Sally Brown Integrative counsellor , MK40

I am an experienced, compassionate therapist, committed to helping clients reach their potential and live their best life. The world of therapy is changing rapidly and it no longer has to involve endless hours unpicking your childhood. I believe that in most cases significant change can happen fast in the right environment. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can say the 'unsayable'. It's also a place where you can pause and reflect, switch out of 'doing' mode for an hour, and think about what really matters to you, and what you want from life.  

Therapy can help you deal with specific problems and challenges, but it's also the place to come if you simply feel stuck, or you just want to feel happier or less anxious about life in general. Sometimes, you need a place to talk through thoughts and emotions that you don't feel ready to share with friends and family. It's not an indulgence - it's an investment both in yourself, and the people you care about. 

I’m an integrated therapist, which means I work with several techniques that complement each other. One-size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, so I aim to offer a bespoke service for each client, based on my training in psychodynamic counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and therapeutic coaching.

Finding the right therapist for you is crucial.  I am registered with the BACP, which means I abide by their stringent code of ethics and am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially. But it's also important to feel comfortable with your therapist and understood by them. Part of the purpose of an initial assessment is for you to get an idea of whether you feel you could work with a counsellor.  There should be no obligation to book further sessions with a therapist if you don't feel that you 'clicked' with them. I am also happy to have a preliminary phone conversation, free of charge, to help you decide whether it would be useful to book an assessment. You are also very welcome to email me if you have any questions. 

Training and qualifications

Like many others working in this field, psychotherapy is a second career for me. After a successful career as a journalist, I started training as a counsellor part-time in 2007 and since qualifying in 2013, I have combined client work with my media work. I regularly write about emotional and psychological health for the national media but please be assured that I never reveal details of any client. Before I started my private practice, I worked as a counsellor for the Counselling Foundation, a charity providing long-term psychodynamic-based counselling. I am also a member of the Executive of the BACP Coaching Divison, working to raise the profile of therapists who integrate counselling and coaching, and a trustee of Bedford Counselling and Training, a charity offering low-cost counselling to the community.  

Single Session Integrated CBT 
(SDS Seminars Ltd)

Post-Qualification Certificate in CBT Skills (WPF Therapy)

NCFE Accredited Therapeutic Coaching Diploma (Fusion Therapeutic Coaching)

Essential Skills in Clinical Assessment (WPF Therapy)

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)

Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling(The Counselling Foundation)

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Person-Centred (Bedford College)

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills - Person-Centred (Bedford College)

Fees

The initial assessment costs £30.

Ongoing sessions cost £50.

A limited number of concessionary sessions are available for students and those on low wages.

Sessions last one hour.



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Types of therapy:
Cognitive behaviour therapy Psychodynamic Integrative Issues often worked with:
AnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationships

Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneOn video Client groups:
Individuals Member organisations:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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15 St Cuthbert's Street, MK40 3JB
Address
CBCS (Central Bedford Counselling Service)
15 St Cuthbert's Street
Bedford
MK40 3JB