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face to face again

As lockdown begins to lift, many of us are having our vaccinations and we will soon be providing Covid-secure face to face appointments again in Leighton Buzzard.

Call 07557 675696 or email to learn more.

We’re still here for you

Life goes on in lockdown, and anxiety, depression and relationship problems can get worse. As the days get shorter, problems can loom larger.We will be meeting clients face to face again as soon as we can safely do it. In the meantime we are working on Zoom and on the phone, with individuals, couples and under 18s. Call 07557 675696 for an appointment.

What’s going on for you?

There has been a lot going on this year. So many of us have seen big changes in the family, at work, in relationships. There is lots of uncertainty about the future, health, education, money, jobs. And many of the problems we were already facing, haven’t gone away.

You might like some space to talk wth somebody trained and qualified, to help you to make sense of it all. Our team of fourteen fully qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists can help.

Many of the counsellors and psychotherapists are working online, and there are also a limited number of face to face, socially distanced appointments now becoming available. We are taking things slowly, and following all Government and expert advice to keep everybody safe.

My name is Kate Hardy, and my practice in Leighton Buzzard is the Old Surgery Counselling Centre

We share a passion for helping people make the changes they need to make. Call or email for an appointment.

Affordable Therapy

Is the cost of counselling a barrier for you? If you think counselling is unaffordable, a range of prices are available at the Old Surgery, including £20 and £30 sessions.

Our Low Cost scheme offers 6 sessions at £20 for anybody who needs a lower rate. When you make your initial call, you can discuss your needs with us. Registered Counsellor June Simister offers up to six daytime sessions on our Low Cost scheme.

June is a BACP Registered Counsellor with more than 10 years experience

Student counsellors Wes Kapon and Debbie McVey offer evening sessions for £30. Wes and Debbie both are qualified to Certificate level (Level 3) and completing their Diploma courses.

Contact us today on 07757 675696 or email

Family Therapy now available

We are very pleased to be able to say that Senior Family and Couples Therapist Alexandre Gieseke is now offering weekly sessions for families, couples and children.
Alexandre  F.Gieseke
Alexandre has over twenty three years’ experience working with families, couples, individuals and children. His approach is mainly Rogerian/ Humanistic, he also has knowledge of  CBT and DBT. He also has appointments in Milton Keynes. To make an appointment, call 07557 675696.

The Old Surgery Counselling Centre is growing

Counselling sessions are now available 9am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, at both of our sites in central Leighton Buzzard. Our team of ten professional counsellors now offer specialist help including couples, children (9 and over), addictions, trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety. Call Kate on 07557 675696 for an appointment.