Vicky Clarke MBACP Accred., UKRCP reg., Counsellor Psychotherapist
My name is Vicky Clarke, and I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist accredited with B.A.C.P., (British Association of Counsellor Psychotherapists). I am experienced in all issues that create difficulty in finding contentment, be it within self or in relationships, often resulting in a lack of emotional fulfilment, self potential, and enjoyment of life. Through our work we will find understanding, answers and further your development of self worth and self esteem, which will stay and grow after we have finished our therapy together.
During our first session we would explore how you feel about entering therapy, if you are ready, how I work, and what to expect. We would also look at goals, health, medication, general lifestyle and a fee that is affordable for you. This first session is also an introduction of what counselling is like, reassuring you that it is comfortable and safe, and a chance to explore the benefits. We then agree how many sessions may be required, typically between six to twelve and sign an agreement. To witness the positive changes you will make, I will ask you to complete a short quality of life questionnaire, which you then repeat on the last session, to see the improvement in your overall outlook and well being.
All enquiries, and sessions are very confidential.
Please note I will always ask for a phone conversation to ensure my safety working practices are followed prior to arranging appointment and a venue. A brief assessment will also take place prior to meeting, and this is free of charge where we can also ensure you are getting the right style of counselling for your needs.
We cannot change the story of our past, but we can change how we feel about it, and move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I abide by the B.A.C.P. code of ethics, offering each client the strictest of confidentiality and ensure best standards practice by maintaining monthly clinical supervision and continuing my professional development. My style of working is humanistic, integrative, and psychodynamic, and includes Solution Focused, Person Centred, C.B.T., and E.F.T., (Emotional Freedom Technique or “Tapping”). I have approx. 6,900 hours of practice and eight years of post qualification experience, and operate a Safe Practice Policy.
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling Q.U.B, Belfast
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling N.U.I.G., Galway
Cert in Emotional Freedom Technique for Eating Disorders – AAMET app.
Trained in ASSIST, Vulnerable Adults & Child Protection, Suicide Awareness, & Mental Health First Aid.
Private health care recognised and registered
Access NI Enhanced Clearance Certificate, Aug 2015
My counselling experience includes working for over eight years, as an Associate Counsellor for four of Northern Ireland’s largest counselling agencies, covering clinics throughout Northern Ireland in G.P. practices, schools, colleges, health centres, and in Voluntary and Community settings. I offer one to one counselling to adults, children, teenagers, and students.
Experience working with:
Fear – Bullying, Harassment, Stalking, Phobias, O.C.D, Rape, Trauma.
Emotional – Anxiety/Stress, Bereavement, Depression, Self Esteem, Suicide.
Abuse – Cultic, Clerical, Emotional, Psychological, Physical, Sexual (past or present).
Relationships – Alcohol, Family, Partner, Step child/parent, Work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work Place Bullying
Low Self Esteem
Students £25, Individuals *sliding scale of £35 - £50.
Private health care registered. Paypal available.
(*sliding scale - for clients on lower incomes).
How I Work:
Non resolved emotions always spill into many other areas of life, especially relationships, be that with people, habits, work, or acceptance of the past. Creating a safe and welcoming environment, we gently explore what ever is comfortable to share during the first session. With time and trust, we together bring release to areas of hurt by finding understanding and insight, whilst aiming for a therapeutic goal. Through my experience, this method “lets go” emotionally of the issue that has held clients back, often unaware of what that is, and why they feel the way they do. With the right counsellor, counselling is life changing, and in the short time of a few months, non resolved issues that took a lifetime to develop can be permanently relieved.
How can a person look forward if they are emotionally tied to the past.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|