Virginia Godden MBACP Registered
01797 364051 / 07933 433348
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. Integrative means that I combine different ways of understanding and helping people. The main theories I follow are termed ‘Psychodynamic’ and ‘Person-Centred’.
I think that sometimes we just need someone to listen, to truly hear what we are saying, and to be there in the moment, just for us. I am reminded of the following quote when I think of counselling;
"When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. S/he has come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually." by Anonymous.
Ultimately, I believe that everyone is different and therefore I would like to discover the unique person that you are. In this way we can work together to find your way forward. My aim is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential, and caring space where you can explore any difficulties you are experiencing or have experienced in the past. I believe through counselling you can develop a sense of acceptance of who you are and come to terms with life events.
I am fully insured, registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and follow the BACP Ethical Framework. I am able to work with adults, adolescents, and children on a 1-1 basis. I am able to offer counselling at home in a suitable and confidential environment, and I undertake home visits.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Over 20 years of experience of working with adults, children and their families from a variety of backgrounds in different settings. This has included management roles within a Care Home for adults with additional needs and for an Outreach Team supporting Children and Families. I also have a significant amount of experience working directly with a variety of different agencies and vulnerable groups in order to offer clear support.
Alongside my private practice I also work as a Counsellor within several local schools.
Qualified General Nurse (not currently registered/practising).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Free 30 minute initial assessment.
Individual (Adult or Child) 50 minute session - £40 payable by either cash or bank transfer.
Couple 90 minute session - £60 payable by either cash or bank transfer.
I offer sessions weekdays between the times of 9:00am – 5:00pm however do offer evening slots if daytimes are difficult.
I appreciate how difficult it can be when you have made the decision to seek support, to meet with someone face to face that you don't know. It maybe easier to have a chat on the phone, text or email to help you make this life making decision to seek the help you need.
Do feel free to use this service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and Evenings
Types of client