Vicky Mould (MNCS Prof Accred), Bereavement Counsellor and Therapist
The Wells Place Centre
The Romney Centre
61 The Avenue
Welcome, 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 hope the following information proves useful.
Counselling offers a safe, respectful and non-judgemental setting where you can explore experiences and feelings that may be preventing you from living the life you want, and make choices and changes that feel right for you. Whilst the idea of counselling can feel very daunting, many people really benefit from the experience. I have experienced counselling myself, and I can honestly say that it enhanced my life, and has also given me a real sense of what it is like to be the client in counselling.
I am a registered Counsellor within Hampshire, and I have worked independently since qualifying as a Counsellor. I am experienced in a range of life areas, yet my specialist interests include bereavement and loss, mental health issues, low self-esteem and relationship issues.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive relationship where you can be yourself, explore and understand what may be troubling you, and find your strengths and solutions for moving forward. I trust that you are the expert, so I will not tell you what to do or provide solutions, yet I will support you in making sense of things for yourself. I work at a pace that feels comfortable for you, and my aim is to enable you to make choices and changes that you want to make, and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Azalea Counselling is my private practice, and I am a bereavement Counsellor for Eastleigh and the surrounding areas, and an experienced Therapist for relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse, depression, anxiety, disability, stress, and a lack of fulfilment or purpose in life. I provide short-term and long-term Person-Centred Therapy, and I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple or family. I adhere to the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethics.
I work from private and comfortable rooms within The Wells Place Centre, Eastleigh and The Romney Centre, Southampton. I also work via Skype, and I am happy to discuss the possibility of Skype counselling. My Eastleigh practice is situated near the Swan Centre, provides good transport links from Southampton and Winchester, and offers disabled access and wheelchair-accessible counselling rooms.
I offer an introductory appointment to discuss what has led you to seek counselling and what you hope to achieve, and establish if we could work well together. Appointments are available in person or via Skype. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please call 07729 193629 or send an email via this profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC) (Distinction).
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE).
- Certificate in Counselling (CENTRA Counselling Level 1).
- Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling (Level 4).
- Certificate in Crisis Counselling.
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling.
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
I am bound by the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethics, and I am listed on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Professional counselling courses
In addition to my private practice, I am the founder and owner of Acorn Wells Counselling Courses, and we offer a Certificate and Diploma level counselling course within the Person-Centred Approach. You can visit http://www.acornwellscounsellingcourses.net/ for more information.
My working background is within the public and charity sector, including the NHS, Local Authority, Together for Mental Wellbeing, Cruse Bereavement Care, Solent Mind and Southampton Women's Aid, and I bring a lot of this experience to my counselling work.
I was introduced to Person-Centred Counselling over 18 years ago, and I have felt a deep connection to the approach ever since. My own 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 completed my counselling training in Southampton, and I have worked independently since qualifying as a Counsellor. I have experience in working with couples, families and groups.
Bereavement counselling is one of my specialisms, and I developed an interest in this area after volunteering with Cruse Bereavement Care. I completed advanced level training in grief and bereavement counselling in 2012, and I have extensive experience in grief work.
I have supported mental health charities through both paid and voluntary work, and I currently facilitate a Women’s Wellbeing Group on behalf of Rethink Mental Illness. I established this group in 2015, and it is very well-received by members.
My knowledge in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) spans over a decade, and I volunteered for a county-wide charity for 6 years. I have extensive knowledge of the physical, emotional and social effects of this condition, including the moderate and severe form of CFS/ME.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss
- Lack of fulfilment or purpose in life
- Long-term health problems
- Loss of identity
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Individual appointments are charged at £40 for 1 hour.
Couple appointments are charged at £50 for 1 hour and a half.
Family appointments (3-4 people in close relationships) are charged at £60 for 1 hour and a half.
I can offer a concessionary rate if finances are a concern for you, and you are very welcome to enquire about this. All fees are paid on the day of your appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am in my practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and I can usually see you within 1-3 weeks for an introductory appointment.
Types of client