Celia Ramsden

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BA (Hons) Counselling (1st Class), Dip Couns, MBACP
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Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1AU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who am I and how might counselling help-

I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I originally qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, working in clinical practice and then was a lecturer in a local college for over 20 years teaching Veterinary Nursing & providing personal support for students. Having worked closely with students of all ages, I realised how important and helpful it was to offer support by listening. I understand how life and work often become difficult to manage and having a non-judgemental person to share your worries with, can help you feel less confused and more able to make useful choices on how to move forward and live a happier life.

Having experienced the benefits of personal counselling myself, I know that it takes courage to decide to talk to a stranger and how difficult it is to pick a counsellor from so many, especially if you’ve heard about negative experiences.

Every counsellor is different and sometimes the first one you work with might not be the right match for you. It is really important to meet with a counsellor you have chosen (either in person, online or on the phone) and see how comfortable you feel talking to them. Please don't think that all counsellors are the same; we all work in different ways and there is someone right for everyone. Working with a therapist that feels right for you will give you the best opportunity to work towards a happier you.

What happens in counselling sessions?

I can offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk about anything that is causing you concern, worry, anxiety, distress or just generally bothering you. I offer face to face, online or telephone sessions. I will not judge you, give you my opinion, advice or homework, but I will offer you empathy and the time to express how you are feeling. Each session will be unique for you and no 2 sessions will ever be the same.  I will try my best to really understand what it feels like to be you and together, we will work towards understanding how you have ended up feeling this way and how you might be able to change how you feel.  Together we can discover the right choices to lead you to a happier life.

Addition specialist therapy- Pet Bereavement therapy.

Being both a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Counsellor enables me to also offer an understanding to bereaved pet owners that are struggling following the loss of their loyal companion. Owners can also be anxious about pets requiring general anaesthesia for surgery or with terminal illness and when is the right time to say goodbye. Sometimes other people in our lives might not understand why you feel the way you do about your pet and perhaps sharing your feelings with them is difficult. I can offer you a compassionate space to express your thoughts and feelings about your pet and how much you are affected by his/her passing away.

Support for College/University students-

Studying at college at any level and meeting deadlines or assessments can be extremely stressful and juggling your studies with life and (if you're an apprentice) work is often difficult. As an experienced college lecturer and practical examiner, I can offer a genuine understanding and offer support whilst you study.

I also offer workshops to groups, providing information on well-being, resilience and stress management.

Counselling & support for Veterinary Professionals- Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary students and new graduates.

Working in veterinary practice can be extremely demanding and sometimes the stress associated can cause the need to take time off and recharge. Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences in the veterinary profession. Being a qualified RVN (and having worked in veterinary practice for many years) gives me the experience to understand your feelings and help you find the best way to balance work and life.  Having someone that understands the stresses of the veterinary profession to talk to, might help you work through your feelings and keep your personal life less affected.

Supervision for counsellors, student counsellors and health professionals.

As a supervisor, I offer support sessions to Counsellors, counselling students and other health professionals, enabling the opportunity to discuss work and practice professionally.  

I am the clinical supervisor for Cornwall Counselling Institute and offer supervision to groups of counselling students.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons (1st Class) Counselling Studies
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Level 5)
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Helping Skills (NCFE)
  • Childhood Grief & Loss Levels 1 & 2
  • Cornwall Rape & Sexual Abuse Training Programme
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training
  • Certificate in Education
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse; Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Sessional work; working 1:1 and groups at The Dreadnought Young Peoples Centre.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement therapy & preparing for the loss of a pet.

Support for Veterinary Professionals

Support for students

Support for teachers


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I can offer an initial introductory session, so that we can get to know each other and see if we feel comfortable working together for more sessions- £25

Other sessions will each be 50 minutes and the fee is £45  

Packages are available at a reduced rate

Fees are reviewed annually. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 7pm

It is sometimes possible to arrange  sessions outside of these hours. 

Further information

I work in a private, comfortable room within a Therapy Centre that offers a variety of other personal therapies. Therefore, if you are worried about keeping your attendance private, no one will know which type of therapy appointment you are having.

You can either e-mail me via this website or telephone me to arrange an initial session. We will then decide a suitable time to suit you.

There is no obligation to continue with sessions after the initial meet session and you can have as few or as many sessions as you require.  Sessions do not have to be weekly, they can be arranged to work with you.

Cornish Therapy Centre, Forthnoweth, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms



In person

I offer Person-Centred supervision to counsellors, student counsellors and other healthcare professionals.

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Celia Ramsden
Celia Ramsden