Vicky Mould (MNCS Prof Accred) Therapist and bereavement counsellor
The Wells Place Centre
Talking to a counsellor can be a helpful step forward if you're struggling with how you feel, are experiencing difficulties in your relationships, are finding it difficult to cope with and adjust to a change in your life or family, or want to get more out of life.
Whatever you're going through, you don't have to feel alone in your difficulties, and I hope the following information enables you to decide whether to make contact with me.
I'm Vicky, and I am a registered therapist and bereavement counsellor in Eastleigh. I work with adults of all ages, including couples and families.
My practice is easily accessible from Southampton and Winchester and I also provide individual counselling through Skype.
I can offer specialist counselling support if you are experiencing bereavement and loss
I can offer specialist counselling support if you are experiencing a crisis or emotional distress following a sudden and unexpected bereavement, or a loved one's diagnosis of an incurable illness, affected by cancer (recent diagnosis in the family) or bereaved through cancer. I have been involved in this kind of work for over 10 years and find it deeply rewarding.
As an experienced bereavement counsellor, I can help if you've suffered miscarriage or baby loss (I'm an Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss), going through a relationship breakup, separation or divorce.
Autism, mental health issues and loss of identity
I have both personal insight and professional knowledge of autism, and I can help if you are parenting a young child suspected of or recently diagnosed with autism and experiencing stress and difficulties dealing with your feelings.
I have many years experience supporting adults living with mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder, and I can provide a safe space to:
- Work through difficult life events that may have triggered your mental health issues
- Get in touch with and express feelings
- Develop your confidence and self-esteem
- Find ways of improving and maintaining your mental health.
If you are feeling an ongoing sense of 'I don't know who I am' - this may be related to bereavement, loss or other life experiences, we can work together on discovering who you are or would like to be and find ways of moving forward with that.
How I will work with you
I offer counselling in a confidential, welcoming and relaxed space, away from any outside pressures or expectations.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that you have the potential within you to heal past or present hurts and be or become the person you really are, and I aim to nurture that potential through the counselling relationship.
I bring my warmth and genuineness to my counselling work and I am committed to being a person you can trust and be yourself with.
I am interested in getting to know you - 'issues' or 'problems' don't represent who you are and it's important to me that I see you as a whole person.
I aim to really hear and understand how things are for you. Being listened to in this way can have a profound effect on your mental and emotional wellbeing and develop your ability to listen to yourself.
If you find it difficult to put your feelings into words, feel distanced from your feelings, or prefer to express yourself in a different way, I can introduce a range of art mediums to assist with this.
Being valued and accepted just as you are is a unique experience, and I will not judge or criticise you, nor define you by any diagnosis that you may have. Receiving this kind of acceptance can nurture your confidence and self-esteem.
Whilst I am a counsellor, I do not see myself as the 'expert' or 'authority' of your life. I believe that we are all different and I trust that you know what is best for you.
My aim is to enable you to make choices and changes that you want to make and continue to strive towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
As a couples and family therapist, I can:
- Offer a safe place to devote time to your relationship or relationships
- Listen attentively to both or all perspectives without taking sides or making judgements
- Help you engage in more open dialogue, listen to each other and negotiate with one another
- Help you increase your support for one another.
Working together, we can become aware of what is keeping you stuck and find helpful ways of moving forward.
Sometimes, couples counselling is about ending relationships in an amicable way, and I can support you in this.
If you would like to enquire how counselling may help you, or arrange an initial appointment, please get in touch
Whatever has led you to consider counselling, the most important thing is to find a counsellor you feel comfortable talking to and could work well with.
The first appointment is an opportunity to explore counselling, ask any questions you may have and establish if we could work well together.
If you would like to enquire how counselling may help you, or arrange an initial appointment, please call 07729 193629, or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I hold the following qualifications:
- Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip.PC, Distinction)
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling (Cert.HE)
- Centra Counselling Level 1.
I am trained in First Aid and have undertaken continuing professional development in the following areas:
- Art therapy skills (Level 3) and expressive arts therapy
- Pregnancy and infant loss
- Crisis counselling
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Child psychology and safeguarding children
- Mental health issues (various)
- Understanding autism
- Working with adult survivors of child abuse
- Attachment in the early years
- Sensorimotor psychotherapy.
I am registered with the National Counselling Society and I adhere to their Code of Ethical Practice. I regularly consult with a counselling supervisor and I am fully insured for my work.
I am an experienced bereavement counsellor and former volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care. Having worked within bereavement services (Local Authority), I am familiar with the administrative and legal procedures around bereavement.
I feel proud to be an Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss and I have undertaken their specialist training programme, as well as advanced training in grief and bereavement counselling.
I have many years experience supporting adults with complex mental health needs - in police custody, as an inpatient, out in the community, and since 2011, in a counselling relationship. Beyond the counselling room, I facilitate a support group for women with lived experience of mental health issues.
I am a former helpline volunteer, providing confidential support and information to women experiencing domestic abuse.
I volunteered for a county-wide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME charity for 6 years, providing support to people living with all forms of the condition.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby and child loss
- Issues with communication, trust and respect
- Parenting issues
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Individual appointments are charged at £42.50 for 60 minutes.
Couples appointments are charged at £60 for 90 minutes.
Family appointments are charged at £68 for 90 minutes and may include 3 or 4 people in close relationships.
If finances are a concern for you, please speak to me about this. I usually have 1 or 2 spaces for concessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The Wells Place Centre can cater for a range of physical health needs. I also provide individual counselling through Skype, which can enable you to access counselling from your own home, or anywhere in the world.
I work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please call or email me to arrange an initial appointment.
Types of client