Vicky Abram MBACP Senior (Accred.) Counsellor and (Accred) Supervisor.
I offer psychotherapy and counselling, face to face, in a confidential and supportive setting.
My approach is humanistic, which means that my style is open and respectful of you as a person and I will hold a space for you, where you will be heard and where you may explore any issues you bring, at a pace that is comfortable for you. There will also be an opportunity for you to look at patterns in your life that may not be serving you well and I will help you to consider choices you might make to bring about change.
My practice is also integrative, which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic thinking.
My practice is located in North London (N10 and close to the borders of N6 and N8). Under some circumstances, I can now offer remote sessions via Skype.
I am an MBACP Senior Accredited Supervisor, offering face to face individual supervision, training supervision and reflective supervision to counselling and psychotherapy practitioners at all stages of their work. I also offer supervision via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling Skills - WPF:
Certificate in Working Therapeutically with the Arts - IATE:
I have many years of training and continuing connection with Spectrum and have done supervision training at Re-Vision.
I am a Registered Member of UKCP and a Registered Senior Accredited member of BACP as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor.
I have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 28 years, working psychodynamically initially and now integratively, my present approach, holding humanistic values at its centre. As well as psychodynamic thinking, I draw on gestalt and person centred models as well as formative psychology. I also work with imagery, creativity and the therapeutic use of the arts.
I worked as a counsellor and assessor with MIND in Haringey for ten years and have been running my own private practice since 2001.
I am BACP Senior Accredited as a Supervisor and have been working since 2011 with trainees, less experienced and very experienced counsellor /psychotherapists. I work with supervisees, face to face or on Skype.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creativity and the Arts
My standard fee is £65 but I offer lower rates to students and those who are on a lower income.
How we would work together
I provide a boundaried and confidential setting to which you can bring the issues that you would like to explore. Sessions last for an hour and are usually arranged for the same time each week. In an initial session, which may be slightly longer than the hour, you will have the opportunity to see what work with me might be like. We will begin to look at the issues that have brought you to therapy and take time to talk about more practical aspects, such as beginnings and endings, fees and any breaks that there might need to be. You will then be able to decide whether you would like to embark on ongoing sessions.
My style is open and human and will be underpinned by a respect for you and your uniqueness as an individual. I encourage a collaborative and equal way of working and aim to develop a trustful relationship, within which you may be able to talk about areas of your inner world and your life in the world outside you that have been troubling you and that you may not have looked at before. I will help you to look at your present situation and relationship with yourself and others.The work you do on your present situation will open up the opportunity to look at the way you are with your life and the different choices you make to do things differently in the future. During the time we are working together, there will always be space for discussing whether you are getting what you want from the work and I shall be glad to answer any questions you might want to ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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weekdays and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I also offer training supervision and reflective supervision for more experienced practitioners.View supervision profile