Vicky Ross Registered MBACP (Senior Accredited)
I offer Online Counselling via Skype or Zoom, given the current situation with Covid-19.
You may have found it difficult sharing your concerns with friends or family, however supportive they may be.
It can be daunting to seek help, but in seeing a counsellor, you are assured of privacy and confidentiality with someone who is outside your personal sphere and will provide non-judgemental support.
I offer a calm reflective space in which we can work constructively to make sense of any troubles or concerns you may have. I will support you as you gain insight into your feelings and fears and, over time, discover and develop inner strengths that will enable you to let go of unhelpful patterns of behaviour and find new directions for the future.
I have worked with individuals who may be experiencing:
- feelings of anxiety, depression or stress
- feelings of confusion or of being overwhelmed
- feelings of being stuck in unhelpful repetitive patterns of behaviour or relationships
- a lack of confidence in your self
- deep feelings of loss, grief
- difficulty in relating to people
- difficulty tolerating uncomfortable feelings
- the impact of abuse or bullying
- the impact of being with someone intrusive or self-absorbed
- using food as a way of calming yourself
- feeling overwhelmed as a carer
- your feelings as seeming out of control at times
- a sense of dissatisfaction, emptiness or futility with your life
- a tendency to be harsh on yourself
- a need for personal development and growth
- work-related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 31 years of experience working as a qualified counsellor in a variety of settings, for the charity Mind, a G.P surgery and a university staff and student counselling service.
I have a private practice close to Crouch End, N8 in North London.
Diploma in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling, 1987;
Certificate in Brief Psychotherapy-Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 1990;
Post Diploma Course in Advanced Counselling Practice, 1991;
Post Qualifying Certificate in Time-limited Psychodynamic Therapy, 1991.
I draw on more recent ways of working rather than the more traditional approaches and engage regularly in professional workshops, conferences and seminars.
I am a Registered and Senior Accredited member of BACP, a Forum Organiser for the Birkbeck Counselling Association, and a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (IARPP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Empty Nest syndrome
My standard fee is £50.
At times, I have some spaces for concessions for front-line workers.
Concessions offered for
After an initial telephone or email contact, I will answer any questions you may have and I will ask you for some brief background about what brings you to counselling. We may then decide to meet to discuss your situation in more detail.
It can be helpful to have a few sessions before we decide together if I can be of help to you. Normally we would then meet weekly for a 50 minute session.