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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I am a qualified psychotherapist with over 10 years post qualification experience. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have an immense amount of experience working with all different kinds of people with many different problems including anxiety, stress, relationship problems, low mood, abuse, trauma, depression, stress, conflict, relationship problems, bereavement, chronic health conditions and death anxiety.
I work confidentially with you to understand your difficulties and find solutions, helping you live a happier life.
Counselling gives you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I am resilient and can listen to your problems and emotional distress. This validates your experiences and gives you strength in yourself and confidence to change, carry on and re-connect to your values and what you find important in your life.
I work in Leighton Buzzard and Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder; panic attacks; stress; work based stress & conflict; trauma; childhood abuse; relationship problems; bereavement; low mood; depression; low self esteem; disordered eating; addictions; perfectionism; procrastination; long-term health conditions; relaxation & Mindfulness;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
Previously worked for Lea Vale Health as a counsellor for Talking Therapies in Liverpool Road Health Centre, Luton, Bedfordshire from October 2012 until March 2016.
Psychodynamic therapy interests me as relationships and attachments from childhood can affect our present day relationships. I'm also interested in key life events and how we build up resources and resilience to help us when we experience difficulties such as a bereavement, abuse or stress.
Through therapy, you can draw on your past to help you move on in the present. Noticing what has happened in your past gives you more chance of making changes to how you want to live now!
(Additional) Languages spoken
Courses offered to GPs
How counselling can help with work-based stress, anxiety, long term medical conditions, unexplained pain, relationship problems, bereavement, crisis,trauma etc
Mindfulness -how practising Mindfulness can bring peace from ruminations, over worrying and can assist with focus and concentration.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (PgD) with Commendation. University of Hertfordshire 2007
- First Class Honours Degree in Psychology with English BSc (Hons Luton University 2002
- Certificate in Mediation Skills. Oxford Cambridge RSA Examinations 2010
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Registered Member Accredited British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Affiliated counsellor with the following Employment Assistant Providers:
Work Place Options
- 18 High Street, Eaton Bray, Nr Dunstable, LU6 2DN
- 09:00 - 19:00
- 07960 090113
- St Judes Physiotherapy Clinic 26 Lake Street...
- 09:00 - 19:00
- 07960 090113
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: Ravencounselling