Professional, confidential counselling for individuals in a comfortable, private space.

A safe, confidential space to talk about anything that is causing you concern, worry, anxiety, stress, or just keeps you awake at night.  Together we can explore your troubles and discover the right choices to lead you to a happier life.

About me

I originally trained as a Veterinary Nurse and spent many years in clinical practice caring for animals. I then taught Veterinary Nursing for 23 years at a local college, working with students of all ages and helping them gain their professional qualification. This time working with students and visiting veterinary professionals in their workplaces, made me realise that all sorts of stress and worries interfere with a person’s happiness. Low self-esteem, depression, unhappiness, distress and under achievement can all result from holding in thoughts and feelings and ‘trying to be strong’ often has devastating effects. 

My own work stress and personal life experiences led me to seek professional help and the dramatic difference in how I felt, resulted in my decision to train and become a qualified counsellor.

Celia Ramsden

BA (Hons), Dip Couns

Registered member of the BACP

I have trained for many years and achieved a BA (Hons) 1st class in Counselling and Counselling Supervision and a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I’ve worked at the Dreadnought Centre with children and young people on a 1:1 basis and with groups of autistic young people.  I completed training and worked with clients at Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (now CLEAR) I completed training at Penhaligon’s Friends, Childhood Bereavement Support Centre. I remain a Registered Veterinary Nurse, which enables me to offer an additional service to both bereaved pet owners and veterinary professionals experiencing work related stress.
BACP Certified
Share your worries, fears and troubles and work towards a happier life.

Boost your self-esteem

I believe that all people can benefit from talking to a therapist. As individuals we are very willing to go to the doctor if we feel unwell or are experiencing pain. If you are struggling at home with family or relationships, at work or college with stress, general anxiety, low self-esteem or ‘just not feeling yourself’ or losing sleep, I’m hopeful that talking to me can help you work out what might be causing your upset and we can work together to help you feel better.

Contact me

What is counselling and how it might help?

Having experienced the benefits of personal counselling myself, I know that the most difficult part is deciding which counsellor to work with, making the appointment and then actually turning up.  Some people have had bad experiences seeing a counsellor in the past, but all counsellors are unique and work in different ways; I believe there is someone to help everyone. Nobody should be forced to see a counsellor and so you need to be ready to talk and motivated to change the way you feel.
As a Person Centred counsellor I will not judge anything you say or give my opinion.  I will not give you homework, but will offer you a safe, confidential space to talk about anything that is causing you concern, worry, anxiety, stress or just keeps you awake at night. I believe that together we can explore your troubles and discover the right choices to lead you to a happier life. Everyone deserves to enjoy life!

What I can help you with?

I can help you with various issues including Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Loss, Health related issues, Infertility, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV Spirituality, Stress, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Trauma, Work related issues, Self-esteem. 
General Counselling

General counselling

If you are struggling at home with family or relationships, at work or college with stress, general anxiety, low self-esteem...
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Pet bereavement, grief & loss therapy

Pet bereavement, grief and loss therapy

The bond we have with our pet is individual to each of us and each member of the family might react differently...
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Student Support

Student support

I am currently employed as Clinical Supervisor for Cornwall Counselling Institute students, facilitating group supervision session, both online and face to face.
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Veterinarian Support

Support for veterinary professionals

Being a Registered Veterinary Nurse gives me the ability to understand your feelings and help you find the best way to regain a healthy work, life balance...
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Supervision for counsellors and healthcare professionals

I can provide supervision to groups or individuals requiring the opportunity to discuss their practice...
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Group Workshop

Group workshops

I can work with groups (either in a workplace or classroom setting), offering workshops to help with well-being, stress and resilience.
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Pet bereavement, grief and loss therapy

Preparing for the loss of your pet and bereavement counselling

Pet bereavement support

Memories may fade, but they will never leave us completely. Treasure all the memories you shared.
Our pets offer us companionship, unconditional love and an ever-listening ear. They often spend many years with the family and they never judge, give advice or tell us what to do. Therefore, when it is time to say goodbye, we understandably often miss them hugely and experience emotional distress, often more than when a person passes away.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy
Emotion focused therapy
Person centred

Clients I work with

Older adults
Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work
Online counselling
Short-term face-to-face work
Telephone counselling

Client testimonials

  • I was recommended to Celia through a close friend at a time when I couldn’t see a way forward with life and wasn’t sure that I wanted to go on.   Celia was patient, kind and considerate and gave me strategies to cope.  Celia remembers everything, without note taking, so she is totally focussed on you and creating the right outcomes for you. Thank you Celia, for rescuing me.
  • After saying goodbye to my dog Muffin it felt like my world collapsed around me, the grief was overwhelming and I couldn’t see a way of getting through the pain I was feeling.  Celia’s support and guidance helped me navigate my emotions and find a way of coping and understanding what had happened.  I left our sessions a little stronger each time and her experience as both a counsellor and Veterinary Nurse gave a really valuable perspective on what I was experiencing.  Her compassion, knowledge and practical advice made such a difference and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.
  • Celia is a very professional person, kind and an excellent listener.  The help she gave me at a difficult time was invaluable.  I would not hesitate to recommend her as a counsellor.
  • I want to thank you for all you’ve done for me.  You have given me my life and I will be forever grateful.

How to get started?


Call or schedule an appointment online

Call me on 07512 080032  (or book an appointment online) and tell me what you are having difficulty with.


Confirm apppoinment

I can suggest the therapy that best suits you. We can schedule and confirm a session as per the availability and your convenience.


Meet me

Meet me and discuss your concern and what causing this. I believe that together we can explore your troubles and discover the right choices to lead you to a happier life. Everyone deserves to enjoy life!
Arrange an initial session
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