Vicky Mould (MNCS Prof Accred) - Counsellor in Eastleigh and Southampton
The Wells Place Centre
The Romney Centre
61 The Avenue
Welcome, and thank you so much for coming to my profile. If you are thinking about 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 am a registered Counsellor in Eastleigh and Southampton in Hampshire, and I offer a Skype service for those within the UK and abroad. Azalea Counselling is my private practice, and I can see you on an individual basis (from the age of 18), for couples or family counselling.
I am a bereavement Counsellor for Eastleigh and the surrounding areas, and an experienced Counsellor for abuse, anxiety, depression, family issues, lack of fulfilment or purpose in life, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, physical and mental disabilities, relationship issues and stress.
I offer a safe and supportive relationship where you can be yourself, feel valued, accepted and truly heard - perhaps for the first time. I regard whatever you bring to counselling as important, and I will listen with genuine warmth and interest, and in a deeply understanding and non-judgemental way.
I seek to build a relationship with you that is based in mutual trust and respect, and I will work alongside you - at your pace. I believe that you are the expert in your life, so I will not provide solutions, yet I will work with you to find your own strengths and solutions for moving forward.
I can work in a creative way, and through the use of art materials, pictures, photos or writing. This way of working can offer a helpful alternative to the 'talking therapy', and for expressing feelings and emotions.
My aim is to enable you to gain new insights and perspectives, make choices and changes that you want to make, and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
If you are feeling unhappy or unfulfilled in life, stuck, confused, anxious, stressed or depressed, counselling can help. Counselling is based in the relationship between 'Client' and 'Therapist', and it is this relationship that can enable you to bring about the healing and changes you need in your life.
I often describe counselling as a form of 'looking after yourself' - it is 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 wellbeing.
My approach to counselling is Humanistic Person Centred, and this approach places an emphasis on meaningful relationships, such as relating to you in a genuine way, valuing and accepting you as another human being, and understanding your experiences and feelings from your perspective.
An important aspect of the Person Centred Approach is the philosophy that underpins it, and this philosophy is something that I fully embrace myself, such as trusting that you are the expert in your own life, and that you have the potential to learn, grow and change.
I have felt a deep connection to the Person Centred Approach for 18 years, and I firmly believe that it can enable you to become the person you really are, or would like to be.
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
I offer an introductory appointment in the first instance, and so that we can explore what has led you to seek counselling, what you hope to achieve, and decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
I am in my counselling practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and if you would like to book an introductory appointment, please call my practice mobile, or email me through this site.
Training, qualifications & experience
I engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities to ensure that my work is current, and to provide my clients with the best possible service when I see them.
I deliver training in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CFS/ME), and specifically to fellow Counsellors based within the UK. My online course places an emphasis on the helpful and healing therapeutic relationship.
I have been awarded a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC) (Distinction), Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE), and CENTRA Counselling Level 1.
I also hold a Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling, Certificate in Crisis Counselling, Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling, and Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
I am registered with the National Counselling Society (MNCS Prof Accred), and I am bound by their Code of Ethics. I regularly consult with a counselling Supervisor, and I am fully insured for my work.
I am an experienced Counsellor for a range of life areas, but my counselling specialisms are bereavement and loss, relationship issues, low self-esteem, physical and mental disabilities. I see individuals, couples and families on a short-term and long-term basis.
I enjoy group work, and I currently facilitate a local Wellbeing Group for women with lived experience of mental illness. This group has been running since 2015, and it is well-received by members.
I have a working background in the public and charity sector, including Local Authority, NHS, Local Government, Cruse Bereavement Care, Solent Mind and Southampton Women's Aid, and I bring a lot of this experience to my counselling work.
I have worked in the field of bereavement since 2008, and I have undertaken full training in Bereavement Care, and further advanced training in Grief and Bereavement Counselling. My past roles include Bereavement Services Officer and Bereavement Support Volunteer.
I have a background in Adult Mental Health, and past roles include Support Time Recovery Worker, Support Worker and Appropriate Adult. I have gained sound knowledge in mental disabilities such as Depression, Bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia and Borderline personality disorder.
I volunteered for a county-wide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CFS/ME) charity for over 6 years, and my knowledge in the condition spans over a decade. I have extensive knowledge in the physical, emotional and social effects of the condition, and have supported people with moderate and severe CFS/ME.
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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
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss
- Lack of fulfilment or purpose in life
- Loss of identity
- Loss through ill-health and disability.
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£40 per 60 minute appointment for individuals.
£50 per 90 minute appointment for couples and families.
I can offer a concession if finances are a concern for you, and you are very welcome to enquire about this. All fees are payable on the day of your appointment.
My Eastleigh practice lies between Southampton and Winchester, and has good transport links. It also caters for a range of physical health needs, and facilities include full disabled access, a lift, and wheelchair-accessible therapy rooms.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10:30am - 7:30pm. Wednesday 4:30pm - 7:00pm. Thursday 10:30am - 7:30pm.
Types of client