Vicky Mould (MNCS Acc) - Bereavement Counsellor and Therapist within Hampshire
The Wells Place Centre
The Romney Centre
61 The Avenue
Welcome, and thank you so much for coming to my profile. I am the owner of Azalea Counselling, and I provide bereavement counselling, and other forms of counselling. I am based within Eastleigh and Southampton Hampshire, and offer Skype counselling if this is better-suited to your circumstances.
I have experienced counselling myself, and I can honestly say that it enhanced my life. My experience of counselling, along with my interest in people and personal development, are just a few reasons why I decided to train as a Counsellor.
I have been a private-practising Counsellor since July 2011, and my areas of expertise include bereavement and loss, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem and chronic fatigue syndrome. I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple or family, and on a short-term or long-term basis.
Counselling offers time and space just for you, and for any of the following:
- To explore specific issues or concerns.
- To gain clarity of a situation.
- To make sense of your feelings.
- To cope with situations or experiences.
- To feel more comfortable being you.
Counselling is a form of 'looking after yourself' - not a sign of weakness or failure. It offers a safe and supportive space where you can heal, grow and change, and it can enable you to live a life that's in tune with what you want.
My approach to counselling
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, and I offer a safe and supportive environment where you can talk about your experiences and feelings at your own pace. Understanding the importance of being heard, I will listen with genuine warmth and interest, and in a deeply understanding and non-judgemental way.
I believe that you are the expert in your life, so I will not offer solutions or advice. Instead I will enable you to discover things for yourself, make choices and changes you want to make, and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Bereavement is a tough experience for many of us, and whilst support can be found in close friends and family, this isn't always the case.
You might feel that you can't talk to your friends and family, you might feel like you're burdening them, or you might feel that they'll worry - but you don't want them to.
I offer a safe place where you can really work through your grief, and at your pace. Here you can express feelings and emotions, adjust to changes, and find new meaning in your life.
Whether your bereavement is recent or based in the past, I can enable you to heal yourself, and move forward with a sense of confidence and inner-peace.
Depression is much more than just feeling 'low' or 'sad', and some people describe it as a black cloud hanging over them, being shrouded in darkness, or like being locked in a prison cell.
Depression can affect all aspects of your life, such as how you feel about yourself, how you take care of yourself, your energy, your motivation, and your ability to maintain your relationships.
Others may find it difficult to understand your experience, such as why you feel the way you do, and why you cannot just 'snap out of it'.
I offer a safe place where you can explore your feelings, any possible triggers such as difficult life events, or find ways of coping or living with the condition.
Low self-esteem may leave you feeling 'not good enough', you may be too critical of yourself, you may doubt your abilities, and question how others feel about you.
You may find that you struggle to trust in yourself, your decisions, and your real potential. You may regularly turn to others for reassurance and approval.
I offer a safe place where you are valued, accepted, and truly heard. Here you can feel more comfortable being you, and develop a deeper sense of trust in yourself, decisions and abilities.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex chronic condition, and whilst the physical symptoms can be extremely disabling, the emotional effects can be the same.
You may have experienced significant loss as a result of the condition, feel a deep sense of sadness, frustration and guilt, or even feel depressed.
I offer a safe place where you can explore the emotional impact of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, how to manage and maintain energy levels, and work towards personal aims or goals.
Relationship issues can occur for a number of reasons - sometimes through past experiences, sometimes through communication difficulties, and when you've been let-down or betrayed.
Low self-confidence, low self-esteem and mental health issues, may affect your ability to build and maintain the kinds of relationships you want in your life.
I offer a safe place where you can address specific issues, reconnect with your values and beliefs, increase confidence and self-esteem, and make choices and changes that you want to make.
Appointments with me
My current working hours are as follows:
Mondays 10:30am - 7:30pm.
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 7:00pm (Skype only).
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 7:00pm.
Thursdays 10:30am - 7:30pm.
I offer an introductory appointment before deciding whether to commit to counselling. This appointment enables us to explore your needs, and decide whether I am the right Counsellor for you.
Individual appointments are 1 hour, and couple and family appointments are 90 minutes. All appointments take place on an agreed day, and at an agreed time.
My fees are £40 for individual counselling, and £50 for couple or family counselling. I can offer a concession if finances are a concern, and you're welcome to talk to me about this.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about my work, or would like to book an introductory appointment, please call my practice mobile, email me through this profile or my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC) (Distinction).
- Certificate in Crisis Counselling.
- Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling.
- Diploma in Counselling.
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE).
- Certificate in Counselling (CENTRA Level 1).
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and I work within their Code of Ethics. I hold full professional liability insurance. I regularly consult with a counselling Supervisor to ensure I provide my clients with the best possible service.
I have trained and volunteered with a few charitable organisations, including Women's Aid, Solent Mind and Cruse Bereavement Care.
I have a longstanding interest in Adult Mental Health, and I have worked within the NHS, and for Together For Mental Wellbeing.
I have been a bereavement professional since 2008, which includes the roles of Bereavement Support Volunteer, and Bereavement Services Officer.
I volunteered for a CFS/ME charity for over 6 years, and my knowledge in this condition spans over a decade.
I enjoy group work, and I have run bereavement support groups, a women's well-being group, and managed the Institute of Counselling Facebook group.
In addition to my role as Counsellor, I am the author of 'Working with ME in Counselling' - an online course for fellow Counsellors based within the UK.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss
- Lack of fulfilment in life
- Life-limiting illness
- Loss of identity
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My standard counselling fees are £40 - £50. I charge £40 per 60 minute appointment for individuals, and £50 per 90 minute appointment for couples and families. If finances are a concern for you, I am happy to discuss the possibility of a reduced fee.
The Wells Place Centre can cater for a range of physical health needs. It offers disabled access, comfortable rooms that are wheelchair-accessible, and there is a lift available to the first and second floor.
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Type of session
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I offer face-to-face appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Skype appointments on Tuesdays.
Types of client