Kate Bedford Therapy

About me

I am a warm and professional fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Having experienced deeply rewarding therapy myself, I understand its empowering and life-changing potential. I provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment, where confusion moves towards clarity, and distress paves the way for growth and healing.


After 12 years experience in mental health, including work with stroke survivors, people living with dementia, and people with disabilities, becoming a counsellor was a natural progression for me. It gave me a real understanding of how such issues can affect our lives. I have particular experience working with people who have severe and enduring mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.


During this time, I also provided creative workshops in group settings, exploring feelings and enhancing well-being.


Areas of counselling I deal with


I am experienced in working with adults in community settings, including a men’s health project, carers’ centre and with young people in college settings, in the following areas:


● Anxiety
● Relationship difficulties
● Stress
● Depression
● Mental health issues
● Bereavement
● Loss
● Isolation & loneliness
● Trauma
● Sexual and psychological abuse
● Carer’s issues
● Work related issues
● Personal development
● Low self-esteem
● Life changes
● Self harm
● Suicidal thoughts


Please note, I work with clients from age 16. There is no upper age limit.


Qualifications


Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
PCEAT - Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy

BA Hons Fine Art and Drama & Theatre Studies


Training


Rewind Trauma Therapy

Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Safeguarding
Suicide Prevention
Risk and Mental Health


As an individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I work in accordance with BACP guidelines and ethical framework.

I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS

Please email me at contact@katebedfordtherapy.co.uk or call me on 07942 676 971