Vicki Paterson BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Supervisor
I will help you to understand why you feel the way you do and give you the space to find your own way forward. I work in this way with young people, individuals and couples.
I will listen in a non - directive, non-judgmental way understanding your world from your point of view. This should enable you to relate to others and yourself in a more satisfying way.
The starting point is to build a collaborative and trusting relationship between us which should then allow you to acknowledge and talk about your feelings, however difficult or uncomfortable they are. Working in a supportive way, emotions from the past and present will be allowed to surface and aspects of yourself which may have become hidden move into your consciousness.
I am accredited with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and registered with UKRC (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors)
I also supervise counsellors individually and in groups
Please feel free to contact me with no obligation. I have more information on my website, and can be easily reached by email or phone.
I practice from my home close to Tewkesbury,situated between Cheltenham and Gloucester and easily accessible from Ledbury, Malvern and Worcester.
I also practice from Hesters Way in Cheltenham
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from the University of Warwick with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition to my private practice I currently work in a local school and a child orientated charity. I also work within an EAP where my work is predominately solution focused.
I have experience with a drug and alcohol agency, referrals of adults from gp's surgeries as well as telephone and online counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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