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IF YOU WANT TO TALK...

Tel us: 01234 360388

Text us: 07922105200 

Email us: counselling@bedfordopendoor.org.uk

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

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THIS IS A PLACE WHERE YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED, BE SAFE AND BE HEARD

 

Bedford Open Door is a BACP Accredited Service www.bacp.co.uk

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Counselling is a chance for you to talk through ANYTHING that may be worrying you. This may be something that has been on your mind for a while or that has come up recently. Counselling will give you time to explore your feelings so that you can be helped to find a way of working through these difficulties and problems.

THESE ARE

THINGS THAT

YOU MIGHT

WANT TO

TALK ABOUT

WHO WILL I SEE?

 

We are open by appointment only :-

 

Mon, Tues, Wed evenings 4:30-6:30pm

Thurs evening 5.00-7.00pm

Fri evening  4.15 - 6.15pm

 

Wed morning 9:30-11:30am

Sat morning 10:30-12.30pm

 

Saturday Morning and Tuesday Evening drop in.

 

You can come in without an appointment and have a chat with a counsellor on: Saturday morning between 10.30-12pm or Tuesday evening between 5-7pm

 

Call us on 01234 360388 or  email enquiries@bedfordopendoor.org.uk

 

Where

Our premises are at:

120 Tavistock Street, Bedford,

MK40 2SA

See Contact page for map

THE COUNSELLING PROCESS

YOU CALL US TO REGISTER

2-3 weeks until

FIRST ASSESSMENT

APPOINTMENT

ARRANGED

Up to 6 long term sessions maybe offered initially

COUNSELLING

SESSIONS

BEGIN

END OF COUNSELLING

You and your

counsellor regularly review how you are getting on. 6 or even fewer sessions might be enough to help or you might feel you need more. Keep talking with your counsellor as more sessions can be arranged.

Distress through bereavement or loss

Lack of confidence and social skills

Confusion over sexuality or gender identity

Problems with family and other relationships

Thoughts about harming yourself

Sexual abuse

Difficulty

making decisions

Difficulties with drug or alcohol abuse

Eating Disorders

Loneliness, anxiety and depression

. A professionally trained counsellor

 

. After your first appointment you will see the same counsellor each week

Counselling is often confused with other types of helping relationships. People sometimes believe that they will receive advice and be told what to do by their counsellor, but the overall aim of counselling is to provide a chance for you to work towards living in a happier way and to help you find your strengths.

WHEN

ABOUT COUNSELLING

Just a feeling that things could be better

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This is a chance for you to chat with a counsellor and see how you feel about counselling.

if you decide to go ahead then as soon as possible you will be allocated a counsellor.