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About me

As an Integrative therapist, I pull theoretical as well as practical techniques from a number of different modalities in order to best serve the needs of my clients. I focus on being client-centred (ie. you lead the way) so that the atmosphere in the room is always one that’s collaborative and helpful. I aim for full transparency in any experiential work I am doing with you like mindfulness, meditation and grounding techniques that can be useful especially when we are dealing with trauma.

Some of the ways we may work together: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

As a therapist, I aim to support those in need through difficult periods of transition. I am particularly interested in developmental and attachment theory around our childhood experiences and how they shape who we are today. As part of my training I have, myself, been in therapy so truly understand how it can feel to be the client. I am passionate about creating and protecting space for others to process their past and present as well as step into their future.

The work I aim to do with clients reflects my personal beliefs around the connection between the mind and body, that every client already possesses the resources they need to help themselves so it’s my job to help access/harness them and that my role is to facilitate positive change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am BACP registered, have a BSc in Psychology, Masters in The Psychodynamics of Human Development and a PGDip in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I have worked in many different clinical settings and currently continue a placement in a hospice. In the future, I aim to undertake a doctorate as well as formal training in Jungian Psychoanalysis.

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £60 per 50 minute session. In line with my inclusivity policy I also offer a few slots a week at a lower rate for those from lower income households, please indicate during our consultation if you require access to this and I can talk you through all the options. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Victoria Abbott

Victoria Abbott