Raksha Patel-Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist- Talkaid Counselling Services
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Photos & videos
- Please contact me to discuss fees
- Concessions available for blocked bookings
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer telephone counselling if accessibility is an issue for you.
Evenings - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Daytime - Thursday and Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|