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.

My approach

I  primary work within the Person - Centred Theory, put simply, this means that I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is fundamental to facilitate change and I aim to be as understanding, accepting and as genuine as I can be.
Your experience is yours alone and working in the Person - Centred approach, my aim is to walk beside you, helping you find your own answers.

I can also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered within the Person Centred Framework.
CBT is a short term, goal-orientated therapy. with the goal to change clients patterns of thinking or behaviour,  this changing the way the client feels. It is expecially useful for treating phobias, eating disorders, substance misuse, depression and anxiety.

I see individuals and couples in my private comfortable room in Stanton on the business park, where confidentiality is assured and free parking is available.  I also see clients in The Self Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR

Some of the issues I work with  include:
Anxiety,  Depression. 
Bereavement and Loss.
Marriage and relationships

Eating disorders. 

Life transitions.

Communication problems. 

Uncertainty or conflict at home or work. 

Health problems.

Sometimes clients come who wish to learn more about themselves.

This list is not exhaustive.

I welcome clients who come for any reason and look forward to working with you to help you find your own solutions.