Rosie Craven

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MBACP (Accredited) R U Counselling
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Leicester, LE1
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

What is Counselling:

Counselling offers the space to explore the depth of your emotions to discover the roots and patterns to your processing. This helps to build on your internal strength and work towards positive change.

About Me:

Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Rosie and I am an Integrative Counsellor. My focuses are in Psychodynamic and Person Centered Approaches which enable me to offer a tailor-made approach to counselling that best suits your therapeutic needs. I specialise in working with LGBT+ Identities through my further training and experience of working for The Leicester LGBT Counsellor as a specialist LGB+ Counsellor and Trans Adult Counsellor.

Short and Long Term  Options:

You may wish to engage with counselling in a way that works as a short term 'tune up' of life strategies to help and manage current difficulties, or possibly with long term exploration work to get to the core of deep difficulties. All sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually weekly.

LGBT+ Counselling:

Navigating your sexuality and/or gender identity can sometimes feel like swimming the deepest oceans. It can feel isolating, relationships may change and the need for human connection goes unmet. I work in a way that is positive and empowering, to build on your inner strength.

My Experience:

I worked as an Integrative Counsellor at The Leicester LGBT Centre for 5 years. This has given me the knowledge, experience, training and passion to work positively and effectively with LGBT+ individuals. I also offer workshops to other counsellors that focus on working with LGBT+ Clients. I have my own private practice on New Walk called RUCounselling which has been running for 2 years and established with the support of The Princes Trust.

What to expect in your first session:

We will complete an assessment form, which will look at an overview of your current situation. This session is different to a counselling session as I will ask about different parts of your life rather than focusing on one particular issue.  After this assessment session, I will ask you to reflect on how it has felt for you and ask you to email me after a couple of days reflection if you would like to engage with therapy. I will then send over the counselling contracts and we will begin the counselling process. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The University of Leicester where I gained my degree in Integrative Counselling. The training focused on Psychodynamic and Person Centered Approaches  

I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor for 6 years. I gained my experience at The Leicester LGBT Centre and continue to practice through my own private work, R U Counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender Identity 

Coming Out

LGBT+ Discrimination and Hate Crimes


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I charge £50 per session, payment can be made via bank transfer, cash or card payment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening Sessions : 4:30pm - 5:20pm

Further information

I am very passionate about LGBT+ awareness and inclusion. I have been fortunate enough to gain the opportunity to offer LGBT+ Workshops with Vaughan College to practitioners wanting to work with the community.

Leicester, LE1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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