Mandy Hedges Counselling

Registered BACP Counsellor


A very warm welcome to my website.





            


I am Mandy Hedges, a fully qualified experienced, compassionate counsellor.

       “Sometimes life can be difficult and throws us challenges that we find hard to deal with alone.
        You may find you need someone to talk to and explore your thoughts and feelings.
        Friends and family can help, but sometimes can be too close and we may not want to worry them”.
        Counselling can offer you a safe, non- judgemental, confidential place to explore the things that maybe troubling you.
        Talking about your problems with someone independent before they get out of hand can be the first step to change.

Some people contact me even before a problem arises. Others get in touch as soon as they become aware of a problem and, for others, it’s when the problem has become too much to cope with on their own.
I hope to provide you with some answers to any questions you may have about counselling or me on my website.
"Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me,
and which truly expresses me?”
Carl R Rogers.


About Me

I am married with grown up children, love animals and meeting people.

I started by counselling Journey  in 2004. I studied at Strode College and Redlands Training Centre in Bournemouth. I gained CPCAB  Diploma's in Therapeutic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. As part of my training I had over 50 hours of personal counselling. I volunteered with Exeter Drug Project and Turning Point. Qualifying in 2009, I worked as a counsellor in the Balsam Centre Wincanton and set up my own private practice.

I moved to Suffolk in 2013 and again set up in private practice and now have nearly 900 clients hours. I am committed to my continue personal development  and undertake regular training and workshops. I am at present undertaking a diploma in Eating Disorders.



Other workshops/ training attended; 

BSY Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy

Working with older people

Introduction to transgender

Transference and counter transference

Group facilitation workshop                                                  

Post Trauma stress                                                                

Cruse bereavement care  

Cruse child protection - Cruse bereavement a child's

grief                                                                         

Transpersonal mindfulness                                                    

Motivational enhancement therapy                                      

The Freedom Programme                                                       

Mental illness and medication                                              

Working with the suicidal client                                            

Confidentiality, therapy and the law   

                                  

I am a registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.   I have a enhanced DBS and  am fully insured. I receive on going supervision, one of the requirements of the BACP.