Vicki Morganti MA. BA Hons. Reg. MBACP Counsellor for Adults & Young People
I love being a counsellor and began my training back in the late 90's. I originally trained as a person-centred counsellor, and my counselling approach today still remains largely person-centred but has been influenced by many great psychologists, psychotherapists, educationalists and motivational speakers over the years such as Carl Rogers, Maslow and Jung, Froebel, Steiner, Dr Wayne W Dyer, Caroline Myss and Eckhart Tolle as well as solution focused coaching and mindfulness techniques.
This inspired me to create my own approach I called 'positive alignment therapy' which focuses on enabling individuals to realign with their true self. It’s a powerful, challenging and yet empowering approach which successfully brings about positive and lasting change for many adults, teenagers and children helping to shift relationships, family dynamics and lifestyles.
How it works
I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we just talk and explore your feelings and thoughts about challenges, issues and areas where you feel stuck. Our sense of self - who we describe ourselves to be in the world or what some may call their 'ego' or 'outer self', is impacted, influenced and programmed by experiences, relationships and circumstances in our lives and this can cause us to become disjointed and misaligned from our true self. As a result we can sometimes feel lost, stuck, confused and unfulfilled. The further away we are from our true self, the more anxious, hopeless and depressed we feel. However we never become detached from our true self; we are part of it, we simply need to refocus and realign ourselves.
Through our journey together I help you to realign with your true self and feel more confident, positive, in control, happier and resilient to life's challenges.
This is what my previous clients have said:
'That yours has been the most positive, helpful and proactive therapy that I have ever had and has helped me enormously doesn't quite cover it'
'You've helped me more in one session than I've got from months of counselling elsewhere... it's like your psychic!'
'I feel so much clearer about who I am and what I want, thank you, thank you, thank you.'
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Degree in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University 2013
- BA Hons Degree in Person-Centred counselling, Metanoia Institute 2004
- Diploma in Person-Centred counselling, Metanoia Institute 2003
- Certificate in Counselling skills, Brooklands College 1999
- Solution focused coaching, BREIF London 2015
- CPD in addictions, eating disorders, children and young people's mental health, group work, safeguarding
I initially worked with adults via GP and hospital referrals and for a while in a private psychiatric clinic with people experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. In an effort to understand how problems develop in childhood and shape us as adults I went on to develop a passion for the earliest years of life and childhood, and the beginnings of being a parent, gaining an MA in early childhood studies.
I've had many other varied roles over the past fifteen years in education (primary and secondary), youth services and early years settings and have worked in partnership with many other professionals in social services, health services, family support services and various charities, organisations, independent professionals and local authorities that engage and support families. Most recently I was the manager for four years of a busy children's centre in Surrey for families with children aged 0-11.
I now work as a counsellor in private practice with adults and young people, a children & teens confidence and life skills coach, and professional supervisor for Surrey county council early years workforce. I have a particular interest in empowering women, the trials of motherhood and parenting, teenage depression, relationships, anxiety and depression.
What to expect
I offer a warm, comfortable and welcoming space. Sessions are generally weekly and on average last for around 6-8 sessions but some people need longer. Everyone is different; our work together is a journey and will unfold in its own way. You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions if you prefer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coaching children and young people confidence and life skills
Sessions are for one hour and cost £70.
Teenagers under 16 are seen in their own home and cost £60 per one hour session (travel costs will be also be added). 16 to 19 year olds are £60.
Various packages are available for confidence and life skills coaching for children and teens - please contact me for more information.
Sessions are in West Byfleet. I have off road parking and just a 10 minute walk from West Byfleet train station.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by the BACP code of ethics.
I have a full clear enhanced DBS and full professional and public liability insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday
Types of client