Vicky Bradshaw MBACP Counsellor & Supervisor
There may be times when you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings.
Sometimes we can feel lost or confused.
Maybe you just need somebody to listen, someone who doesn't know you and wont judge.
Or maybe you would just like to find out more about yourself.
Maybe your experiencing a crisis and need immediate support.
This is where counselling could help. Talking through and exploring these issues can bring insight, which in turn brings change.
To me, the most important thing about therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor. If the relationship is built on trust, support, equality and honesty, then it allows for a nurturing and healing process to take place.
I offer a non-judgemental and supportive space for people who are experiencing difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
l hold an Advance Diploma In Integrative Counselling, which allows me to draw on a number of counselling models including Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Transpersonal, Gestalt, Person - Centred and Relational.
I have experience of working in different organisations including a Doctors Surgery, Secondary School, the RNIB (Royal National Institute For The Blind) where I specialised in Telephone Counselling.
I currently work for RASAC where I provide specialist support to survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse.
I also offer telephone counselling and skype counselling to clients.
I am a registered member of the BAPC (British Association of Counsellors and Psychptherapists) and I work to their ethical guidelines.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with Rape and Sexual Abuse.
The first session is an opportunity for us to meet each other and to get a sense of what it would be like to work together.
We can discuss the client's needs and from there decide if we want to work together.
I charge £50 per session and require 24 hours cancellation notice.
I work with clients aged 16 and over.
I charge £65 per session for Couple Counselling
I am flexible and happy to discuss a mutually agreeable time
I am interested in continuous learning and often attend CPD (Continual Professional Development) workshops.
Workshops I have attended are:
Burnout - Consequences of Stress or Trauma
Emotional Freedom Technique & Working With Trauma
Engaging With The Erotic
Internet Porn Addiction