Individual and Couple Counselling in Bude

If you live in North Cornwall or any of the surrounding areas of Devon, it may help you to know a little more about Bude Counselling Room. My name is Barry Bendell, all my clients know me as ‘Baz’. I offer individual and couple therapy at an easily accessible, yet private location in Bude. I am a “Relate Certified Counsellor”.

Some time before forming Bude Counselling Room, I worked for Relate, a well known national relationship counselling agency as a volunteer counsellor. I was trained by them at Herbert Gray College in Rugby. In fact, I was their counsellor at the Neetside Centre in Bude for a number of years until I moved on. I received further training from other agencies and continued to practice in the voluntary sector. I now work in the private sector with clients who have various needs, both individuals and couples. Many clients come to me after finding this website, through word-of-mouth recommendation, or through an Employee Assistance Program.

I have daytime and evening appointments available and you can book a face-to-face consultation at a time that is convenient to you. You can then begin to truly understand the issues affecting your life, and how you can start to make things better. It is always easier for you, once we meet as I feel sure you will realise just how friendly and considerate I am.

When you are deciding to see a counsellor it may feel like a difficult thing to do. You may believe you should be able to solve your own problems by yourself. Perhaps your friends are sympathetic but you would like an outside perspective. I am experienced and qualified and yet I believe that my most valuable asset is life experience. Having faced and overcome many challenges in life, it has left me with a belief that helping others into greater awareness and liberation from fear and uncertainty is not just a job, it is a passion and a way of life!

I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and and follow their ethical framework for good practice. I am on the BACP register of counsellors approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.


About the Counsellor

Barry J Bendell Cert CC Relate, MBACP







What is it you need help with?







A better life!