Melissa Sedmak MBACP, Bedford Bridge Counselling

I grew up in a patriarchal society and have had to break-free from the pre-determined expectations around me. I have lived in different cultures. I have travelled widely. I have had to discover how to live my own life rather than someone else’s – and I believe that has been the most helpful thing to me as a therapist (particularly as I first qualified as an engineer!).

I am a Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, and also the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy. Information relating to both of these documents can be found at:

Training, qualifications experience


Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, The Albany Centre, St. Albans

Certificate in Embodied Therapeutic Practice, Robert Downes & The Albany Centre, St. Albans

PhD in Change Management and Communication, UK

MSc and MEng in Mechanical Engineering, UK/Serbia

Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, Sydney, Australia

Member organisations
Accredited register membership
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Identity / gender identity
  • Neurodiversity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Therapies offered


Free initial online session

Additional information

£50 for 50 minutes. Missed and cancelled sessions are payable in full if less that 48 hours notice has been given by email or text. As currently sessions take place online, the payment by bank transfer also needs to be completed 48h in advance of the session.