Counselling & Psychotherapy
Northampton, Milton Keynes, Canterbury and Bedford
Individuals, Couples, Families, Parent and Child, & Anger Management

Testimonials

...For many more testimonials visit our counselling testimonials page.

Contact a Northampton / Milton Keynes / Bedford Counsellor
+ Anger Management + Couple Counselling + Depression and Anxiety Specialists
Counselling and Psychotherapy Journey in Northampton and Milton Keynes We are always happy to receive your calls, texts and emails and will assist you in whatever way we can.
(All Counselling enquiries, by telephone, text or email, are treated with respect and considered confidential).
Individual Counselling, Psychotherapy and Anger Management available at £40 per hour appointment.
For more information on Fees and Concessions and conditions of service; please visit our Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
General Enquiries:
            Email: Info@TonicTalk.co.uk
            Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
Carlos:
            Tel: 01933 395 497 (Private office line with answer machine)
            Mob: 0742 714 4234
            Email: Carlos@TonicTalk.co.uk
            Counsellor Profile: Jump to Carlos' mini profile below
Suzanne:
            Tel: 01933 358 739 (Private office line with answer machine)
            Mob: 0783 778 4663
            Email: Suzanne@TonicTalk.co.uk
            Counsellor Profile: Suzanne has a mini profile below

Contact a Canterbury Counsellor
+ Anger Management + Depression and Anxiety Specialist
We are pleased and proud to announce that Mr Bob Chisholm, an excellent counsellor and Psychotherapist, has agreed to join our practice as an associate and expand our catchment area into Canterbury. He is an experienced and reputable counsellor and is happy to discuss with you your needs and how he may be of service.
Bob:
            Tel: (No land line at the moment as Bob has just returned to the area)
            Mob: 0784 763 7764
            Email: Bob@TonicTalk.co.uk
            Counsellor Profile: See Bob's mini profile below

Please Note:
With respect to all our counsellors and psychotherapists: To ensure that from first contact you have someone professional and competent to assist you, we only permit counsellors or psychotherapists to answer your counselling enquiries either by telephone, text or email. However, as a very successful and busy counselling and psychotherapy service, a practitioner may not be immediately available to answer the telephone. Therefore, please be patient and leave a clear message and someone, who can assist you, will return your call as soon as possible.
Counsellor contact details and addresses page.

News Feed & Counselling Articles

Choosing a Counsellor or Psychotherapist...
Hints and Tips to make a difficult decision a little easier.

Anger Management
Many people suffer from anger issues which damage and destroy their relationships and employment prospects. Such issues are readily resolvable through a course of effective treatment. We are highly experienced in treating such issues therefore why allow them to ruin your life?

Anger Management Experiences
... For more experiences of others see our Anger Management testimonials page.

Fees, Terms and Conditions
Our counselling service Fees, Terms and conditions apply to all services provided by TonicTalk.

Counselling Testimonials
... For more counselling experiences of others see our counselling testimonials page.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Services Summary
Private Counselling and Psychotherapy offers you Choice, Privacy and Confidentiality, Professionalism, Flexibility, Bespoke services, and an integrated opportunity to change your life forever. You and your family deserve Good health, Peace, Happiness and Well-being and TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to help you achieve that goal.

Psychotherapy and Counselling Benefits

Psychotherapy and Counselling Services in
            Northampton, Bedford, Milton Keynes & Canterbury

• Counselling • Psychotherapy • Anger Management • Couples Counselling • Anxiety treatments • Career consultation and advice •
• Life and career coaching • Personal, Professional or Spiritual development • Marriage guidance • Mentoring •
Top of Page

Anger Management Experts

Anger Management Bedford and Milton Keynes

Our Anger Management specialists are fully trained and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists with years of experience in helping people of any age, gender and background overcome Anger Management issues. We help people resolve:

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

Helping Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence
Violence, aggression (overt and covert) 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 to help people rebuild healthy lives and relationships.

Domestic Violence Bedford and Milton Keynes

Testimonials

... For more testimonials.

Marriage & Couple Counselling Specialists

Couple Counselling in Bedford and Milton Keynes

More than 50% of all marriages and long term committed relationships fail. Considering the long term relational, emotional and financial effects, it therefore seems reasonable 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, & Inter-family

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 Counsellors Can assist you when relationships and marriages fail. We can help keep costs to a minimum and reduce the psychological damage done to children. We help couples come to terms with the changes brought on by separation and divorce and empower and encourage them not to punish or act out of frustration, anger or spite but instead to work together for a healthy and amicable outcome.
Testimonials

... For more Couple Counselling testimonials.
Top of Page

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.

Depression counselling in Higham Ferrers and Milton Keynes

Testimonials

... For more Anxiety Counselling testimonials.

Therapist Profiles
Counselling in Northampton and Milton Keynes At TonicTalk we believe that it is important to be open, honest and transparent in all that we do and to provide sufficient information concerning counselling and psychotherapy and our counsellors [and psychotherapists] to enable clients to make informed decisions. With this in mind, we provide the information below concerning each of our therapists to help you with your choice. Please understand that it is difficult to write about oneself without it sounding arrogant or clichéd.

“An analyst [counsellor or psychotherapist] 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).

Also, as above, we strongly believe that counsellor and psychotherapist personal development are key to client work and that it must be ongoing. ‘How can a therapist help others if he cannot help herself’? All our counsellors, like their clients, have attended therapy and are on personal journeys that require them to develop the courage, compassion and honesty to face themselves; their own actions, thoughts, feelings, mistakes and shortcomings. Therefore, they are all able to appreciate and help with the difficulties of therapy and the fears and frustrations that we must all face to grow and move forward.

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.”
            Carl G Jung.

TonicTalk offers its clients the best possible opportunity to achieve long term and sustainable results through personal growth and change. As such all our counselling and psychotherapy client work is based on a firm foundation of tried and tested Psychotherapeutic theory and practice and delivered within the context of developmental and healthy professional client-counsellor relationships. While we may occasionally use a ‘tool’ like CBT, they are offered within the wider context of a psychotherapeutic relationship and not the mainstay of the work.

It takes a minimum of 3 years of study, training and personal development to become a counsellor or psychotherapist while it only takes weeks to become a CBT, Hypnotherapy, NLP, or REBT specialist and requires no personal or relational development. Therefore, we do not believe that such ‘therapists’ are sufficiently well trained or personally developed to appropriately support clients. Also, since studies show that a healthy psychotherapeutic relationship is key to helping clients and these types of cognitive and behavioural therapies do not insist on such; we therefore question their effectiveness as ‘stand alone’ therapies.
Psychotherapy and Counselling profile pages
Top of Page

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Anger Management Therapist for Milton Keynes and Northampton Carlos
TonicTalk Carlos Counselling Registration Logo for Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedfored

Carlos - Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Anger Management specialist
MA (Master of Arts degree: Psychotherapy)
Advance Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
Area: Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford
As well as being an extremely insightful and highly skilled Psychotherapist, Carlos is also caring and sensitive of the needs of others and able to provide a ‘safe space’ for clients to be. He has over nine years clinical experience as an Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Anger Management specialist and is very able and experienced in helping others and has the personal strength, courage and compassion necessary to share the weight of his client’s issues and secrets without being overburdened and to support them through whatever difficulties they may bring. His patience and care, combined with keen analytical, practicle, relational and interpretative skills provides his clients with an exceptional opportunity for successful personal engagement, growth and change that is second to none. Therapy with Carlos is never jaded, tired, clichéd or trite but rather a wonderful uplifting experience that is sometimes difficult and challenging but always deeply caring and supportive. Carlos is an individual who endeavours to help others as they wish it and they need it and without personal need or demand from himself. He helps and cares because he believes that it is the right thing to do and sees the growth and development of others as benificial to all of us. He is changing society one problem at at time, one interaction at a time, one person at a time and one relationship at a time.
Read Carlos’ counselling profile.
Top of Page

Client Testimonial: “Carlos, it was your ability as a counsellor that brought me through it all. You have a natural skill and such an understanding of humanity. It has been very hard work on my part, but now I am at peace with myself.”

Carlos provides Therapy and Anger Management in and around Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. As a full-time private practitioner, he has extensive experience Counselling individuals; Adults, (both Men and Women), Adolescents and Children; also Couples, mixed and single gender, and Parent and Child. Carlos’ experience is wide and varied and ranges from common emotional, relational and life issues to complex psychological problems. Carlos is willing, experienced and able to work with almost any individual, couple or family and their presenting issues and is a fully qualified and indemnified.

Key Points

Psychotherapy Services
• Counselling • Couple Counselling • Marriage Guidance •
• Psychotherapy • Family Counselling • Anger Management •
• Mindfulness • Depression Therapy •Anxiety Treatments •
• Psychotherapeutic Dream Analysis • Buddhist Psychotherapy •
•Abuse Counselling• and more besides.

Counselling Experience includes:
• Depression • Anxiety • Self-esteem issues • Relationship issues • Bereavement • childhood neglect and abuse • Bullying • Divorce and Separation • Employment and Career issues • Adoption • Spousal / Partner / Wife / Husband Abuse • Anger Management issues • Substance Misuse • Alcoholism and Self Harm • Neglect • OCD • childhood sexual abuse • Adoption • Suicide • Schizoid issues • Bi-Polar • Personality disorders • and much more besides.
Top of Page
Northampton Counsellor Suzanne
TonicTalk Suzanne Counselling Registration Logo for Milton Keynes, Northampton and Bedfored

Suzanne - Counsellor & Psychotherapist
MA (Master of Arts degree: Psychotherapy)
BA (Bachelor of Arts degree: History)
Area: Milton Keynes, Wellingborough, Bedford
Suzanne is an intuitive, compassionate, and committed counsellor and psychotherapist with thousands of hours of clinical experience. Her client work is characterised by a high level of empathy combined with a clear objective view that she is able to gently offer to her clients. Her courage and congruence with respect her own life and her own personal development engenders a willingness and ability to support and assist her clients with their own often difficult journeys. Being in therapy with Suzanne is a wonderful combination of personal care and relational depth combined with a strength of character and honesty that inspires and supports her clients to move forward and personally develop and grow and overcome the issues they face in their lives.

Read Suzanne’s counselling profile.
Top of Page

Client Testimonial: “Therapy did me the world of good… I have overcome my issues… and the children, John and I are very happy. Thank you for all your help.”

Suzanne has had great success providing Counselling and Psychotherapy to Adults and Adolescents and has worked for the NHS and CRUSE and is now fully committed to her private practice. She is an Integrative Jungian Psychotherapist who is able and willing to work with any individual and their presenting issues.

As part of Suzanne’s counselling and psychotherapy practice she is dedicated to her own continuing personal and professional development. Currently she is enrolled on a Buddhist psychotherapy course.

Key Points

Counselling Services
• Psychotherapy • Couple Counselling • Family counselling •
• Counselling • Marriage Guidance • Anger Management •
• Anxiety Treatments • Depression Therapy • Mindfulness •
• Psychotherapeutic Dream Analysis • Abuse Counselling •
• Buddhist Psychotherapy • and more besides.

Suzanne’s experience includes
• Depression • Infertility • Childhood sexual abuse • low self worth • Bereavement • Bulling • Spousal abuse • Physical / Emotional / Sexual / Psychological abuse • Infertility • Abandonment • Domestic Violence • Anger / Aggression / Anger management • Panic attacks • Relational issues • and much more besides.
Top of Page

Northamptonshire Counselling Room

Counselling Consultation Room Northampton

Our Northamptonshire counselling venue is situated in the town of Higham Ferrers and is easily accessible by the A14, A45 and A6 and is within 20 minutes drive of Northampton and Bedford. Address:

5 North End,
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8JB

The room itself is warm and inviting and comfortably furnished and services the counselling needs of the following towns and villages:

Northampton • Bedford • Rushden •
• Wellingborough • Kettering • Raunds •
• Thrapston • Irthlingborough • Billing •
• Wollaston • Sharnbrook • Irchester •
• Earls Barton • Northamptonshire •
• Higham Ferrers • Finedon • Corby •
• Thrapston • St. Neots • Pavenham •
• Sharnbrook • Cogenhoe •
• Great Doddington •
All are within easy reach of this office.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.

Higham Ferrers room map

Milton Keynes Counselling Room

Milton Keynes Counselling Room

Our Milton Keynes counselling room is situated within DeVere’s conference facility in Newport Pagnell. It has plenty of off-street parking, reception areas, internet access and is readily accessible by those with disabilities.

Syndicate Room B14
DeVere Venues Harben
Harben House
Tickford Street
Newport Pagnell
Buckinghamshire
MK16 9EY

The room is light and spacious and furnished in a contemporary style. In addition to the room there are waiting areas with free refreshments.

• Buckinghamshire • Milton Keynes
• Stony Stratford • Newport Pagnell •
• Bletchley • Brogborough • Olney •
• Emberton • Chigheley • Lavendon •
• Sherington • Warrington • Kempston •
• Yardley Hastings • Bedford •
These towns and other surrounding towns and villages are serviced by this room.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.

Milton Keynes room map

Top of Page

Bedford Counselling
Room

Bedford Counselling Room

Our Bedford counselling room is in the centre of Bedford town and is easily accessed by local transport links. Also if you choose to travel by car there is plenty of parking.

Mayfair House
11 Lurke Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3HZ

This counselling room offers Bedford Town residents convenient and comfortable opportunity to safely work any issues that may trouble them.

• Bedfordshire • Bedford • Dunstable •
• Luton • Kempston • Leighton Buzzard •
• Biddenham • Milton Earnest •Clapham •
• Oakley • Sharnbrook • Bromham •
These towns and other surrounding towns and villages are serviced by this room.
See Contact a Counsellor for more details.

Bedford room Map

Counselling and Psychotherapy Fees from £40

TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy has a simple fee structure and we employ the same structure within all our offices including Newport Pagnell (next to Milton Keynes), Higham Ferrers (near Wellingborough and Northampton), Bedford and Canterbury. However, for those in financial difficulty, 'non-means-tested' concessions are available. Fees are payable in full in advance or at the beginning or end of the session. Cash, cheques or advance direct transfer are the only acceptable means of payment. Features:

Fee Structure: All TonicTalk services are bound by our terms and conditions and in utilising, employing or accepting any service provided by TonicTalk, its employees, partners, associates or representatives you also agree to abide by TonicTalk's terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without consultation or notice. For more information on Counselling Fees and Terms and Conditions of service; please visit our Counselling Service Fees and Terms & Conditions page.
Top of Page

Chisholm Canterbury Psychotherapy
Canterbury Counsellor Bob Chsholm

Bob Chisholm -
Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Diploma Counselling
MBACP
MA (Master of Arts degree: Religious Studies)
Area: Canterbury
Bob has a keen interest in personal, spiritual and psychological growth and development and has travelled extensively expanding his understanding of the human condition. Bob also has a strong belief in the potential for positive change and thus he developed a counselling practice that combines Buddhist insights and philosophy with Counselling and Psychotherapy to create a growthful and authentic psychotherapeutic experience.
Bob's counselling client work is characterised by a high level of empathy, commitment and congruence which he utilises to help the individual create meaningful and sustainable change in their life and relationships. Bob also has a very keen mind that he is able to use to the advantage of his clients, drawing on the client's past and present experiences he is able to gently offer insights that have the potential of engendering significant emotional and psychological change.

Read Bob’s counselling profile.
Top of Page

Professional Testimonial: “We invited Bob to become an associate because not only does he have impressive skill as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist but also because he is a highly developed and experienced individual. Bob is the epitome of a dedicated and developed counsellor.”

Over the years Bob has had great success providing counselling to resolve a variety of common to complex issues. Bob is an Integrative Buddhist and Jungian Psychotherapist who is able and willing to work with any individual and their presenting issues. Also as s part of his personal development, Bob practices and teaches Meditation and Yoga to a very high standard.

Key Points

Counselling Services
• Individual Psychotherapy • Individual Counselling •
• Anxiety Treatments • Depression Therapy • Mindfulness •
• Psychotherapeutic Dream Analysis • Abuse Counselling •
• Buddhist Psychotherapy • and more besides.

Bob’s experience includes
• Depression • Anxiety • Relationship Issues • low self worth •
• Bereavement • Childhood Abuse • Bulling • Spousal abuse •
• Physical / Emotional / Sexual / Psychological abuse •
• Abandonment issues • Panic attacks • and much more besides.
Top of Page

Bob's Canterbury Counselling Room

Bob Chisholm's Counselling and Psychotherapy room is situated in the heart of Canterbury and is easily accessed by road or public transport.

Address:
            Concorde House Clinic
            26a Stour Street
            Canterbury
            CT1 2NZ

Bob has family in Canterbury and is migrating his private practice down from Leicester. His newly established Counselling practice in Canterbury is an asset to the local community and provides a huge range of psychotherapeutic services.

• Canterbury • Hernhill • Sturry • Hersden • Wigham • Littlebourne • Petham • Chartham • Blean • Chilham • Lower Hardres • Broardoak • Bridge • Waltham • Faversham • Wickhambreaux • Ash • All are within easy reach of Bob's Canterbury Counselling office.
See Contact a Canterbury Counsellor for more details.
Top of Page

Wellingborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Lilies

About TonicTalk Counselling and Psychotherapy
Established in 2007, TonicTalk is a privately run and client funded, full-time professional Counselling and Psychotherapy service. Originally based in the three counties area of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire we have recently expanded into Canterbury. Our goal is to provide premium quality counselling services at affordable rates allowing access to the majority of people.

As a private counselling and psychotherapy service, TonicTalk is completely accountable to you, the paying public. Unlike funded services including the NHS and charities who, regardless of their success or the quality of their services, have an almost endless stream of clients and little to no accountability or viable quality control. TonicTalk would not have enjoyed the success it has or gained a reputation for excellence and quality without being able to meet the high expectations of our discerning client base. Also, we recognise that the ongoing success of TonicTalk is completely dependant on the continued provision of high quality counselling and psychotherapy services including individual, couple's and family counselling; coaching and mentoring and Anger Management.

TonicTalk is therefore dedicated to its clients and the provision of high quality counselling services. As a professional Full-Time Private Practice that only employs full-time professional counsellors and psychotherapists, TonicTalk is at the pinnacle of service provision and accountability within the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession. TonicTalk has a vested interest in quality and accountability and is here to help you achieve the happiness and peace of mind that you desire for yourself and your loved ones.

Top of Page

Counselling Practice Details

Counselling and Psychotherapy Milton Keynes Lilies