Raksha Patel-MBACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist-Talkaid Counselling

Raksha Patel-MBACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist-Talkaid Counselling

19 Highcroft Avenue

07751 265616 / 07985 488000

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About me

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
  • Self-Harm
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders - CBT
  • Working with PTSD
  • Creative tools for working with young people
  • School counsellor training
  • Couples Counselling
  • CBT Course

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Counselling Room
  • Counselling Room
  • Leaflet


  • Adults = £45.00
  • under 18’s = £40.00
  • Couples = £80.00
  • Concessions available for blocked bookings

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE2 5UH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Gujarati


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I can offer telephone counselling if accessibility is an issue for you.


Evenings - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Daytime - Thursday and Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme