BEDFORD COUNSELLING & TRAINING

WHO WE ARE

Bedford Counselling and Training was formed in 2014. Its members have been involved in the charitable low fee provision of counselling in Bedford for many years.

 

Our aim is to offer affordable therapy for people in Bedfordshire to a high standard.

 

We offer training and events relevant to practising counsellors, but also to others in the helping professions whose practice can benefit from the enhanced skills and knowledge that psychodynamic understandings can bring.

WHAT IS COUNSELLING?

In some cases people seek counselling because they have been through crisis, but others come because they are unhappy and worried and don’t really understand why. Sometimes it is hard to talk to those closest to us and we feel isolated and alone.

Counselling offers an opportunity to explore and understand the experiences that have shaped our lives, and discover ways of living more resourcefully. It can help people improve their relationships, both personal and work related.

The kind of problems that people might bring are many and varied. They might include: - relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loss, life changes, stress, anger, abuse, and problems with self-esteem.

ABOUT US

Bedford Counselling & Training

ABOUT BCAT

Bedford Counselling & Training (BCaT) offers one to one counselling services and group therapy for adults over the age of 18. BCaT is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all our counsellors work within BACP ethical guidelines.

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation No 1154339

Registered in England and Wales.

FAQS

INTERESTED IN COUNSELLING?

Below are the answers to just a few frequently asked questions.

HOW DO I START?

Leave your contact details and someone will get back to you to arrange an appointment for an assessment meeting.

 

WHO CAN BE HELPED BY COUNSELLING?

Anyone who feels that they have a need to understand themselves and their life story better may be helped by counselling. People seek counselling for different reasons such as:

• Depression and anxiety

• Abuse and neglect

• Problems in their relationship to food

• Sexuality and gender identity

• Loss and grief

• A feeling of loss of purpose

• Stress at work

• Relationship issues

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN ASSESSMENT?

At your assessment an experienced counsellor will give you time and space to talk through your difficulties and ask about your life story. After this assessment we will consider the best counsellor for you and they will contact you with an appointment to start.

If we don't think we are the right agency for you we will do our best to advise you of suitable alternative help.

WHAT WILL MY COUNSELLING BE LIKE?

You will have a weekly session with the same counsellor, which will usually be at the same time and place and last 50 minutes.

This is a space to reflect and think about difficult emotions: to be listened to by someone who won't judge you; to think through old patterns; to come to terms and make changes if you can.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Your counselling is confidential. Only if the counsellor considered there to be a risk to you or others would they involve other people and this would be done with your full knowledge.

HOW MUCH WILL I PAY?

Bedford Counselling & Training is a charity whose aim is to make counselling accessible to all in the community and we rely on the contributions from our clients to allow us to keep providing an efficient and professional service.

As such we provide a fee scale for you to gain an idea of how much you are likely to be paying for each session. You can talk to your assessor at your initial interview if you have any concerns about the proposed fee for your income bracket.  We do not turn people away on the grounds of cost.

WHAT ABOUT GROUP THERAPY

Bedford Counselling and Training offer a Therapy Group.

This can be suitable for many difficulties and may help people who feel that they would benefit from sharing experiences and understanding with others in a confidential setting. The group is led by a qualified Group Analyst and is of no more than 8 people.

"If you are a psychodynamic counsellor or psychotherapist seeking to work in an organisation then we would like to hear from you."

CONTACT US TODAY ON 01234 219905

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