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Buckinghamshire TonicTalk
Counselling & Psychotherapy

Contact a Counsellor in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire or Milton Keynes
General Enquiries:
TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional full-time private practice offering a full range of Counselling Services. Our office hours are 8:00am till 9:30pm and we will be happy to receive your call.
            Email: Info@TonicTalk.co.uk
            Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line)
Carlos (MA Psychotherapy):
            Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line)
            Mob: 0742 714 4234
            Email: Carlos@TonicTalk.co.uk
Suzanne (MA Psychotherapy):
            Tel: 01933 358 739 (Private office line)
            Mob: 0783 778 4663
            Email: Suzanne@TonicTalk.co.uk
Psychotherapy and Counselling contact details page.


Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy are a wonderful opportunity to access the help that you need to enhance and improve your life. If you are weighed down, held back or troubled by personal problems, issues or concerns or past events; Help is at hand. There is no need to ‘suffer in silence’, ‘make do’, ‘settle for’ or ‘put up with’ things in your life that cause you distress or unhappiness. Our professional, fully trained, qualified and indemnified male and female Therapists are here to help you. They are experienced in offering effective and timely help to achieve long lasting results that will enhance you life. Therefore, no matter what your personal issue or problem, no matter what has happened in your past we can offer you confidential, supportive, non-judgemental, and accepting care and assistance in overcoming whatever troubles you. Our first consultations are free and without commitment or obligation. Why not arrange a session and discover for yourself how we can help you?  

About TonicTalk
As it is with all professions, the quality of the service is dependant on the individual practitioner providing the service and therefore ‘not all Psychotherapists and Counsellors are the same’. Some Counsellors and Psychotherapists are well trained, skilful, dedicated and diligent professionals who take great care to provide high quality Counselling, Psychotherapy and other Psychotherapeutic services, while many others do not.

TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy is unique because we guarantee that all our Therapists are not only fully qualified, experienced and indemnified, as you might expect; but also, ensure that their practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy is of the highest standard.

“An analyst can help his patient just so far as he himself has gone and not a step farther. …. with patients who got ‘stuck’ with their previous analysts and this always happened at the point where the analyst could make no further progress with himself.”
            ‘The Realities of Practical Psychotherapy’, paragraph 545. 1937
               Carl G Jung (founder of analytical psychology).

A commitment to significant and ongoing Personal Development ensures that a Therapist is psychologically fit and healthy and in the best possible position to provide for their client’s needs and without it, a therapist is destined to relive their own issues with their client’s sessions and become ‘stuck’. We therefore insist that all our therapists are deeply committed to a high level of Personal Development to ensure that they are fit and capable of providing the highest levels of services and care to our clients.

‘Good Therapists are hard to find’ and are without doubt, worth travelling for. Our catchment areas are Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire and include the towns and villages in and around Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Rushden, Stony Stratford, and Corby. While we may not be in walking distance, Your personal care and wellbeing and that of your family’s are at least worthy of  a short car journey.

TonicTalk is a client funded independent Partnership of Psychotherapists and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors who specialise in providing high quality and affordable Psychotherapeutic services to the general public; Men, Women, and Children; young and older; people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Our Male and Female Counsellors and Psychotherapists are fully qualified and indemnified, highly trained, and experienced and dedicated to providing for your psychotherapeutic wellbeing and Professional and Personal Development needs.

For further information concerning, TonicTalk 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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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

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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Therapy Fees

  • Full time professional practice: Sessions available from early morning to late evening.
  • Concessions available upon request.

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
  • £60 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

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


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 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 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.  

Confidentiality
We are a privately funded Psychotherapy and Counselling practice and therefore work directly for our clients and in their best interest. Client confidentially is assured through the following procedures:

  • Since computers are vulnerable to attack and data theft; no personal client information or Counselling / Psychotherapy session notes are kept on computer.
  • Client session notes and personal information are only kept as hard copy and securely locked away. Access to these paper records is restricted to the Therapist and Client unless directed by a court order or under other legal obligation.
  • To ensure privacy and confidentiality, TonicTalk and its agents will not share any information concerning Counselling, Psychotherapy or other services accessed by a clients with any other agency unless specifically directed to do so by court order.
  • The health services keep complete and lifelong medical records of all medical interventions including those reported by other agencies. Many, both within and without the health services have access to medical records and as such they should not be considered confidential. Often, insurers and employers demand access to medical records such that their content may prejudice both the availability and cost of insurance or be detrimental to employment prospects. In our opinion, it is therefore, not in the best interest of clients to inform G.P.s of services accessed.

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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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Ordinarily, for the majority of people before they engage the services of a therapist they have many questions pertaining to types of therapies, diagnosis’, costs, time scales, expectations, and much, much more besides. In this section we hope to ask those questions and answer them as clearly and succinctly as possible. If however, you have a question that is not answered, please feel free to ‘contact us’ and we will endeavour to answer the question, find you an answer or point you in the right direction.    
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Personal and Professional Development
Here you will find Ideas, and Experience concerning how best to utilise your resources, Financial and Personal, to gain maximum benefit with respect to your personal development. We hope to promote that which we feel is helpful, explode some myths and expose the pitfalls so that you can at least recognise them. The section is divided up into four pages:

  • Personal and Professional Issues
  • Personal Therapy
  • Training
  • Group Work
  • Reading
  • Independent Growth

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Miscellaneous
In this section we have placed all that we would like to include on this site that did not fit under any of the previous headings:

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Random Article Three
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.
Loss and Bereavement
At some point in our lives we will all suffer all suffer losses and bereavements. These events are considered ‘common life events’ and as such there is a social expectation that individuals should, given an amount of time to adjust, be able to simply ‘cope’ with them. However, such losses and changes can have huge impact and can become overwhelming. Counselling and Psychotherapy offer a safe and confidential place in whish to express one’s emotional content and gradually come to terms with events and learn to reinvest in life once more.

If you feel the need to confidentially talk with someone please feel free to Contact Us.

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

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