Victoria David MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I work with children, young people and adults in comfortable and confidential settings in Rotherfield and Uckfield. Your first session is free with no obligation to continue.
Talking to a trained professional who is not part of your everyday life provides you with a neutral and confidential place where you can talk about whatever is troubling you. Having someone listen to you without judgement allows for self awareness, understanding and acceptance to develop. Making sense of your past, acknowledging your feelings and understanding the reasons behind unhelpful beliefs and behaviours opens up the opportunity for choice and change and to find more helpful and fulfilling ways to live.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I am able to draw on different approaches. Everyone is different and experiences life in their own unique ways so my intention is to work in the best possible way to suit your individual needs. My training and philosophy are based on the belief that all humans have an innate drive to grow in a positive direction and are the best experts on themselves. Therefore, I will work alongside you to help you explore and discover your own answers and reach your own conclusions.
I also work creatively with clients when this might be helpful and if this is something you want to engage with. This includes using objects, sand tray, playdough, drawing and painting.
Children express their thoughts and feelings through play and creative activities which includes using sand tray, miniature animals and figures, dolls house, cars, puppets, soft toys, playdough, painting, drawing, collage and playing games. Counselling provides children with a safe, non-judgemental place where they can develop emotional resilience, coping skills and the resources to grow and thrive in the world.
I offer clients a free half an hour meeting so you can meet me, tell me a little of what you want from counselling, and we can decide if I am the right person for you. There is no obligation to continue, and you can either let me know during the session or at a later date if you would prefer to think about it.
I offer short term or longer term counselling which we can discuss during our first meeting.
I also offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) in Rotherfield.
Horses are powerful teachers offering the possibility of personal growth, learning and healing. EFP involves non-ridden reflective and active exercises in a confidential environment; no previous experience of horses is necessary.
I am a registered LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Practitioner.
Please visit my website www.victoriadavidcounselling.co.uk for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute (BACP Accredited).
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care Training.
LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
Place2be training (working with children).
I am currently attending a Person Centred Art Therapy Certificate course.
I attend regular continuing professional development training.
I have worked as a counsellor in the following settings:
Cruse Bereavement Care - working with adults.
Sussex Community Counselling Service - a low cost counselling service for adults.
YMCA Dialogue - working with young people in a secondary school.
Place2be - working with children in primary school.
I currently see clients in private practice as well as in school settings with YMCA Dialogue and Place2be.
I am experienced in helping clients with a range of issues including: bereavement, loss, relationship issues, family breakup, self-esteem, body image, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, disability, illness, self-harm and abuse,
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling - £40 per 50 minute session.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £80 per 90 minute session.
Concessions are available for clients on benefits or low income and students.
Free off road parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays during the day and some early morning and early evening times are available.
Types of client