Raksha Patel-MBACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist-Talkaid Counselling
How can Counselling help?
Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed. If you are struggling in life and want to think and feel differently about your situation, then counselling may help by working through your issues. Experiences can often cause strong feelings of anger, fear or pain and by talking and understanding your individual situation you can begin to lessen the pain. Counselling may help you to manage the anxiety, anger and any other emotions you may be experiencing, by working together we can look at areas that you would like to work on, to enable you to find ways of coping.
How can I help?
I will provide you with support and understanding to help you through your journey. I offer clients a safe place to fully explore thoughts, feelings, issues, fears, difficulties, choices and opportunities by allowing you to talk confidentially and be heard and listened to without being judged, enabling you to understand your feelings which may be causing you distress and by giving you greater self-awareness and sense of empowerment, leading you to make more meaningful changes in your life.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a registered member of BACP. I hold a current DBS and fully insured and attend regular CPD training courses for my professional development.
I have over 16 years experience of working with young people within school environment. I also have vast experience of working with adults supporting them with emotions of rape, domestic violence trauma and complex issues. I also offer couples relationship counselling.
My private practice is located in Oadby, with client parking and is easily accessible by public transport.
What can you expect from your first session?
An informal chat to discuss what you would like from counselling. To see if I am the right counsellor for you as it is important to find a therapist that you can trust and feel comfortable with. Call or email me to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- ABC Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Concepts.
Continued Professional Development
- Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
- Equality and Diversity
- Mental Health Policy
- Child Protection Awareness in Education
- Preventing Bullying Behaivour
- Protecting Vulnerable Adults
- Children's Rights
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Hearing Voices and Paranoia
- Suicidal Awareness
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders - CBT
- Working with PTSD
- Creative tools for working with young people
- School counsellor training
- Couples Counselling
- CBT Course
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Adults = £50.00
- under 18’s = £45.00
- Couples = £70.00
- Concessions available for blocked bookings