Counselling in Bedford for adults and young people.

Face to face sessions avaliable

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Are you struggling?

  • On the edge, exhausted, overwhelmed?
  • Feeling lost?
  • Worried about what others think about you?
  • Are you a teenager struggling with your mood, anxiety, social media, identity, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or attempts…?

Counselling can help.

  • Find hope and enjoyment as you grow more aware.
  • Work through traumatic events that may impact your day to day being.
  • Be brave to flush out toxic relationships.
  • Accept who you are and stop worrying about what others think.
  • Manage anxiety, depression and stress by facing it head on.

About

I’m Laura, and I offer counselling in Bedford for adults, young people and children with the hope to feel happier and more in control of their life.

We know mental health services are stretched with long waiting lists. Yet when you do get to the top of the list, services are often time limited and goal-orientated and they have to be.

Private counselling offers flexibility. Working on what you bring in your own time, at your own pace.

With 20 years-experience working with children, young people and adults, I offer therapeutic counselling to give us the time and space to work through the issues that are worrying you.

Blog

Take some time out, grab a coffee and take a read through some of my blogs. Regularly updated with a mixture for adults and young people!

Recent blogs:

Toxic Positivity “Positive Vibes Only”

I love an inspirational positive quote as much as the next person. But I have some concerns about an insistence on 100% positivity all day, every day. Is our positivity becoming toxic? It seems counterintuitive to suggest we shouldn’t be aiming for 100% positivity – I...

The ‘new’, new normal

167 days... the start of the 'new', new normalFeels like forever since I set the alarm or put a pack lunch together or set out the school uniform ready for the next day.A real 'bath night' with hair washing, nails cut, everything...

To repeat or not to repeat?

Have you ever noticed that the same circumstances show up in your life over and over again? Do you seem to repeat the same dysfunctional relationship patterns – even though they will leave you frustrated and hurt? Why does a woman with an emotionally distant mother...

Self-isolation: an opportunity for renewal

As we enter our third week of lockdown, we settle into our new ‘normal’. The realisation that we may be in this situation for weeks, maybe months, has hit home. Self-isolation may be protecting our physical health but what about managing our mental health....

Frequently asked questions

Coming to counselling can be a nerve- wracking experience:

  • What can I expect?
  • I don’t think I can open up to a stranger.
  • What happens if you are seeing my child?
  • This is going to be expensive!
  • Can I trust this woman!?

You may have a lot of questions. It is a big decision to trust someone you do not know. Have a look at my FAQ and do get in touch if you have any other questions or worries.

 

FAQ

Contact me

Based in the beautiful, new village of Wixams, 4 miles south of Bedford. Easily accessible from the M1, A421 and A6.

I have a comfy, quiet, separate space away from the house.

Please contact me for a no-obligation chat on the phone or via email to explore how counselling can help you.

Toxic Positivity “Positive Vibes Only”

Toxic Positivity “Positive Vibes Only”

I love an inspirational positive quote as much as the next person. But I have some concerns about an insistence on 100% positivity all day, every day. Is our positivity becoming toxic? It seems counterintuitive to suggest we shouldn’t be aiming for 100% positivity – I...

To repeat or not to repeat?

To repeat or not to repeat?

Have you ever noticed that the same circumstances show up in your life over and over again? Do you seem to repeat the same dysfunctional relationship patterns – even though they will leave you frustrated and hurt? Why does a woman with an emotionally distant mother...

The ‘new’, new normal

The ‘new’, new normal

167 days... the start of the 'new', new normalFeels like forever since I set the alarm or put a pack lunch together or set out the school uniform ready for the next day.A real 'bath night' with hair washing, nails cut, everything...

School Anxiety – its back! 6 Top Tips to support you and your child

School Anxiety – its back! 6 Top Tips to support you and your child

The back-to-school feeling is noticeably different this year for both parents and children. After months of social isolation, home schooling and uncertainty, school will reopen in England next week. Although the situation is being continually reviewed, it is vital for...

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