Teresa Raven MBACP Registered & Accredited

Teresa Raven MBACP Registered & Accredited

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Leighton Buzzard

07960 090113

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Leighton Buzzard

07960 090113

About me

Do you experience anxiety, work based stress, depression, low mood, generalised anxiety disorder, suicidal thoughts, an overwhelming sense of loss or bereavement or relationship problems?

I have many years counselling experience working to support people to gain a greater awareness of how to overcome their difficulties and to live happier lives.

The way I work:
I specialise in short-term focused therapy and have gained my experience in this type of therapy from working privately, and for the NHS and Employment Assistance Programmes. Short-term therapy is very effective for focusing on a particular problem such as anxiety and, working towards a solution.

When counselling, I will:

  • work professionally, confidentially and therapeutically with you
  • help you to identify the goals you want to work towards
  • help you to focus on your problems and work towards a solution
  • help you to look towards the future and put in place resources to support you with any problems that may occur
  • keep my skills and experience up-to-date so that I can work with you effectively

The first session is 50 minutes and costs £15 - this is what usually happens:

I'll talk to you about confidentiality and then we talk about how you are feeling and how this is affecting your life. I listen very carefully to what you are saying and together we start to build a picture of what you would like to change in your life and how counselling can support you to make those changes.

Sometimes, clients want to talk about very significant past events such as abuse or trauma. Counselling gives you a safe, contained and non-judgemental space to do just that. Counselling allows you to hear your story and I will support and help you understand and get to grips with your past and help you to look forward, and to make changes and to live a more content life.

Counselling is a very individual process. Finding a counsellor to fit your needs is important. I feel that you need the first session to decide if we can work together to meet your goals.

The type of problems I'm experienced working with:
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and I would very much like to help you to resolve a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, social anxiety, health anxiety, death anxiety, panic, and excessive worrying.

Training, qualifications & experience

I decided to train as a psychodynamic counsellor as I'm really interested in how relationships and attachments formed in childhood can affect our present day relationships. I'm also interested in key life events and how we build up resources and resilience to help us when we experience difficulties such as a bereavement, abuse or stress.
Through therapy, you can draw on your past to help you move on in the present. Noticing what has happened in your past gives you more chance of making changes to how you want to live now!

My qualifications include:

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (PgD) with Commendation.
First Class Honours Degree in Psychology with English BSc (Hons).
Certificate in Mediation Skills. Oxford Cambridge RSA Examinations.

I also use the following therapies:
Emotional Freedom Technique
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional Freedom Technique
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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  • The therapy room
  • St Judes Physiotherapy Clinic
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Concession for the initial 50 minute consultation: £15

Each further 50 minute session: £45

Concessions for blocks of 4, 6, 8 and 10 sessions paid in advance.

I also provide long term counselling and I am happy to discuss this with you at the initial consultation.

Maps & Directions

Leighton Buzzard, LU7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments are available.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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