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Tel us: 01234 360388

Text us: 07922105200 

Email us: [email protected]

Write to us: 120 Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2SA

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Bedford Open Door is a BACP Accredited Service

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Mission Statement


Bedford Open Door is committed to offering an accessible, confidential and free professional counselling service to young people living in Bedford and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to enable young people to manage their own lives with confidence and safety.

Bedford Open Door is opposed to all forms of oppression (the institutionalized mistreatment on the grounds of race, sex, ethnic or national origins, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disablement, religion, social class).


Bedford Open Door is committed to combating all forms of oppression, prejudice and discrimination and promoting equal opportunity in all aspects possible of the counselling provision at Bedford Open Door.

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Bedford Open Door aims to see any young person between the ages of 13 and 25 in emotional difficulty, who lives in Bedford or surrounding areas.

This may be through self referral, or signposting by professionals, or other voluntary sector workers.

Clients can speak with a member of staff on the phone during normal opening hours. Outside these times a message can be left on the answer phone.



The service is confidential unless there is a serious risk to a client or someone around them. We always endeavor to discuss risks and act with the consent of our clients, but our prime focus is the safety and well being of the young people with whom we work.


Bedford Open Door is committed to ensuring that our Service is accessible to all young people between the ages of 13 and 25** and aim to comply with Bedford Borough Standards for Accessibility. We have an Accessibility Strategy which is available to view by asking our Operations Manager. If you have any suggestions or improvements, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Bedford Open Door is committed to making the information and resources provided via its website accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability in order to help all visitors to this web site.


Pages on the Bedford Open Door web site aim to conform to both the spirit and the letter of the United Kingdom Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. In accordance with the DDA and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001, we aim to ensure that all our web pages conform partially to the W3C's WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at level AA, and we are engaged in improving compliance with these guidelines.


It is possible that some of our pages might not currently conform to these standards, but we are endeavoring to ensure that all future web pages are compliant with accessibility guidelines. If you have any difficulty accessing the site, or have any suggestions for improvements, please contact us.



** At times when we have a long waiting list , we may restirct our age range or even close the list for new registrations.