About me

Hi, my name is Vicky and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in North Essex and Suffolk.

You may be suffering from depression or anxiety, perhaps you’re feeling stressed or suffering from panic attacks? My training and skills might be able to help you overcome your troubles.

The role of your counsellor is to help you gain insight into your thought patterns. We do this by looking at the events of your life and how they may be causing you to feel the way you do now. When you work with a counsellor it can be easier to reveal any patterns from your past that you may not consciously notice and we can then work together to find acceptance, empathy and understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a trained counsellor for over 9 years and am a Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have achieved Accredited Stu's which reflects my experience and commitment to maintaining high levels of care.Throughout my time as a counsellor I have worked with people who are suffering from relationship breakdowns, trauma, bereavement and those facing childhood abuse and trauma.

I believe in working with the person as a whole being and not as a list of labels or issues.

There are many different types of counselling. I am primarily a Psychodynamic Counsellor, which means I aim to help you understand your deep-rooted feelings and how these may be impacting upon your current state of mind.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

I do not feel it is helpful to regard any of these issues in isolation. I would like to address the problem in context of the whole person.

Further information


My counselling service is based in the rural hamlet of Wakes Colne in North Essex. Just 20 minutes from Colchester and within easy reach of Sudbury, Halstead and Marks Tey, the location provides you with a relaxing and peaceful environment, away from the hustle of a town centre location. You also have the added bonus of free on-site parking, which makes it easier for you to attend your sessions.

Wakes Colne

Type of session

In person
Vicky Spencer

Vicky Spencer