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Tal Raven M.BACP.DIP.BA(hons)
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile; I am a fully qualified and registered Counsellor with over 11 years experience helping people through all types of emotional concerns.
I am offering a confidential counselling service for couples or individuals in the Yorkshire and Bridlington region.
I have a non-judgemental and accepting approach. I am good at listening and supporting and will help you identify negative emotions or behaviours that will enable you to move towards growth and fulfilment in your life.
One of the most important parts of your journey is for you to connect and feel at ease with me, therefore I am offering an initial 30-minute confidential assessment free of charge, so you can meet with me and decide for yourself. This gives you the opportunity for us to highlight areas of concern that you may have and for me to hear how you would like things to progress and whether my counselling process is appropriate for your needs.
As a counsellor, I abide by the ethical framework required by the BACP, my networking abilities and my experience within the community has given me the insight and skills to work with people from all types of social and ethnic backgrounds.
I am an experienced health trainer and have helped motivate many people in areas of nutrition, mental health and lack of physical activity. A large part of my ethos and training has been to examine human behavioural patterns, exploring the barriers and different theories that trigger negative responses that continually make a person unhappy. When we become aware of our barriers change can happen towards a happier and healthier life.
I am enthusiastic about the service I provide and have a good relationship with ancillary and signposting services within the community; using my excellent communication skills to help direct clients to the right areas of additional support.
I do have dyslexia and found that this has not stopped me with my written or verbal skills. I have found that it has helped in building trust with clients who have dyslexia, can't read or write, or any disability, it makes me human and not perfect which people can relate to.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Experience is such that for the last 7 years I have worked with clients that have suffered many different issues, which includes Childhood/Adult Sexual Abuse, Mental or Physical Abuse and Rape. Survivors of sexual abuse may battle with depression and become involved with substance abuse, alcohol or self-harm as a way of coping with their predicament. Unfortunately, these coping methods are temporary and may harm the survivor further.

My Qualifications
Diploma in Counselling Study and Skills.
Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Counselling Studies.
See my other courses and areas of expertise.
As part of my continued professional development (CPD) I have just completed Level 2 understanding Autism and Level 2 in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities. 
I hold an enhanced CRB disclosure and I am insured.
I am committed to helping you and follow the new guidelines within the ethical framework of the BACP (July 2016) that are designed to help and support you through the counselling process.
One of my other passions is teaching Counselling; at present I am delivering the level 3 Diploma at Bridlington College and level 4 Degree at Beverly College in Counselling skills. This keeps me up to date with all the new theory’s and new perspectives and research within the field of counselling.
If I sound like the kind of counsellor you would like to see, please drop me a line or give me a call. Early appointments available weekly.
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