Vicky Mould (MNCS Prof Accred) - Counsellor within 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 hope the following information proves useful.
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 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.
Azalea Counselling is my private practice, and I have worked independently since qualifying as a Counsellor. I provide Person-Centred Therapy on an individual basis (from the age of 18), for couples and families, and I work within Eastleigh and Southampton, and online via Skype.
I offer an introductory appointment to establish if we could work well together, and to discuss what's led you to seek counselling and what you hope to achieve.
There are no set reasons to come for counselling, yet it may help if you are feeling stuck, confused, unhappy or unfulfilled in life, anxious, stressed or depressed. Whilst it can feel very daunting, many people really benefit from the experience.
Counselling provides time and space just for you, and I often describe it as a form of looking after yourself. Here you can talk in a welcoming and relaxed setting, are free from outside pressures and expectations, and can feel heard and understood.
My approach to counselling is Person-Centred, and I offer a relationship which is firmly grounded in warmth, genuineness, understanding and acceptance. Receiving this kind of relationship can enable you to become the person you really are, or would like to be.
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 offer 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.
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.
Specific areas of counselling
- Bereavement counselling: I offer a safe and supportive relationship where you can explore personal loss, express your feelings and emotions, adjust to changes, and find new meaning in your life. My counselling work includes bereavement through sudden death and suicide, baby loss, separation and divorce, loss through ill-health or disability.
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues: My knowledge in Adult Mental Health spans over a decade, and I work in a respectful, deeply understanding and non-judgemental way. My counselling work includes feelings and experiences associated with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder.
- Relationship counselling: I am an experienced Counsellor for family and relationship issues, including difficulties associated with communication and trust, and the effects of bereavement, abuse, physical or mental health issues, disability, separation and divorce.
- Low self-esteem: My approach to counselling is firmly grounded in genuineness, understanding and acceptance, and this can enable you to feel more comfortable being you, and develop a deeper sense of trust in yourself, decisions and abilities.
Explore the possibility of counselling with me
It is really important to find a Counsellor that you feel comfortable with, and that can support you in the best possible way. If you would like to arrange an introductory appointment with me, please telephone 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).
- CENTRA Counselling Level 1.
- Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling.
- Certificate in Crisis Counselling.
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling.
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Cert.CNS).
I work within the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethics, and I am subject to their complaints procedure currently in force. I am listed on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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 training in Southampton, and I have worked independently since qualifying as a Counsellor. I provide Person-Centred Counselling for individuals, couples and families, and I also have experience in facilitating groups. I have worked with couples and families since 2013, after successfully completing the Certificate course.
Bereavement counselling is one of my specialisms, and I developed an interest in this area after training and 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.
At the beginning of 2017 I established my own counselling training organisation, and I will be tutoring a Certificate and Diploma level counselling course. This new venture came about through my passion and experience of the Person-Centred Approach, and experience of training and group work.
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
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby loss
- Lack of fulfilment or purpose in life
- Life-limiting illness
- Loss of identity
- Loss through ill-health or 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 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.
My Eastleigh practice is situated 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 to the first and second floor, and wheelchair-accessible counselling 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