Vicki Badham

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BACP Senior Accredited Specialist Grief Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced BACP Senior Accredited therapist who has worked extensively with bereavement, loss and ending issues, both as a volunteer with a bereavement charity and in my own private practice.

Often, people feel that they are getting grief 'wrong' or feel concerned about being overwhelmed by grief. I work with my clients on helping them to work out their own individual way of grieving and also support them in their grief feeling more manageable.

As a person-centred counsellor, my core belief is that having a confidential space to talk, in which you feel that you are being genuinely listened to and can say what you honestly 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 I know from experience that it works.

I'm very much client led, which doesn't mean that I say nothing/am passive, but it does mean that I don't direct or lead the sessions.

I work from a room in central Oxford, conveniently located near the train station with car parking nearby. I also work online.

If you are unsure about counselling, I am currently offering non-obligatory introductory sessions at a discounted rate of £20.00. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited BACP Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with bereaved clients. 

I continue to volunteer for a specialist grief charity, alongside my own private work. 

I have a Diploma and a Higher National Diploma in Counselling Skills and in addition to my work for a bereavement charity, 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I charge £60 per session (50 minutes) but only £20 for an introductory session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am working from Oxford every Monday so only do in-person sessions on that day.

For online sessions, I have more flexibility during the week.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

My room in Oxford is on the top floor of a relatively tall building, so there are quite a few stairs to get to the room

Online platforms

Google Meet


Vicki Badham
Vicki Badham