Vicki Morganti MA. BA Hons. Reg. MBACP Counsellor
Hello, I'm Vicki, I am a professional counsellor (reg.MBACP) and work with adults in my private practice Realign Counselling based in Surrey. I specialise in working with anxiety and people who would consider themselves to be sensitive, kind and shy.
Realign Counselling is my own unique holistic approach based on 20 years of research and experience of working with people from birth to old age. I've developed a system that teaches you various tools and simple steps that help you get back in control of your life, feel happier and navigate your way through life with confidence, calm and clarity.
The fundamental theory of Realign Counselling is that we all have an 'inner self', it's the home of our gut feelings and instincts and it's this that guides us in making choices and decisions. However our 'outer self' (ie us in the world, what we do, where we're from, the story of us) is impacted, influenced and programmed by our experiences in childhood, our parents, education and school life, relationships, society, the media and circumstances/traumas/or loss in our lives.
This can cause us to become disjointed and misaligned from our 'inner self'. As a result we can feel we have lost our Mojo, held ourselves back, made poor decisions, or we begin to feel stressed, overwhelmed, lost, stuck, confused and/or unfulfilled.
The further away we are from our 'inner self' the more anxious, hopeless and depressed we can feel. Life then becomes Groundhog Day where we just go through the motions of daily life and lose our sense of purpose. If this goes on long enough we can begin to wonder if anyone would even care if we weren't even here anymore.
The good news is, that we never become detached from our 'inner self', it is part of who we are, we simply need to refocus and realign these key aspects of ourselves.
I can show you how to feel more in alignment with who you are, with simple steps and tools that can quickly help you feel happier, calmer, more confident, in control and more resilient to cope with life's challenges.
To find out more please go to my website to watch a video of how Realign Counselling can help you - https://realign-counselling.co.uk/about-realign-counselling
You can also have a look what others clients have said about their experience of sessions with me on Trustpilot (which guarantees genuine reviews) - https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.realign-counselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Degree in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University 2013
- BA Hons Degree in Person-Centred counselling, Metanoia Institute 2004
- Diploma in Person-Centred counselling, Metanoia Institute 2003
- Certificate in Counselling skills, Brooklands College 1999
- Solution focused coaching, BREIF London 2015
- CPD in addictions, anxiety and depression, CBT, eating disorders, transgender, menopause, living with chronic pain, children and young people's mental health, group work, safeguarding
I began training in counselling in 1998 and have worked in the area of anxiety and depression for twenty years. During that time I've seen that people are born resilient and our culture undermines that resilience and causes people to lose confidence in their ability to cope with difficult situations.
As well as my private counselling practice, I've also worked for fifteen years with families, parents, children and young people, in early years settings, children's centres, primary and secondary schools, youth services, agencies and clinics. As a result of this, I discovered that from a young age, people are encouraged to play safe; follow expectations and rules, avoid taking risks or being unique. Playing safe leads to a loss of confidence in your ability to trust your gut, handle change, major challenges and make difficult decisions.
I now work in private practice with adults experiencing a wide range of issues such as loss and grief, stress and anxiety, depression and negative coping mechanisms. I also specialise in working with people with anxiety and those who would regard themselves as shy, or sensitive both currently or/and as a child.
What to expect
I work from home in a dedicated, peaceful room and offer a warm, relaxed, comfortable, non judgemental and welcoming space. Sessions last approximately one hour, are weekly and on average last for around 2 to 6 months but some people need much longer, or some prefer to move onto fortnightly or monthly sessions on an ongoing basis. Everyone is different, our work together is a journey and will unfold in its own way.
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
For all new clients please go to my website to watch an introductory session to find out more information.
One to one sessions (for 1 hour) - £70
Sessions over the phone/Zoom/Facetime (for 1 hour) - £65
Counselling student discount fee per session (for 1 hour) - £50*
Saturday sessions, where available, (for 1 hour) - £80
If you feel drawn to me as a counsellor but are on a low income and cannot afford my fees please get in contact with me and we can discuss a reduced concessionary rates. However please understand my concessionary rates are limited.
Concessions offered for
Sessions are in West Byfleet. There is parking available in my drive or on local roads and just a 10 minute walk from West Byfleet train station.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by the BACP code of ethics.
I have a full clear enhanced DBS and full professional and public liability insurance.