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TonicTalk Bedford
Counselling & Psychotherapy


Contact a Counsellor or a Psychotherapist
Professional services at affordable prices. TonicTalk is a premier full-time private practice offering Counselling and Psychotherapy services second to none. We have the training and experience to assist you meet your needs, therefore accept only the best for your and your family’s emotional, psychological and relational wellbeing. Our services include Counselling, Psychotherapy, Marriage / Couple Counselling, Anger Management, Anxiety Therapy and much more besides.
General Enquiries:
            Email: Info@TonicTalk.co.uk
            T: 01933 395 497
TonicTalk currently has three offices servicing Northampton, Bedford, and Milton Keynes and their surrounding towns and villages including Wellingborough, Kettering, Rushden, Kempston, Higham Ferrers, Newport Pagnell, Olney, and Billing. Appointments can be made with either of our therapists for any of our counselling and Psychotherapy rooms.
Carlos Gibson-Foy (MA Psychotherapy, Adv. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP):
            T: 01933 395 497
            M: 0742 714 4234
            Email: Carlos@TonicTalk.co.uk
Suzanne Gibson-Foy (MA Psychotherapy, BA (Hons)History, MBACP):
            T: 01933 358 739
            M: 0783 778 4663
            Email: Suzanne@TonicTalk.co.uk
Counsellor contact details and addresses page.


Counselling Services Summary
Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy offers you an integrated opportunity to change your life forever. You and your family deserve peace, happiness and wellbeing and TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to help you achieve that goal.

  • Your choice of male or female full-time, professional, highly qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Three consultation rooms in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire:
    • Higham Ferrers room servicing Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Irthlingborough, Billing, etc.
    • Newport Pagnell room servicing Milton Keynes, Luton, Olney, Emberton, etc.
    • Bedford town centre room servicing Bedford, Kempston, Elstow, etc.
  • Flexible: Morning, Afternoon and Evening appointments.
  • Confidential Service
    • Please note: Services accessed via GP or NHS are recorded on your permanent health record which affects employment prospects, insurance costs and court cases.

Anger Management Experts

Anger Management Bedford and Milton Keynes

TonicTalk Anger Management therapists are fully trained counsellors and have years of experience in helping people of any age and gender over Anger Management issues. We help people overcome:

• Both Overt Aggression and Passive Aggression
• Snappishness, Quick temperedness, Petulance
• Throwing and breaking objects, Punching things
• Shouting and Aggressive outbursts
• Physical, emotional and psychological abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Co-dependant relationships

Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence
Sadly, violence and threatening and bullying behaviours are common to couples, families, work places and society as a whole. From childhood through to adulthood an individual may suffer Physical, Emotional and Sexual abuse, bullying and harassment and this invariably has a long term effect on their lives and relationships. Our Psychotherapists and Counsellors are dedicated and experienced in working sensitively with to help them rebuild healthy lives and relationships.

Domestic Violence Bedford and Milton Keynes

Couple & Marriage Counselling Specialists

Couple Counselling in Bedford and Milton Keynes

More than 50% of all long term committed relationships including marriages fail, it therefore seems a worthwhile investment to resolve issues rather than the alternative. Our counsellors and Psychotherapists specialise in helping people improve all forms of relationships including:
• Couples, Marriages & Civil Partnerships
• Parent and Child, Siblings, & Interfamily

TonicTalk can help you:
• Resolve conflicts and Misunderstandings
• Overcome and avoid bitterness and resentment
• Understand and accept each other
• Improve your Communication skills
• Voice needs and goals and achieve them
• Improve intimacy, care and Love
• Minimise all forms of aggression

Relationship MOT
Even great relationships have their issues. People service their cars and boilers as a precaution. Why not invest in your relationship to ensure small issues do not become critical and also to improve and develop?

Divorce
TonicTalk also offers assistance when relationships and marriages fail, helping keep costs to a minimum and reducing the psychological damage done to children.
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Effective Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety and Depression Bedford and Milton Keynes

Anxiety is a common to complex emotional, psychological and behavioural issue that can include the extremes of Panic Attacks, Phobias, OCD and GAD. Despite being ineffectual and having side-effects, G.P.s offer Anti-Anxiety medication which can only manage symptoms and will not resolve the underlying causes. Counselling and Psychotherapy offers one of the few viable long term sustainable solutions and our counsellors and Psychotherapists have great success in assisting individuals to overcome Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD and GAD.

Depression Counselling
There are many forms of depression, both long-term and short-term, and often these are treated with long term antidepressants which only manage symptomology without the prospect of a real sustainable solution. Talking therapies like Counselling and Psychotherapy can bring long term sustainable relief and we have an excellent reputation for providing such help.

Domestic Violence Bedford and Milton Keynes

Counselling and Psychotherapy Services Fees
Our fee structure is simple and universal across the three counties that we operate, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Regardless of which consultation room, you will paythe same fees:

  • Higham Ferrers, near Wellingborough approximately 20 minutes from Northampton or
  • Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes and Olney just off the M1 or
  • Bedford in the heart of the town just off the High Street

Regardless of the counselling service you choose, be it Counselling, Psychotherapy, Anger Management, Life Coaching / Mentoring, Couple / Marriage Counselling, Family therapies, Anxiety treatments, Relational therapies, and which Counsellor or Psychotherapist you choose you will pay the same hourly rate.

All Fees are per 60 minute session or pro-rata part thereof:

Individuals: One to One appointments

  • £40 per hour (pro rata there after) weekdays between 9am and 9pm
  • £90 per hour (pro rata there after) Saturdays between 10am and 5pm
  • £80 per hour (pro rata there after) Sundays between 10am and 5pm
  • Concessions available upon request

A weekday appointment, morning, daytime or evening, for an individual costs only £40.

Couples or Parent and child: Two to One appointments

  • £60 per hour (pro rata there after) weekdays between 9am and 9pm
  • £80 per hour (pro rata there after) Saturdays between 10am and 5pm
  • £120 per hour (pro rata there after) Sundays between 10am and 5pm

A weekday appointment for a couple is just £60

Concessions
Concessionary rates are available upon request for those on low incomes or in financial difficulties. These rates are made available by the individual therapists, are not means tested and are at the therapist’s discretion.

For more information on Fees and Concessions and conditions of service; please visit our Fees and Conditions page


We Have Opened a New Counselling venue in Bedford
Town Centre...


TonicTalk, Bedford Counselling and Psychotherapy are proud to announce that we have opened a new Counselling facility in the heart of Bedford, Bedfordshire. Similar to our other counselling facilities, this new counselling centre offers the same high quality dedicated and professional services including Counselling, Psychotherapy, Anger management, Domestic violence and abuse courses, Couple counselling, Anxiety treatments and counselling, Depression counselling, Family therapy and much more besides. Our new office is situated just off Bedford High Street and within easy reach of public transport and plenty of Parking. All our counselling services are accessible from morning through to late in the evening (10:00an till 9:00pm).

TonicTalk Bedford Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mayfair House
11 Lurke Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3HZ

TonicTalk Bedford Counselling and Psychotherapy is uniquely different to other practices such that not only are we a dedicated professional private practice only employing Full-Time, fully qualified and indemnified, highly experienced Psychotherapists and Counsellors. But unlike most other practices, private, NHS and charitable, we investigate all our therapists to ensure that they are psychologically, emotionally and relationally fit and healthy so that they can meets the needs of their clients. We also weed-out hobbyists and do-gooders, who are generally there for their own purposes, satisfying their own needs at their own convenience and generally lack appropriate the skills, experience and dedication to properly meet your needs.
ALL our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are highly skilled and qualified and have the experience that only a full-time private practice can offer. Not only that, as professional counsellors and psychotherapists, they are sincere in their dedication to help and support you, day or night, week-days or week-ends, work days or bank holidays. Even when our offices close, we are here to support you.
You would not use a doctor who was part-time: a plumber during the day and a doctor during the evening, therefore, why would you employ anyone other than a full-time counsellor. So why not contact the professionals and give yourself the best opportunity to achieve your gaols.

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Therapist Profiles
This section contains pages pertaining to each of our therapists. We hope that this will allow you to get to know our therapists a little better and help you choose who you would like to work with.
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Carlos
Carlos: Bedford Counselling and Psychtherapy Carlos is an extremely insightful Psychotherapist who works with his clients in a gentle, caring and non-judging way. He is sensitive to their needs, fears, frustrations, and frailties, but also has the strength, courage, congruence and compassion necessary to truly connect with his clients and support them through whatever difficulties they may bring without he himself becoming jaded, rejecting, retaliatory, fearful or demanding. He has over four years clinical experience as an NHS Psychotherapist and Counsellor providing Therapy in and around Northamptonshire and also works for MIND and in the past for CRUSE as a Bereavement Therapist. His patience and care, combined with keen analytical and interpretative skills provides his clients with an environment for growth and change that is second to none and he has extensive experience Counselling Adults, (both Men and Women), Adolescents and Children.

His experience is wide and varied and ranges from common life issues including: Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem issues, Relationship issues, Bereavement, childhood neglect and abuse, Bullying, Divorce and Separation, Work and Career issues, Adoption, Spousal / Partner / Wife / Husband Abuse, Anger Management issues, Substance Misuse, Alcoholism and Self Harm, and Neglect. To less common issues including: OCD, childhood sexual abuse, Adoption, Suicide, Schizoid issues, Bi-Polar, Personality disorders, and much more besides. Carlos is willing and able to work with any individual or couple and their presenting issues and is a fully qualified and indemnified member of the BACP (MBACP). Read Carlos’ profile


Suzanne
Suzanne: Bedford Counsellor and Psychotherapist Suzanne is an intuitive, compassionate, committed, and insightful Therapist with over three years experience and has worked for the NHS and CRUSE providing Counselling and Psychotherapy to Adults and Adolescents. Suzanne is an Integrative Jungian Psychotherapist who is able to work with any individual and their presenting issues and her experience includes Depression, Infertility, Childhood Sexual Abuse, low self worth, Bereavement, Bullying, Parental abuse, and much more besides. Suzanne has an MA in Psychotherapy and Healing Practice (Middlesex). Read Suzanne’s profile.  







Venues and Catchment Area
Considering the importance of psychological health and the impact that personal issues and concerns can have on an individual’s life and wellbeing; we feel that it is important for clients to find accessible professional and effective Counselling and Psychotherapy services. To this end we have two venues that can be accessed conveniently in which such services can be found.

Newport Pagnell
This room is situated within DeVere’s hotel and conference facility in Newport Pagnell. It is a smart, tidy building with plenty of off-street parking, a public gym, reception areas, coffee bars, internet access and much more besides. The room itself is light and spacious and furnished in a contemporary style. Utilising a conference facility allows us to offer our clients complete anonymity and confidentiality. If you arrive early to your session you can relax and take advantage of the public waiting area with free refreshments and WC. This facility has excellent disabled access.

Newport Pagnell Counselling and Psychotherapy RoomNewport Pagnell Building EntranceNewport Pagnell Parking

Its catchment area includes Milton Keynes, Olney, Emberton, Kempston, Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Bedford and other surrounding towns and villages. See Contact Us for more details.

Higham Ferrers
This private room is bright and airy and comfortably furnished and is conveniently situated in East Northamptonshire with plenty of parking and easy access from the A6 and A45.

Higham Ferrers Counselling and Psychotherapy Room

Its catchment area includes Rushden, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Wollaston, Irthlingborough, Finedon, Thrapston, St. Neots, Pavenham, Sharnbrook, Billing, Earls Barton, Cogenhoe, Great Doddington, Northampton, and Bedford. All are within 15 miles travel. See Contact Us for more details.

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Welcome
People seek Counselling, Psychotherapy, Anxiety Therapy, Anger Management and other Psychotherapeutic services for a myriad of personal and individual reasons far too diverse to list here; but, whatever your reason, whatever your therapeutic need, no matter how personal, painful or difficult, WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. We are here to support you in your need; without Prejudice, Fear, Rejection, or Retaliation, but with Care, Compassion, Empathy, Dedication, and Authenticity. Our male and female  Therapists can help you achieve whatever you need to achieve; resolve whatever you need to resolve; express what you need to share or become whomever you need to become. If it is your time for change and growth, then we will make time for you. Give us a call; your first session is free without obligation and our fees are very competitive and we also offer concessionary rates.


About Us
We are a partnership of independent Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors who specialise in offering high quality Therapeutic services to the general public; Men, Women, Children and Young people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our Male and Female Therapists are fully qualified and indemnified, highly trained, and experienced and dedicated to providing for your Therapeutic needs.

Not all Counsellors, Psychotherapists or Psychotherapeutic Trainers are the same. As with all professions and trades there are useful, helpful, well trained, skilful, dedicated and diligent Professionals and Trades-people and there are those who are not. ‘Good Therapists are hard to find’ and therefore worth travelling for. Our catchment areas are Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire including the towns and villages in and around Northampton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Wellingborough, Kettering, Olney, Market Harborough, St. Neots, Towcester, Corby, Stony Stratford, and Rushden.

While we may not be in walking distance to you, our services are worth travelling for. We also offer group services, workshops and seminars around the UK and abroad. Whatever your Therapeutic or training need please feel free to contact us regardless of your location as we will be happy to help you with your needs or point you in the right direction.

For more information pertaining to the partnership and this site please visit the following:

  • About TonicTalk: A description of the partnership, its goals history and function.
  • Contact Us: Details of how to contact us and our venue locations.
  • About this Site: Details concerning this site and its function. 

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About Therapy
For many people making the decision to take up Counselling or Psychotherapy is difficult. They often feel that their issues and concerns are not important enough to warrant attention for fear of being seen as a ‘malingerer’, ‘time waster’ or fraud when there are people who ‘really’ need help out there. Others feel that their issues and concerns are so insurmountable and overwhelming that they are impossible to resolve. And if they expressed how they feel; that they would lose themselves or never stop crying; or that a Therapist would not be able to ‘cope’ or be unwilling to help. Others feel that no one could begin to understand how they feel or be able to help, so what is the point trying to explain it? And others feel that their ’secret’ is so terrible or damning that they would be judged and rejected if anyone knew.

Small or large; any issue or concern that is having a detrimental effect on your life or the life of your family or your personal wellbeing is worth investing in to resolve. Anything that ‘pulls you down’, depresses you, causes you stress, anxiety or fear or to devalue yourself is something Therapy can help you to overcome.

Counselling and Psychotherapy, when practiced by a properly trained, qualified and developed Therapist, offers a unique opportunity to engage with how you feel and think and with your past and present experiences, within a safe, supportive, non-judging, nurturing and healthy environment. It is a positive opportunity to work perhaps on the most difficult elements of your life and in so doing grow beyond them and be renewed. 

Everything that you currently Feel, Think and have Experienced is completely ‘real’ and undeniable; but, while it may do, it does not have to be the limit of your life and potential happiness. You can grow beyond Fear, Shame, Depression, Anxiety, Despair, Loneliness, Unhappiness, Worthlessness, Aggression and anything else that plagues your life and robs you of your Dignity, Value, Resilience, Spontaneity, Confidence, Tolerance, Appreciation, Peace and Joy. Life has infinite possibilities and in general, is what we make it. Through Therapy you can realise your potential and become all that you able to be.

While many may feel that Therapy is for weak, and perhaps ‘mental’ or ‘crazy’ people; it is not. Therapy is for everyone and anyone who wants to move beyond their issues, worries and concerns or overcome personal psychological problems that degrade their lives. Through the assistance Therapy offers, you can achieve joy, and a better connection and understanding with yourself and those in your life; you can become more tolerant and peaceful; and you can achieve a sense of self appreciation that will reflect in everything you do. Happiness is achieved when what you think, feel and do are in harmony with each other and your social and personal context; and Therapy can help you achieve this.

There is no need to ‘suffer in silence’ or ‘put up with’ things as they are. We are here to help you.

All our Therapists are experienced, skilled, qualified, reputable and professional practitioners who are able to provide help and therapy in the vast majority of cases. They are ordinary people who have worked and studied hard for years to acquire skills, insights, and personal qualities and achieve personal development that enables them to work effectively with clients.
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Random Article One
This article has been randomly selected from a group of Counselling and Psychotherapy articles which attempt to provide information concerning the Therapeutic process and how it can help with respect to specific issues and concerns. The list is not exhaustive and we will continue to add to it when the opportunity arises.
Divorce
As of 2008 45% of all marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. This equates to anything from 120,000 to 150,000 married couples filing for divorce per year and this will affect anything from 100,000 to 160,000 children per year. These statistics were taken form www.statistics.gov.uk
Note: These statistics do not include unmarried couples and their children.

The social and personal impact of divorce and separation is immense and affects both the adults and children in the immediate family and also their extended families and friends. Children, especially young children, are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of familial breakdown and more often than not get caught in the crossfire between ‘warring’ parents. Children loose their sense of security, family and continuity, blame themselves, are confused, and often regress to earlier developmental stages. The adults in failing or failed relationships are also fare from immune to emotional and psychological ‘fall out’. There is often a loss or bereavement period; Depression concerning the lost investment; Anxiety concerning the future ; a loss of self worth; guilt, regret, anger, resentment, denial, blame; a sense of betrayal or abandonment, a loss of faith in oneself; and much more besides. Also our legal system is adversarial, encouraging blame between the parties which is less than helpful.

Counselling and Psychotherapy has a role to play under these circumstances and can be of great help to all parties concerned.

  • In relationships where there is a possibility of salvaging the relationship Therapy can:
    • Help both parties learn to better communicate their individual needs
    • Create better understanding and reduce stress
    • Overcome aggressive tendencies
    • Create appropriate boundaries for children allowing for ‘Adult time’
    • Improve communication and reduce stress within the family as a whole
    • Offer children and Adolescents an outlet to express their fears, concerns and emotions and thus lessen the impact of divorce and the likelihood of self blaming and insecurity
  • In irreconcilable relationships or during and after divorce, Therapy can:
    • Reduce tension between parties and offer a route to a more amicable split thus reducing legal costs and help prevent children from being caught in the ‘crossfire’
    • Create ‘working’ relationships between estranged parties to facilitate cordial child access rights in which children can feel secure with both their parents
    • Offer children and Adolescents an outlet to express their fears, concerns and emotions and thus lessen the impact of divorce and the likelihood of self blaming and insecurity
    • Offer emotional release to adults to reduce stress, and frustration.

If you would like our help, arrange a free consultation where we can discuss your needs and how we may help, please feel free to Contact Us

To view a the complete set of articles; Please visit our Articles page.


Many thanks for your visit to Bedford TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy.



• Bedford Counselling • Bedford Anger Management (Therapy) • Bedford Anxiety Treatment (Therapy) • Bedford Personal Development •
• Bedford Psychotherapy • Bedford Professional Development • Bedford Life Coaching • Bedford Career Coaching • Bedford Dream Analysis •
• Mental Health • Low Self-Esteem • Depression • Anxiety • Abuse • Stress • Relationships • Couples • Anger • Substance Misuse • Eating Disorders & Distress • Alcoholism • OCD • Self-Harm • Bullying •