Cathy Raven MBACP (Registered)
I offer counselling in a calm and peaceful setting close to the centre of Louth. I give you the space and time you need to talk about whatever difficulties you are facing, away from the pressures and demands of day to day life.
Counselling is a collaborative process and we will work together to untangle the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing. We will aim to gain insight into the issues you are dealing with, helping you to better understand what is going on. Everyone is different and the process will move at whatever pace is right for you - I don't set a limit on the number of sessions.
Asking for help can be a very difficult thing to do, but I will not judge or criticise you. I will also not offer advice or tell you what to do, but aim to help you find your own way forward.
I recognise how daunting it can be to ask for help, so if you would prefer to email me with your contact details then I will get back to you within 24hrs.
I also do home visits for clients who find it easier not to travel.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling from Lincoln College and four years experience as a counsellor working with clients facing a range of issues and difficulties.
Some of my experience as a counsellor comes from working voluntarily at The Centre for Grief & Loss in Lincoln. This involved working with clients dealing with bereavement, but also with different kinds of loss as well as a range of underlying issues. Two years ago I set up my own private counselling practice, meeting clients in a comfortable, purpose-built room near my home. I work with clients dealing with a wide range of issues including generalised anxiety, depression, family issues and emotional issues arising from health problems.
As an Associate of Fortis Therapy and Training I see children for one to one counselling in schools as well as working with adult clients at their base in Grimsby (see www.fortistherapy.co.uk).
I am a registered member of the BACP, and I am working towards accreditation with this organisation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
£30 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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At the moment I have appointments available on a Wednesday and Thursday morning. From the middle of July 2016 I will also be available on Monday and Friday mornings as well as at weekends.
Types of client