Vicki Badham - Senior BACP Accredited Therapist
I work as a person-centred counsellor, which means that at the heart of what I do is my core belief that having a confidential space to talk, in which you feel that you are being genuinely listened to and can say what you really think without being judged, can really help you work through the issues that you are facing. It doesn’t sound very scientific or ground-breaking I know, but it really can work.
Whilst I specialise in bereavement, loss and endings, I am also very experienced in supporting my clients through a wide range of issues.
If you are unsure about counselling, I am currently offering non-obligatory introductory sessions at a discounted rate of £20.00. At this session, we will talk about what you would like to get out of sessions and if you decide to continue, we will then meet once a week for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising as a counsellor for 10 years and for the past 6 of those, have been working on a voluntary basis for an organisation that specialises in bereavement and loss. As part of this work, I have supported my clients not only on bereavement and loss issues, but also on mental health, depression, self-esteem, addiction and abuse issues to name just a few. In short, whilst I have most experience in bereavement and loss, I also have experience of working with a multitude of other issues too.
I am a registered and senior accredited member of the BACP and have a Diploma and a Higher National Diploma in Counselling Skills.
In addition to my work at Southwark Bereavement Care (a part of Southwark Carers), I have also worked as a Young People’s Counsellor at Teens and Toddlers plus I volunteered for the Samaritans for 3 years.
I am committed to regular training and professional development through attending courses, webinars and by reading extensively on relevant topics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 per session (50 minutes). I can provide concessions to students (young people up to 25 years, unemployed and OAP's).