Vickie Hands

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CYP/Adult Counsellor and Supervisor, MBACP/MNCS (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cardiff, CF14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You will be welcomed into a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and genuine relationship helping to build a safe space to explore and unpick past or present experiences, allowing for reframing and re-experiencing.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor working with children, young people and adults over the long and short term I bring together aspects of the three main branches of counselling theory – Humanistic, Psychodynamics and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, integrating them into an approach that is flexible and tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. I consider the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the counselling work as it is through the relationship with others that we create meaning and our view of self-worth.

​As well as using verbal ways of communication, I work creatively with those who may find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally or are looking for alternative ways to express and explore. If appropriate to the client, this creativity evolves through the work with an individual and can incorporate, for example, sand tray, imagery, metaphor, modelling clay and art. I believe exploring, either creatively or verbally, can bring about understanding and acceptance, helping to heal and move through current difficulties.

Taking the first steps in counselling can seem daunting and there can be so much to read that can becoming overwhelming. If you would like to learn more or get an idea of what to expect from counselling please just send me a text or an email for an informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • ​Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Special
  • Recognition Award - Outstanding Commitment)​
  • Level 4 Acceptance and Commitment therapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 2 Diploma in Counselling

Areas of Training through Workshops and Online Training

  • Complex trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bereavement (Adults and Children and Young People)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Prevent - Recognising Radicalisation
  • Hidden - Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • The Art and Science of Attachment Informed Psychology
  • GDPR


  • Clinical Supervisor, South Wales - Place2Be
  • CYP/Adult Counsellor - Private Practice
  • Primary School Counselling Project Manager - Place2Be
  • Children/Young People/Adult Counsellor - Talk in the Bay
  • Primary and Secondary School Lead Counsellor - TalkingZone
  • Counsellor - Affordable Talk
  • Counsellor - Flying Start/Newport Community Counselling Service
  • Counsellor - Cardiff Women's Aid
  • Primary School Counsellor - Place2Be

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes to 1 hour

Individuals (Children/Young People/Adults): £60 per session

BUPA (Children/Young People/Adults): £60 per session

I am committed to ensuring counselling is accessible to all and as a result, offer a percentage of daytime sessions at a reduced rate to full time students and those on a lower income.

Reduced Rate (Student/Lower Income): £38 per session

When I work

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Further information

​I am knowledgeable and fully committed to issues surrounding Child Protection and Safeguarding across all my work and ensure ongoing and regular Continued Professional Development, keeping updated with research across the counselling and psychotherapy field.

​I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and complaint procedures. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The counselling room is situated on the 1st floor with no lift. I do offer online sessions if considered a suitable alternative for clients

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In person

I offer one to one supervision for counsellors, therapists and other helping professionals working with children, young people and/or adults.

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Vickie Hands
Vickie Hands