Square Peg Counselling

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Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Current Availablity: Online Therapy Only

Are you feeling worried, stressed or overwhelmed? Are you looking for a safe space to talk? I can help you deal with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, work problems, childhood trauma, ill health, low self-esteem and other issues. I’m an integrative counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a lecturer for integrative counsellors. I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework and I receive monthly supervision. I attend and deliver regular up-to-date training.

Counselling can help clients presenting with all sorts of difficulties, such as: hopelessness, shame, worthlessness, mistrust, panic, stress, loss of interest, mood disorders, lack of confidence, work issues, legacy of childhood emotional neglect, self-destructive behaviour, bullying, self-harm, and relationship issues. Some of my clients come because they want to make sense of life events, such as a relationship break up, a cancer diagnosis, a bereavement, or a history of trauma that they feel troubled by.

Some clients want to make changes and know they need to seek help to achieve this. Other clients reach their wits ends before getting in touch. There is no right or wrong time to start counselling. It’s an opportunity to unravel things with an understanding supporter. Feedback from past clients says I’m warm and supportive. Sometimes clients say they are so busy it’s difficult to slow down. They may be feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, hiding their true selves, or may have been hurt before and try not to get too attached to anyone now. These thoughts are common as a result of core beliefs or unresolved events that come up in ways that aren’t helping you.

I am trained to Level 5 in integrative counselling and Level 7 in advanced counselling and psychotherapy studies. I'll use a range of counselling approaches and we’ll create a mix that suits you. My main foundation is person centred, which means I’ll be wholly accepting of you. I also draw upon techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy to help you gain control over thoughts that trouble you and psychodynamic therapy to look at any underlying past events if you wish to. We may use others such as transactional analysis, compassion focused therapy, bibliotherapy or creative therapies to help you express feelings.

It’s really important that you get the right therapist for you, because part of the healing power comes from the relationship that develops when you feel heard and understood. I work with clients either in the short or long term and I counsel adults of all backgrounds. I'm committed to inclusivity and equality, and I’m able to work with neurodiversity. I like to work with clients who are motivated towards deep exploration for lasting changes. Some areas I don’t have training in and therefore I do not work with clients whose main symptom is sexual dysfunction, eating disorders or active drug and alcohol addictions. However there are many therapists trained specifically in these areas.

My name is Victoria, I work from a quiet and homely space in my comfortable private practice in Runcorn. I can also offer online video or telephone therapy to anywhere in the UK. Taking this step towards seeking a counsellor takes courage and is the beginning of what could turn out to be a period of enormous healing and growth for you. It's an investment in your self. If you wish, I can offer a free, no obligation telephone conversation to answer any questions and see whether it feels like we might work well together. I would always urge clients to choose a counsellor that feels right.

Please call, text, or click the "message us" button to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Foundation Degree in Counselling (FdSc)
  • Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Level 7 Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Integrative Counselling
  • Rewind Technique for Trauma
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mindful Compassion
  • Autism Awareness
  • ADHD Awareness
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Creative Therapies
  • Therapeutic Journal Writing
  • Online and Telephone Counselling

Full Clean Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and fully insured.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

Bereavement - I am qualified to postgraduate level in working with grief and loss, and I have experience of clients dealing with many kinds of losses.

Inner Critic - I am qualified in Compassion Focused Therapy, which can support clients who are very self-critical or dealing with low self-esteem. 


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

Further information

Professional Membership

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure and I work strictly to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am committed to working for the client's best interest; reasonably ensuring their safety; practising confidentiality; having a transparent working contract; promoting the client's right to make their own decisions; and treating the client with fairness and respect.

I attend regular counselling supervision and work within my levels of competency. I am committed to continuing professional and self development. Insurance is in place and I hold a current and up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.

Please call, text, or click the "message us" button to send me an email.

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Square Peg Counselling
Square Peg Counselling