Vicky Agnew DipHE RegMBACP Integrative Counsellor

Vicky Agnew DipHE RegMBACP Integrative Counsellor

Ballymena
Ballymena
Antrim
BT43

07759950484

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About me

I trained as a counsellor after attending counselling myself and have first hand experience of the benefits of exploring thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. I understand the initial fears and uncertainty of where to begin or what to expect from  the process.

I am a registered member of BACP the professional organisation for counselling and psychotherapy. I work as an integrative counsellor  which allows me to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs.

I provide a one to one counselling service working with people from all backgrounds.  This is by appointment only service, in a safe and confidential space, where the client has an opportunity to talk about about any issues or concerns  in a safe and confidential environment whilst being listened to without being judged.

I believe for the counselling process to work,  you as the client must feel safe valued and understood and this requires the respect understanding and trust which can only be developed within the “counselling relationship”. I recognise that we are we are all unique and individual and therefore believe that in order for the counselling to work  it is important that I work in a manner best suited to you and at your pace to work towards an agreed goal.   I have seen the  benefits of counselling for clients, giving them an understanding of themselves and the problems they are facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and CPD

  • Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2010)
  • OCR Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Award in Cruse Bereavement Care Supervision (2015)
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Facilitated Group-work Training
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Fundamentals of Autism
  • Communication and Autism
  • Assist – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Understanding Self-Harm A Zest Training Workshop
  • Ongoing Telephone Support
  • Working with Victims & Survivors of Traumatic Grief
    Anger Management
  • Working with Trauma
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
    Conflict Management Family Breakdown and Family Risk Assessment

I have varied experience in counselling working face-to-face, online and via telephone. I have worked in GP surgeries, CRUSE  Bereavement Care (Adults and Children work) and also have understanding on the impact of Domestic Violence within the family. My recent experience  as a Child-line volunteer highlighted the difficulties and challenges for Children and Young People as a result of social media and peer pressures enabling me to offer offer emotional support.

I have knowledge and understanding of the impact of Mental Health  and have experience of a varied range of issues including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, stress, sexual abuse, suicide, loss and bereavement, bullying and low self-esteem.

I am committed to  updating my knowledge and understanding and regularly attend professional development courses.  I am a Registered member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and  I attend regular Supervision.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

One to one counselling £35 per hour

Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT43

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Available:

Can be negotiated some daytime and evening sessions

daytime or evening

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults