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About me

I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor providing a confidential and supportive space without any agenda or judgement for you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing and different parts of your life.

I have training in CBT, Person-Centered therapy and have gained specialist training and experience in working with bereaved adults. I am experienced in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement and have lots of experience of working with young people.

I believe at the heart of counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor, I am a great listener, naturally empathetic and provide a friendly, approachable space which will allow you to feel at ease and able to engage in exploration in a supported way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip HE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • Level 3 ABC certificate in counselling

Member organisations


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

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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Finding the right counsellor can be hard, that is why I offer a free initial 30-minute telephone consultation with no obligation to continue. 

  • 50 minute sessions face to face - £40 
  • 50 minute sessions via telephone or zoom - £40

Further information

I am based at the Solent business park in Whiteley which is easily accessible from junction 9 on the M27.  

I can also provide zoom or telephone counselling.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Vicky Drinkwater

Vicky Drinkwater