Hello and a warm welcome. My name is Teresa Raven. I am a counsellor with over 14 years experience. I also provide EMDR Services to help people heal from trauma. I am fully trained, I have a current DBS certificate and I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I work ethically.
I have changed the way I work due to the pandemic, and I am currently offering therapy sessions through online video consultation, or by telephone. I have started to work 'face to face' but do not currently have any of these appointments available.
It has been very important to me that in the pandemic clients working in front line services could access counselling support, so I have offered concessionary rates to staff working in the NHS, police and ambulance services. I do not have anymore concessionary appointments available currently.
Please continue to scroll down to find out more about what I do, and my working methods.
About me, and locations
I am based in Bedfordshire in Leighton Buzzard, Mentmore and in Eaton Bray, near Dunstable.
I mainly offer sessions via video and telephone. I have trained in Online Counselling which ensures I work ethically online. I work with people aged 18 and over. I work with individuals.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). I have professional civil liability insurance. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and follow the GDPR. You can find me on the BACP voluntary register by following the link below.
My Qualifications & some of my Continued Professional Development:
BSC Psychology (with English) First Class Honours Degree: 2002
Certificate in Counselling: CBT & Transactional Analysis: 2005
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling: Psychodynamic & Person-Centred: 2007
Certificate in Mediation Skills: 2010
EMDR Training Parts 1, 2 & 3: Richman EMDR Training: Completed in 2019
Group Traumatic Episode Protocol EMDR: 2020
Memory Reconsolidation, the Flash Technique & EMDR 2020
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis: 2020
OCST 4 Online Counselling: 2021
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy: 2018
8 Week Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course: 2013
My registered and accredited status with the BACP means that I work according to the BACP’s ethical framework, holding your best interests in mind. I do risk-assess to decide if online therapy is suitable.
I have extensive experience counselling across a range of age, social, cultural and ethnic groups. I work integratvely using psychodynamic, person-centred, CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also use Mindfulness. I am trained in and use Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a treatment for trauma and recognised as a treatment by NICE.
I can help you with a range of personal issues including the following:
abuse, anxiety, abortion, affairs & betrayals, anger management, bereavement, childhood abuse, chronic ill-health, depression, death anxiety, difficult working relationships, domestic violence, emotional regulation, family relationships, long term health problems, low self esteem & confidence, miscarriage, postpartum depression, relationship problems, separation & divorce, sexuality, stress, trauma, and work related stress.
EMDR & Counselling
EMDR is a well researched protocol for treating PTSD & trauma. It also incorporates strategies and resources to help regulate emotions and helps to re-wire your brain.
I offer long and short term counselling. I work with warmth & compassion and I hold a non-judgemental space where you can explore your difficulties and make changes to your life.
I work with people who can commit to a weekly appointment.
Sessions can be booked weekly, or in blocks.
Single sessions for psycho-education are also available.
Private Healthcare & Employment Assistance
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP), I work with organisations offering Employer Assistance programmes (EAP) either 'in-person', by telephone, or by video.
I am also a provider for BUPA and AXA. Please contact your healthcare provider and then me with your pre-authorisation number.
I am registered with a number of EAP providers, and would welcome the oportunity to discuss your organisations requirements. Please contact me if you require additional information.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I keep my knowledge up to date and my pricing reflects my experience and training.
Counselling is a commitment, so please consider if you are ready for regular, weekly appointments or if you are looking for one or two sessions.
Payment is made by bank transfer on the day, or in advance to secure the appointment.
Sessions can be booked individually, and start at £60 per 50 minutes. Evening sessions can cost more.
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