'Just be yourself...everyone else is already taken.'
Oscar Wilde

Welcome to Just Be Yourself Counselling

A Little About Me
Hello, my name is Bhavna Raithatha. I offer Psychotherapy, Coaching, Clinical Supervision, Training and Critical Incidence Debriefing. I offer appointments to clients based around the world via Zoom, telephone and face to face in Newquay, Cornwall. An initial meeting begins by exploring your needs and expectations and enabes you to ask any questions. Couples counselling sessions are also available for those interested in addressing relationship issues whether in a new or years-long relationship.

I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor trained in a number of clinical approaches including Person-Centred Counselling, I deal with depression, anxiety, relationship and workplace issues amongst others and tailor my counselling practice to your specific needs. I also incorporate approaches from Eastern Philosophy and other dynamic methods to help you get on with your life as quickly as possible.

I have been counselling across the UK and in Cornwall for over 25 years and have worked with a diverse range of clients from around the world, of all ages, presenting with a host of issues from day to day emotional issues, anxiety, depression and panic to extreme trauma. There is little I have not heard of or worked with, so be assured that I will not be shocked by anything you say nor judge you in any way. I have extensive experience in the private, corporate and voluntary sector.

I am qualified to a high level with an MSc in Counselling Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I am also a qualified Adult Educator with over 26 years of teaching experience in colleges across London and the Southwest. Additionally, I work with a number of national and international EAPs and am a Critical Incident Debriefer with experience of working with individual workplace and major incidents including supporting rescue personnel and survivors after the London Bombings, survivors of the Rwandan Genocide and UK based families affected by the 9/11 tragedy in New York as well as supporting organisations, staff and families coping with fatalities in the workplace.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and am bound by their stringent codes of ethics and practice. I am also covered by insurance to practice.

What is Counselling About?

Counselling is about taking time to explore what is going on in your world that is affecting some, or many significant aspects of your life including relationships, work, friendships etc. We will work together in addressing what is going on so that you can control and enjoy your journey towards a new you.

What Does Counselling Cover?

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Abuse, Neglect, Trauma, PTSD, Bereavement and Loss, Personal and Professional Relationships, Work Related Issues, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Gender Identity and Diversity, Individual and Couple Counselling Sessions, Short, Medium and Long Term Support.

Other Services Available

Corporate Training - Work-Life issues, Team Building, Diversity and Inclusion, Supporting Women in Leadership, Mental Health and Well-being Coaching, Enhancing HR -Employee Relationships, Coping With Change, Individual and Team Performance Issues, Critical Incidence Debriefs ~ Individual, Group, Corporate and Private Staff Training in Customer Relations, Communication, Self Care and Resilience.


Therapy with Just Be Yourself RM Cornwall

'Talking to a perfect stranger about myself was not easy initially but I realised very quickly that this agency really does believe that to Just Be Yourself is the way forward. Bhavna's warm and gentle presence gave me the confidence to be myself; I felt comfortable and relaxed and did not feel I was being judged, rather, I was being encouraged to express my innermost thoughts and feelings in a place of safety. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone who needs help to move forward.'

Uplifting Experience! O London

'Bhavna is a warm, sincere and empathetic counsellor and person and I would highly recommend her. She made me feel like I didn't have to struggle alone and that I am at all times allowed to be myself and tend to my needs at my own pace. She made me feel like I am not crazy and actually a valuable person, who had very rational reasons for the difficulties I was going through and helped me with my mindset to get through them. while remaining sensitive to my personal style and interests.'

Professional, Warm and Productive Counselling Jay - Somerset

'Professional and productive counselling that allows you to work through and explore issues at your own pace. Bhavna is fabulous and positive. This is the first counselling experience I've had that helps you make real progress and move life forward. I recommend Bhavna highly.'

Just Be Yourself Counselling Practice Chris Sheperd - UK

'My first meeting with Bhavna was when I was a student of Counselling & Psychology. I am in no doubt that Bhavna's subject knowledge, academic approach and insight contributed to my own BSc 1st Class Hons Degree. I was so impressed with Bhavna's skills I subsequently requested her supervision. Just Be Yourself Counselling Practice offered me a confidential, non-judgemental, emphatic and respectful environment which allowed me to both accurately consider my own experiences whilst also facilitating personal and professional development. Should your concerns be historic or current, be as a result of life events or associated with poor mental health Just Be Yourself Counselling will facilitate a programme tailor made for you to talk and reflect freely in a warm and secure environment. Chris Shepherd - Coordinator - The Sanctuary - Self Help Services. www.selfhelpservices.org.uk'

Warm, Positive and Intelligent Counsellor Name Withheld London

'Bhavna has been an excellent support through a difficult period for me. She came highly recommended to me by a friend who was suffering a bereavement and relationship break up. I contacted her after a divorce and her absolute warmth and wisdom, really helped me to turn a corner. She is very open-minded and gently but firmly offers her support. I very much recommend you give her a try.'

To book an appointment or for further information (not found on the website), please get in touch via the contacts page.