Welcome to Ratcliffe & Brown

We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy of improved mental health and wellbeing for our community.

We do this by focusing on three areas:

  • Developing the counsellors of tomorrow. We provide a unique and supportive environment for trainee counsellors to grow in a nurturing safe space. By enhancing their training experience, we ensure our community has a longer-lasting and more diverse professional mental health team.
  • The resilience of our frontline workers. For a community to have good mental health resources, we have to take care of our mental health workers. Ratcliffe & Brown proactively engage with frontline staff and their families to prevent burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue.
  • Building bridges within the patchwork of community resources. We partner with existing community resources to make lasting changes. Social prescribing has become an essential part of the support network available to our community, and an invaluable tool for providing free services to the more deprived areas of our community. Ratcliffe & Brown is proud to be an important provider of unique services fuelling the social prescribing model.

We are the change we wish to see. The lasting legacy starts today.

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How We Can Help


We accept referrals from all Social Prescribers. Fill in our simple form to get your patient support today.

Support Packages

Our support packages are designed to work within established organisations such as colleges and universities.


To apply for a Trainee Counsellor placement, visit our "Placement Opportunities" page to submit your application.

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Trainee Counsellor Placements 2024

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A huge thank you to CCF for their continuing support.

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Previous Customers We've Helped

I didn't believe in therapy or telling people my problems but my experience with Ratcliffe & Brown changed everything. Thank you for giving me the help I needed and for sticking with me even when I was a grump.

- B

I wanted to say a massive thank you to Ratcliffe & Brown. Thank you to Michelle for seeing something in me during our interview and giving me the opportunity to be part of a truly amazing company. Thank you to Rachel for the unique and eye-opening training. And for all…

- Arlene

Ratcliffe & Brown CIC was my first placement and I have and would highly recommend them to any students looking for a placement. They ensure that you are prepared from day 1 with a robust training programme. There is support every step of the way, along with monthly team meetings and…

- Tanisha

Ratcliffe and Brown has been an asset in my study and my journey as qualifying as a counsellor. The training before hand, is something I come back to time and time again and the domestic violence training inspired a presentation requirement as part of my college course. Rachel and Michelle…

- Dani

I was given a brilliant counsellor called Yorkshire Joanne. She is really caring and understanding and very knowledgeable. I really appreciate what she is doing for me building my self-confidence. I originate from Yorkshire so having Joanne is great.

- E