Counselling and counselling training in Bedford

Contact us:

Call us on 01234 346077
Or please use the form below to get in touch.

As of 3rd April we have relocated: 

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
2nd Floor
7A St Pauls Square
Bedford  MK40 1SQ


Opening hours for counselling:

All counselling is by appointment only.

Bedford Centre:

Our Bedford centre provides counselling and counsellor training and serves north and mid Bedfordshire including Kempston, Ampthill, Biggleswade and Sandy as well as other surrounding towns and local areas.

We aim to provide a truly affordable counselling service to communities in Bedford as we offer concessionary rates as well as standard rates.  All of our counsellors within the Bedford Centre are professionally trained and their work is supported by accredited psychotherapists who are also qualified supervisors. To access our services in Bedford you must be 18 years.

Clients can be offered either long-term or short-term counselling:

Long-term counselling

Long term counselling, which is not readily available on the NHS, offers an opportunity to explore your difficulties in great depth.  Whilst we recommend a period of two years in the long-term approach, we are able to extend the sessions if client and counsellor deem this to be appropriate.

Short-term counselling

The short-term approach is particularly suitable for you if you have a particular issue to focus on which can be worked with over a period of 12 weeks.

The Bedford Centre is located on the 2nd floor and has lift access.

Finding Us:

There is no parking at the centre, but surrounding streets offer controlled zone parking.

The nearest on road parking is available along The Embankment, which runs behind the Citizens Advice Bureau and beside the river. The postcode for the Embankment is MK40 3PE. Prices for on road parking are:

This redbrick building with the car in front of it is the Court and is next to the Citizens Advice Bureau. There are two disabled parking bays here, however, they are for use by the  general  public so cannot be guaranteed to be available.

Situated in the town centre, the Citizens Advice Bureau is a turning off The Broadway (A6) almost opposite Club Crystal and a temporary car park, on the corner is Pharmacy OM. Note the Broadway is one way in a southerly direction from Tavistock Street.


Nearest bus stop:

The nearest bus stops are on St Pauls Square.

P1  buses –  1 / 24 / 53 / 68 / C1 / C10 / C11

P3 buses –  2 / 3 / 9 / W1 / W2


Train: Bedford is well served by Bedford Main Line from St Pancras. There is also a station at Bedford St Johns from Bletchley.