Vicki Copperwaite Registered MBACP
Hi, I'm Vicki, I provide integrative counselling in Leeds, Howden and Online.
I have been working as a counsellor since 2009 and have worked in a variety of organisations in and around Leeds. I have built a breadth of knowledge and experience during this time and continue to do so both through client work and through continued professional development.
My approach means that I can use a variety of therapeutic approaches to give you a counselling experience which is tailored to your needs. I believe that counselling is not a 'one size fits all' treatment so I will take the time to listen to what it is that's distressing you, and will adapt my style to suit your needs.
What to Expect:
I always start your therapy sessions with an initial assessment to ensure that you feel comfortable with me as your therapist. An initial assessment gives us both the chance to meet with each other and for me to get a really good understanding of what it is that you want to work on in your sessions.
At the end of the assessment I will ask whether you would like to book in for a therapy session straightaway or whether you would like to have a think about it once you've gone home, there is no obligation to book in for a counselling session after your assessment. I am able to accept payments by card meaning that you don't need to worry about finding a cash machine before your session.
I am able to offer appointments weekdays at a variety of times. I can also provide therapy via telephone, online messenger or skype if you would prefer. If you would like to drop me an email or give me a call, I would be happy to let you know what days and times are currently available, I do my best to be flexible around your schedule.
I provide a warm, non-judgemental environment to allow you the space and time to explore the things that you have experienced and to work with you to find coping mechanisms. I work from both Leeds and Howden, please let me know which location you would like to be seen in when you get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc Therapeutic Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Mindfulness 2015
- Gamcare Therapist Training 2014
- Level 5 Diploma in CBT 2013
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice 2011
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Initial assessment £30
- Therapy session £45
The frequency of your sessions is entirely up to you - although regular contact with your therapist ensures the best results. I recommend weekly sessions but I am aware that the cost of therapy can sometimes make it difficult to attend on a weekly basis so I am always happy to offer sessions on a basis that suits your budget.
I offer reduced price sessions for individuals who are not working and for students, so please contact me for details. I accept payments by cash, credit or debit card. For online and telephone clients, I accept payment via PayPal or bank transfer.