Vicky Mould (MNCS Prof Accred) - Bereavement Counsellor and Therapist
The Wells Place Centre
The Romney Centre
61 The Avenue
Welcome, I am Vicky, and thank you so much for coming to my profile. If you are seeking counselling for the first time, or coming back to it, I trust the following information will inform you about me and what I offer.
I have experienced counselling myself, and I can honestly say that it enhanced my life. It has also given me a real sense of what it is like to be 'the client' in counselling. 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 run my private practice (Azalea Counselling) since 2011, and for young people and adults. I provide Person-Centred Counselling within Eastleigh and Southampton, and I also work online (Skype) if this is better-suited to your personal circumstances.
I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple or family, and for short-term or longer-term counselling. I will be alongside you in a helpful way, such as provide a space where you can be yourself, feel valued, respected, and truly heard - perhaps for the first time.
Counselling offers time and space just for you, and when you feel unhappy or unfulfilled in life, stuck, confused, anxious, depressed or in crisis. It offers a safe place where you can be yourself, talk freely, and make life choices and changes that feel right for you.
Counselling is a form of 'looking after yourself' - not a sign of weakness or failure, and many people really benefit from the experience. It can enable you to enhance your life, your relationships with others, and overall sense of well-being.
My approach to counselling
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, and I offer a safe, welcoming and relaxed setting where you can explore life difficulties, fears and concerns, and find your strengths and solutions for moving forward.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am really interested in connecting with you - as a 'whole person', and building a relationship that is based in mutual trust and respect.
I will do my utmost to be alongside you in the best way I can, and through a supportive relationship which is firmly based in me being warm, genuine, deeply understanding and non-judgemental.
I trust that you are the expert in your own life, so I will not tell you what to do or provide solutions, but on occasions I may offer you insights or make suggestions.
I can work in a creative way, and through the use of art materials, pictures, photos or writing. This can provide a helpful alternative to the 'talking therapy', and for expressing feelings and emotions.
My aim is to enable you to make sense of things for yourself, make choices and changes that feel right for you, and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Some of the main areas I work with include bereavement and loss, depression, relationship issues, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, physical and mental disabilities, anxiety and abuse.
Bereavement is a tough experience for many of us, and whilst support can be found in close friends and family, they might be struggling with their own grief, or you might feel you can't really talk to them.
You might feel worried that you're burdening others, that they don't understand, or that you're being encouraged to 'get on with life' when you're not ready to do so.
I offer a safe place where you can work through your grief, and at a pace that is comfortable for you. 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, like 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 experiences, and find ways of coping or living with the condition.
Relationship issues can occur for a number of reasons - sometimes through past experiences, sometimes through communication difficulties, and when you feel betrayed or let-down.
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 relationship issues, reconnect with your values and beliefs, increase confidence and self-esteem, and make changes that you want to make.
Low self-esteem may leave you feeling 'not good enough', you may be too critical of yourself, and often question how others feel about you.
You may lack 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.
Explore the possibility of counselling with me
It is important to find a Counsellor that you feel comfortable with, and for this reason I offer an introductory appointment in the first instance.
At the introductory appointment we explore what has led you to seek counselling, what you hope to achieve, and decide if 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.
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
There are a few reasons why I decided to train as a Counsellor, including my own experience of being 'the client' in counselling, my interest in people and personal development. My qualifications include:
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC) (Distinction).
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE).
CENTRA Counselling Level 1.
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.
Certificate in Crisis Counselling.
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling.
Awareness in Bereavement Care.
I am an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society and I work within their Code of Ethics. I regularly consult with a counselling Supervisor, and I am fully insured for my work.
I have undertaken a variety of interesting roles within the public and charity sector, and I bring a lot of this experience to my counselling work.
I have trained and volunteered with charitable organisations such as Southampton Women's Aid, Solent Mind and Cruse Bereavement Care.
I was a bereavement professional prior to setting up my counselling practice, which included the roles of Bereavement Support Volunteer and Bereavement Services Officer.
I have a longstanding interest in Adult Mental Health, and I have undertaken the roles of Support Worker and Support Time Recovery Worker.
I volunteered for a CFS/ME charity for over 6 years, and my knowledge in this condition spans over 15 years. I have supported people with moderate and severe CFS/ME.
I have run my practice since 2011, and I see individuals, couples and families on a short-term and long-term basis. I have particular experience in bereavement and loss, depression, relationship issues, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, physical and mental disabilities, anxiety and abuse.
I enjoy group work, and I have facilitated a few groups. I currently facilitate an online bereavement support group, and co-facilitate a local Women's Wellbeing group.
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
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss
- Lack of fulfilment or purpose in life
- Loss of identity
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£40 for individuals (1 hour).
£50 for couples and families (90 minutes).
Reduced rates are available if finances are a concern for you, and you're very welcome to talk to me about this. All fees are payable in cash, by cheque or bank transfer on the day of your appointment.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My working hours are 10:30am-7:30pm Mondays and Thursdays, and 4:30pm-7:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Types of client