New Chairperson


Raphael is delighted to announce the appointment of David Arden as its new Chairman, with effect from 9th May 2021.


David has been the Chief Executive of the S&P Sephardi community for the past 3 years and prior to that was a strategic delivery advisor in the Cabinet Office. David brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate and charity governance, communal leadership, public affairs and organisational transformation. David commented “I am delighted to have been selected as the next Chairman of Raphael. Against the backdrop of the most emotionally challenging year in modern history, counselling services are needed now more than ever and I am privileged with the honour of advancing the charity to support and benefit those most in need."

A listening ear when life is tough

Why don't more people know about a counselling service for the Jewish community, asks Gaby Koppel

Miriam* had always thought of herself as a “counselling sceptic” until an acrimonious divorce left her reeling from what felt like constant aggravation from a bullying ex. “I reached a point where I’d had enough and just didn’t know how to deal with it”, she says.

A friend pointed her to the Jewish counselling service Raphael, and despite her doubts she decided...

More Choice

We are now offering time limited counselling for 12 sessions, in addition to open-ended counselling.