Louise Ravenscroft

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Dip.Couns. MBACP. MNCPS (Accred).
Available for new clients
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Stamford PE9 & Bedford MK44
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety? Are you currently struggling with Depression, Bereavement, Stress, Trauma, Burnout or feelings of stuckness and unsure how to get help?

I am a registered BACP and accredited NCPS Counselling Therapist qualified in Person-Centred Counselling. I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate for work with children and adults and I am insured. I am passionate about my work and love to read. I am committed to doing my absolute best, and as part of that, I am continually learning and developing in my profession to offer you, my clients, the benefit of current and up to date knowledge, skills and experience.

No issue, concern or problem is ever too small or seemingly too big. I hope you find all the information you are looking for here however all enquiries are welcome and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and certainly within 24 hours ! I do offer a lower flat rate for students studying a recognised face to face counselling course and I am also able to offer a reduced rate for those requiring assistance and on a low income.

My main areas of work centre around Bereavement, Trauma Stress/Burnout for adults, children and adolescents. Other areas of my work include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional and Physical Burnout
  • Family Problems
  • Loss/Grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relational Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Related Stress

Choice of locations for face to face work: I am based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. This is accessible by car, bus or train from other parts of Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and London.

I am also located in Cople, Bedfordshire.

Due to my understanding of busy personal and work lifestyles I am able to offer sessions in and out of normal working hours to include unsocial hours, please ask for current availability.

I am able to provide face to face at a choice of locations, online or telephone counselling. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My own counselling journey started as a client, I wanted to understand myself better, have a better understanding of my place in the world around me and explore my own life experiences. Before embarking on my journey in becoming a counsellor I have worked within the NHS both in emergency and urgent care, this work highlighted to me the keen interest I developed in mental health and wanted to enhance my skills, knowledge and experience to help in a different way. During my counselling career I have worked with the NHS, a Child and Adolescent Bereavement Service and with Rape Crisis, all of which have afforded me in depth experience with children, adolescents and adults experiencing bereavement, grief, loss, relational issues and trauma. I am experienced in working with extreme emotions and those that find it difficult to communicate feelings and emotions. Due to years of shift patterns, I am also attuned to the fact that everyone has a different life schedule. With this in mind, I am taking new clients and able to offer flexibility when arranging counselling sessions. Please get in touch for current availability.

Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling
  • Specialist Trauma Training
  • Existential Therapy Training
  • Safeguarding Level 1, 2 & 3
  • DASH Training
  • Mental Health Training
  • Therapeutic Art Diploma
  • Body Language Diploma
  • First Aid Training
  • Basic Life Support Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Each session is 50 minutes:

  • Face to Face - £65.00
  • Online/Telephone - £65.00
  • 10% discount for Armed Forces and Emergency Services
  • Counselling Students - £35.00
  • Clients on a low income - To be discussed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please get in touch for the most up to date and current availability for either the Stamford or Bedford practices or online/telephone availability.

Further information

  • Counselling students, including those that require a counsellor working in person centred modality are charged at a flat rate: £35 per session. (Evidence from your training provider will secure this lower rate).

​Please note: You must be taking a core practitioner training course in counselling. I cannot offer lower rates to those studying psychology, hypnotherapy, social work or coaching at this time and your course must be one year full time or two years part time where it is classroom based with at least 70% face to face tuition.

  • ​I strongly believe that counselling should be available to all, if you are on a low income please get in touch to discuss further and I will do my best to assist with reduced rates. (Evidence of low income is required at your initial assessment appointment if our work continues over 6 months a review of evidence will be required).​
  • Flexible and varying session times are available to fit in with most lifestyles.

Please note: All bookings will be charged at the full session rate for non attendance without prior cancellation notice of more than 48hrs in advance.

The Broad Street Practice Ltd, 20-21 Broad Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1PG

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Louise Ravenscroft
Louise Ravenscroft