Vanessa Zopp Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP; FdSc)
**Staying connected in difficult times. **
These are challenging times, and extraordinary temporary measures have been put in place.
Social distancing does not have to be social isolation
My services are available for the time being only via online counselling using phone call, WhatsApp FaceTime and Skype.
Once you have contacted me we will agree on a good time for both of us to have a 15 min conversation to know a bit more about each other and think together whether we would like to have the first session via Skype, phone or WhatsApp facetime. We will also discuss how to think about a safe and confidential space for you to have therapy.
Stay connected, stay safe.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist professionally trained in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Registered Member of BACP and Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) of NCS. If you are going through a hard time suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or even if you are not sure yet, I am here to listen and help
I practice across a wide range of issues and have specialist experience of working with people with anxieties such as social anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder, bullying, psychological or sexual abuse, depression, perfectionism, relationships issues and low self -esteem. I have also experience with bereavement and young adult issues in the workplace and at the university.
If after reading here you are still curious to know a bit more you can find additional info in my website, or simply get in touch with me via mail.
How can counselling help me?
Counselling has proved to be effective in improving lives of those experiencing social anxiety, bereavement, family issues, feeling sad or empty, low self-esteem, abuse and work or study stress, relationship problems and many other issues of people in distress.
I am compassionate and emphatic, dynamic and thoughtful, and I offer a space where you can be truly listened for who you really are and be understood in the context of your environment and past in a non-judgemental, open, warm way in a safe and quiet space.
My way of working is collaborative, this means that we will decide together the best approach for you:
- a more explorative attitude towards your past (Psychodynamic Counselling) in relationship to the way you feel and behave in the present. The purpose is to gain a better understanding of yourself which will trigger changes in your life.
- or a more active attitude focussed on the present (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where we will work more on the consequences of the past in the here and now to proactively change the way you think and behave.
- integrative approach: time to time I may decide with you to have a more integrative approach in line with our work. You will be always informed about this and we will discuss whether you feel this is useful.
We will do this at your pace, keeping into account also the practicalities of your life, your preferences and goals of therapy. Together we will create greater awareness about your behaviours and achieve a better, fulfilling life.
We will also decide whether a time-limited approach (a set number of sessions) would work better for you or a more open approach.
To do so, I usually allow the two initial appointments, so that at the end of those we will have decided together what suits better your needs, for how long and which will be the goals of therapy.
My practice and Coronavirus
During these times of uncertainty brought by Coronavirus I think we will all to have to make some adjustments to our routines, so I have decided to also offer, aside from face to face psychotherapy, telephone and skype sessions as part of course of therapy. This to meet health, government and work and life requirements.
I believe that therapy is a safe space, and that it can also mean a ‘safe virtual space’ for us to explore about you and support you during a difficult time.
For more detailed information, please visit my website under FAQs
What to expect in your first session?
During the first session or two (their name is assessment), we will look at your reasons for coming to counselling together with your hopes, expectations and aims for therapy. You will understand a bit more about therapy.
This is also a good opportunity to get to know each other: for you to reflect on whether you wish to work with me and for us to decide wether we feel that working together can be good and appropriate for you.
Choosing your therapist is a very important step, whatever the therapy our relationship is deemed to be the predictor of a good outcome from therapy. I will always allow some time to reflect whether you feel comfortable enough to work together.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I have a special interest in helping clients to access their own compassionate self, especially in relation with bullying, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional or sexual abuse.
I am also passionate about sports and in 2018 I qualified as Personal Trainer, I believe that mind and body are equally important and I am curious about how sport and sport psychology can help people coming from all walks of life.
Training & Qualifications
- On-going: Diploma for Online Counselling: I am presently studying this. Upon completion, this will lead to Professional membership of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
ACTO promotes, maintains, improves and advances online counselling and psychotherapy as a recognised method of therapeutic delivery within the mental health professions.
- FdSc Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Accredited BACP Course)
- HCE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics
- My private practice is insured with Towergate Insurance n. ZOVX01IN01
- I have experience of working as Bereavement Counsellor and University Student Counsellor in the charity and public sector.
I am a Registered member of he Britsh Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also continue professional development expanding my skills and knowledge by regularly attending workshops, conferences and seminars as well as monthly clinical supervision.
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
Sessions are conducted weekly. Every session is 50 minutes long.
Fees vary from 40-60£
I also have a number of daytime slots available at reduced fee rates to those on a low income or counselling students looking for long-term therapy, these spaces are subject to availability please just email me to discuss availability.
Prices are for individual sessions in my counselling space.
Skype sessions are offered.
More details are available on my website: www.vanessazopptherapy.com