Welcome to Susan Powell Counselling

Bedford Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Sometimes being listened to is all you need


What you can expect....

An individualised person-centred counselling and well-being service offering a private space for individual or couples counselling by an experienced therapist that is focused on you and your unique needs and concerns.


My focus is on you...

As we travel through the journey of life, we can come across difficulties that block us from being able to move forward. I am here to help you  release those difficulties and to work with you to get back on the path towards a more fulfilling life.   

I provide a type of talking therapy that is centred around you. I believe you are the only expert in your world of thoughts, feelings and experiences so I am guided by you and will work with you to achieve your goals.


About me...

 I am an accredited member of the  BACP (British Association for  Counselling  and Psychotherapy). This means the BACP have endorsed and approved my therapeutic practice

 Lecturer of Counselling at Bedford college  

 I work with all age groups from 11 years old;  Young people,   adults, older adults, couples, and EAP  clients

 My experience is in schools, charities and private practice

 Diploma therapeutic counselling 

 Qualified trainer; available for group work, seminars,  presentations, training 


I am passionate about helping people to become the best they can be and to achieve their life goals. I believe you hold the answers to your questions within yourself, and I am dedicated to working with you to find solutions.   

I am experienced with many common life problems through my work with children, young people, adults and older adults in a variety of settings. Person-centred counselling works with you, the person, not with a specific diagnosis or label. This means that I see you as an individual, with unique experiences and perspectives, so I don't make assumptions or judgements about you,  or tell you how you should live your life. What I will do is listen to you and try to understand life from your viewpoint so that together we can help you to come to your own conclusions about the best way forward for you.  

I offer a safe confidential space for you to talk, during those times when life has become difficult and when it's hard to know where to go next or what direction to take. Finding someone to talk to who listens and understands how you feel is the first step of the journey towards positive change.


  • 50 minute sessions 
  • Weekly, or as agreed
  • Individuals; £40.00 per session 
  • Couples; £60.00 per session 
  • Discounts available to counselling students
  • Counselling room is on the ground floor, accessed across a gravel path
  • Open ended therapy which means you choose the amount of sessions you have


I offer help with a wide variety of life problems, emotional difficulties and mental health issues that can affect your well-being, including:

Anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, Bereavement, Bullying, Careers, Child related issues, Attachment,  Depression, Feeling sad, Domestic violence, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Passive aggressive behaviour, Borderline personality disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Relationship issues, Affairs and betrayals, Family issues, Separation and divorce, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Work-related stress.

Couples: parent/child, siblings, married/life partners, etc

This list is not  exhaustive so if your particular concern isn't here, please get in touch to find out how I can help you

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Susan Powell Counselling

MK41 9BH, Bedford, England, United Kingdom

07963 714424


Monday 4pm - 7pm

Tuesday and Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10am - 7pm

Friday 10am - 5pm