Vanessa Vokes (MBACP Accred.)
We all have periods in our lives when things get too much and we can feel really lonely. At these times it can be good to talk to someone who is outside your everyday relationships. As a counsellor I can give you the time, space and confidentiality to share your thoughts and feelings. Giving you the opportunity to explore possibly painful issues and to try and make sense of what is going on for you.
I understand how daunting it can be to make the first step and reach out for help which is why I don’t charge for our first meeting. This initial meeting will give you the opportunity to see how I work and whether you think I am the right person to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Integrative Relational Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Additional Training in Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Attachment Issues, working with Aspergers, Trauma and Recovery and Body Dysmorphia
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently work during the day from 9-6pm (62 Fourth Cross Road) and on Wednesday evenings I have sessions available at The Maple Leaf Pharmacy