Counselling in Kempston

Photo of SPRING therapeutic services, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
SPRING therapeutic services
Psychotherapist, MA, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
I am a creative arts therapist, passionate about providing therapeutic services to those who need them. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years. As well as being an Accredited Play Therapist I am a trained creative arts therapist, a clay therapist and in the process of qualifying as a Sand Play therapist. I love the creative arts, they work directly with the unconscious bypassing the cognitive part of our brain that can put blocks in the way of therapy. I have a client centered approach to working.
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Bedford Community Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
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Photo of Tammy Wachter, Psychologist in Kempston, England
Tammy Wachter
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
I provide psychological assessments and therapy for adults experiencing emotional difficulties such as: ​ Anxiety disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety) , ​ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas) , ​ Childhood trauma , ​ Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability) ​ Relationship difficulties, ​ Personality disorders, ​ Self-harming behaviours, ​ Eating disorders , ​ Low self-esteem ,​ Chronic Pain and fatigue
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Photo of Diane Margaret Barton-Bates, Counsellor in Kempston, England
Diane Margaret Barton-Bates
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
You have made the first step by recognising that you need some help and for seeking this help now and that is a really positive decision, one that I know would have not been an easy one to make. Counselling is an effective tool to hep support with many difficult issues in your life and can help give a different point of view and think about things in a different way. Talking about your issues is good for your health and wellbeing.
You have made the first step by recognising that you need some help and for seeking this help now and that is a really positive decision, one that I know would have not been an easy one to make. Counselling is an effective tool to hep support with many difficult issues in your life and can help give a different point of view and think about things in a different way. Talking about your issues is good for your health and wellbeing.
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Rachel Cathan Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
I specialise in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis.
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Photo of Lynne Parsons, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kempston MK42  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Ravi Sankar, Psychologist in Kempston, England
Ravi Sankar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
I am a senior clinical psychologist and psychological therapist with over 15 years NHS experience and currently work in private practice. Most of us have experienced hardship. Have you been overwhelmed with what life has thrown at you? Do you easily overreact? I will help you to develop a deep understanding of your emotional problems, to learn what has made you stuck, and how to respond more flexibly to move forward. How we think makes a big difference to what we feel and then do. I treat many problems including anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. I have access to several psychotherapists and a health psychologist who can help.
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Photo of Debbie Watt, Psychologist in Kempston, England
Debbie Watt
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
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Photo of Deeann Press, Counsellor in Kempston, England
Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Photo of Albertina Fisher, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
Albertina Fisher
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Intimate relationships can sometimes be difficult and even painful, whether we are currently in one, have recently left one, or are alone and longing to be part of a couple. I specialise in helping people with sexual and relationship issues as they affect both individuals and couples. If you are in a couple, I will provide you with a supportive, neutral environment in which it becomes possible to think and communicate in ways you may find it difficult to do on your own. When it comes to sexual issues, I will make you feel comfortable talking about them, and provide you with information, advice, and homework as needed.
Intimate relationships can sometimes be difficult and even painful, whether we are currently in one, have recently left one, or are alone and longing to be part of a couple. I specialise in helping people with sexual and relationship issues as they affect both individuals and couples. If you are in a couple, I will provide you with a supportive, neutral environment in which it becomes possible to think and communicate in ways you may find it difficult to do on your own. When it comes to sexual issues, I will make you feel comfortable talking about them, and provide you with information, advice, and homework as needed.
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Photo of Dr Grace Major, Psychologist in Kempston, England
Dr Grace Major
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK45
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
I am a highly specialist psychologist, who works therapeutically with both adults and children. I offer evidence based therapy for a variety of presenting difficulties. I have particular expertise in offering attachment and trauma informed therapeutic support for looked after or adopted children, their families and health professionals.
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Photo of Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
01227 949206 View 01227 949206
Photo of JICounselling, Counsellor in Kempston, England
JICounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
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Photo of Marion Major, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
Marion Major
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
Everyday life throws up challenges which can effect our emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual state. Therapy provides a safe environment to talk about anything you want to. Exploring issues such as relationship difficulties, physical and mental health concerns, loss, self-confidence and self-esteem can make a real difference. When words are not enough... the creative arts are used alongside talking therapy to give a different perspective and help make sense of your experience. Focusing on understanding your feelings, supporting a healthier, stronger self, and helping to gain a sense of meaning in your life.
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Photo of Carly Brown, Counsellor in Kempston, England
Carly Brown
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
There are many reasons why you might reach out for counselling such as a challenging life event, transitional periods, seeking self -discovery or wanting to manage anxiety. Finding the right counsellor to share difficult thoughts and feelings with can be incredibly daunting. Studies show that the most important factor in the success of your treatment is your relationship with your therapist and the experience of feeling felt and heard. I provide a safe and compassionate environment that helps guide you towards your goals.
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Photo of Dr Jean S Penman, Psychotherapist in Kempston, England
Dr Jean S Penman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Are you feeling stressed and longing to enjoy life more? Is your body not working well enough? Would you like to develop further skills that make your relationships or work-life more rewarding? Do life events that reduced your sense of wellbeing and diminished physical performance still affect you? You may be ready now, to discover what may be blocking you from reaching your goals and what helps. With confidential, trusted and experienced support and through your own determination, together, we can begin to find a route through to greater appreciation of your skills and resilience.
Are you feeling stressed and longing to enjoy life more? Is your body not working well enough? Would you like to develop further skills that make your relationships or work-life more rewarding? Do life events that reduced your sense of wellbeing and diminished physical performance still affect you? You may be ready now, to discover what may be blocking you from reaching your goals and what helps. With confidential, trusted and experienced support and through your own determination, together, we can begin to find a route through to greater appreciation of your skills and resilience.
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Photo of John Garden, Counsellor in Kempston, England
John Garden
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Counselling is about working together to reduce emotional suffering. You don’t have to face your challenges alone.
Counselling is about working together to reduce emotional suffering. You don’t have to face your challenges alone.
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Neuro Coral Psychology; Autism & ADHD specialists
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bedford MK40
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
Hello! I'm Dr Lisa Weston, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist leading a small team of experienced clinicians. We offer Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability diagnostic assessments and support sessions for children, young people and adults, in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are skilled in assessing features of neurodivergence which are often missed, including in girls and women or those who may mask their differences. Having previously worked in an NHS diagnostic assessment service, I recognise how important it is for people to have a positive experience of their assessment and post diagnostic support.
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Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford MK40  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Photo of Tazwell Ltd, Counsellor in Kempston, England
Tazwell Ltd
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bedford MK42
At Tazwell Ltd, we understand the uniqueness of each individual seeking therapy. Led by Founder Shaney-Ann Charles and our team of Associate Therapists, we provide compassionate support for a range of challenges, from everyday stressors to complex mental health issues. We provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and grow, empowered to achieve their goals and find fulfillment. With evidence-based therapy and a commitment to integrity, we're here to accompany you on your journey to wellness.
At Tazwell Ltd, we understand the uniqueness of each individual seeking therapy. Led by Founder Shaney-Ann Charles and our team of Associate Therapists, we provide compassionate support for a range of challenges, from everyday stressors to complex mental health issues. We provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and grow, empowered to achieve their goals and find fulfillment. With evidence-based therapy and a commitment to integrity, we're here to accompany you on your journey to wellness.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kempston

< 10

Counsellors in Kempston who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Self-Harming
83% Bereavement
83% Anger Management

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Kempston see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kempston?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.