Vicki Routh

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Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12
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About me

Some of the questions I often get asked when people find out I'm a counsellor are:

'So what type of counselling do you do?'

'Do you work with couples, young people, adults?'

'What types of issues or areas of concern do you work with?'

In answer to these...I am an Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist, which means how I work depends on the person or people in front of me...I shape how I work to best fit your understanding of yourself, relationships and the world rather than applying a singular approach to everybody who enters my therapy room. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. How well we can work together will be determined by the extent to which we are able to establish a shared understanding of your circumstances and the meaning of those circumstances to you.

Most of my counselling and psychotherapy work is with adults within the 20-65 age range, however I do also work with couples, older adults and young adults aged 16+.

I have listed a number of issues or areas of concerns that I work with on this site (see list) including areas of special interest detailed below, however do feel free to contact me about issues not listed here as my experience over 20 years in practice is wide ranging.

Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to express your reasons for attending counselling or what you hope counselling might help with, we can always look at this together. Above all, we need to establish whether we, and especially you, feel that we can have a good working relationship; the starting point from which we can look together at addressing whatever concerns you wish to bring to counselling. In some cases I can offer a one off free half hour consultation for this purpose.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:


Addictions & Dependency

Are you dependent on drugs, alcohol, nicotine, sex, eating, shopping, gambling?
These can all be 'enjoyed'....but when do we stop enjoying them? When does the fun stop and the cost of addiction or dependency take over?

To be honest this tipping point is different for everyone. It doesn't help to compare one's own reliance on a substance or behaviour to that of someone else. What matters is how dependence on that behaviour or substance is affecting you, your health, your relationships, your well-being and ability to function in the world.

Addiction of any sort can devastate the life of the person who is addicted and the lives of those around them too, be they a spouse, child, parent, sibling, business partner...

Addiction respects no boundaries, it doesn't care how much money you earn, what your cultural background is or what gender you are. Addiction can touch the life of anyone.

If you want to explore the impact of your own dependency or the way someone else's addiction is impacting on you, counselling can help.

Committing yourself to attending counselling can be a way of:

Holding yourself to account for your choices and decision making;

Understanding and accepting yourself;

Gaining insight and motivation to make changes.

ASD, Autism, Asperger syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with an ASD? Are you waiting for a diagnosis? Has someone close to you been diagnosed?
As more people are looking for and receiving an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder / Condition) diagnosis in adulthood, those with a diagnosis or waiting for one may find themselves searching for psychological support.

I am listed in the services directory on the NAS (National Autistic Society) website. This recognised both my professional status and my experience and training in autism.

As an autistic person you will have many strengths and qualities that can be greatly appreciated and you may also feel misunderstood in many settings, perhaps including within your own family, at college, at work.... This can be exhausting, draining and overwhelming.

Over time, your familiarity with me, the venue we meet in, and the regularity of our appointment time will mean that your counselling appointment with me can become a safe space for you to talk about what is causing you stress or overwhelming you. Together we can work to identify ways to reduce the stress you experience and enhance your life.

Bereavement & Loss

Have you lost someone or something significant in your life?
Loss can be hard, really hard, whether it is because of a break up, divorce, bereavement, job or something else.

There are no set rules for how to mourn such a loss, although many people I see for counselling often feel like they are doing this 'wrong'.

Do you feel like you are:

Crying too much?

Not crying enough?

Moving on with your life too fast or not appearing to move on at all?

Wanting to remember or talk about who or what you've lost often?

Avoiding people, places and things that remind you of losing that significant person or thing?

What's right for one person is not necessarily for another. Using bereavement as an example of loss, even within the same family a bereavement can be experienced and processed very differently by one family member to another.

It may be true for some that there is significance in the first 'anniversaries' that are experienced after a bereavement or loss of relationship with someone, but there are no hard and fast rules that make any of us 'get over' losing someone or something within a certain time frame.

Mourning a loss takes the time and space that each person needs it to. Counselling can support you in your own process of grieving and coming to terms with whatever loss you have experienced

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, qualified and BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist. I am committed to my ongoing professional development and am happy to provide more information on the numerous lectures, workshops, seminars, training days and residentials I have completed over the years. Below are my relevant academic and professional qualifications/accreditations:

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision, 2008
TA101, 2008
BACP Accredited Member, 2004
BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, 2003
COSCA Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2001

SVQ Leadership & Management in Social Care Services, Level 4, 2009    
BA Honours Education & Geography, 1997

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 - £90.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling for Individuals – £65-£90 per 50 minute session, paid on a week to week basis

Counselling for Individuals - £240 for a block of 4 x 50 minute sessions, paid in advance

Counselling for Couples – £90 for a 50 minute session, paid on a week to week basis

Counselling for Couples – £340 for a block of 4 x 50 minute sessions, paid in advance

(N.B. It may be appropriate for us to agree to meet for more than 50 minutes and if so the price agreed will reflect this)


Counselling Supervision – £70 per hour

I am a recognised healthcare provider with a number of health insurance companies including AVIVA, AXA, BUPA, Healix and Vitality Health

When I work

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Further information

I practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor in Walton on Thames, easily accessible to residents of Molesey, Weybridge, Shepperton, Sunbury-On-Thames, Hampton Court, Hersham and Esher..

As mentioned above, the issues I work with in counselling are not limited to those listed here. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss your particular circumstances.

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The office is accessible via a service road with a parking space right next to it. There is also other ample, free, on street parking. There is one steep step into the building. There are no toilet facilities generally available on site.

Online platforms

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Supervision

In person

I have been supervising Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Supervisors and other Professionals in the helping professions for more than 10 years.

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Vicki Routh
Vicki Routh