Peter Raven

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UKCP Registered/Accredited Psychotherapist & Supervisor
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Carnforth LA6 & Kendal LA9
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About me

Hello, I'm Peter and a psychotherapist with 20 years experience helping people better manage their lives and relationships, work through painful historic experiences and address the often traumatic impact of current losses and/or bereavement.

A 50 minute face to face, online or telephone consultation is offered without charge. Subsequent sessions are £50.

I work with adults from the age of 17 years. 

I offer supervision to counsellors & psychotherapists, and those undergoing training; as well as clinical supervision to professionals working in a range of educational and mental health settings.


Face to face counselling is available in either Kendal & Kirkby Lonsdale. We can also meet online or have our sessions over the telephone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2006, I completed a four-year core training in psychotherapy at 'WPF Therapy' in London. I trained for a further year at the Tavistock, also in London, focusing on the needs of clients living with trauma and/or suffering from PTSD. In 2014, I completed an accredited training in the brief therapy intervention, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).

During these interim years I have practised as a psychotherapist in various settings including the NHS, the voluntary sector and privately. I have also been a clinical manager of counselling work within an NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service; and managed counselling services attached to charitable organisations. I also work as a clinical supervisor, supporting a breadth of professionals from student counsellors to senior clinical managers.

Before embarking on a career in psychotherapy, I worked in the international development sector, with a specific focus on supporting countries, communities and individuals emerging from the impact of violent conflict and the destruction of essential services.

I am registered and accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and with the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). Strengthening my practice as a psychotherapist is an integral and a core condition of my membership of UKCP. This includes regular supervision with a senior practitioner and engaging in professional workshops and seminars.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Non-paid carers

Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Survivors/Victims of Torture


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

There is no charge for an initial online or telephone consultation. Subsequent sessions are £50. Concessionary fees may be available depending on circumstances. 

I also offer clinical supervision to counselling practitioners and managers working in health and social care settings. The fee is £75 for a 90 minute session. Reduced fees can be negotiated for student counsellors.  

When I work

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Further information

Please contact me by phone or email if you would like to discuss having some counselling.

The Lunesdale Hall, Bective Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Cumbria, LA6 2BG

Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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The therapy room in Kendal is located on the third floor of Stricklandgate House and accessed by a lift. In Kirkby Lonsdale, the room is located on the first floor of Lunesdale Hall but with no lift access.

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Peter Raven
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