally able to offer a small number of training placements at the Old Surgery. Please call 07557675696 for details.

34 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EA

The Old Surgery, 9 Pulford Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Fully accessible room for manual wheelchairs. Ground floor rooms with nearby blue badge parking.

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The Old Surgery Counselling & Therapy

The Old Surgery Counselling & Therapy