Victoria Atherton

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Victoria Louise Counselling MBACP (Accred)
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Northwich, Cheshire, CW9
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About me

I experienced counselling myself as a young person. This for me was life-changing. Ever since, I have been on a mission to make sure young people don’t go through the same challenges that I went through and feel alone. I understand how important it is to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, which is why I offer a free initial telephone consultation.

I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential approach for you to explore and process life events. I can provide you with a safe place to offload, find coping strategies, and help you gain fresh insight into whatever you are dealing with. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and supervisor. 

Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email to find out more. I aim to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

I am a highly qualified, experienced, BACP Accredited counsellor working successfully with children and young people (aged 8+) and also adults; with challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm or relationship or family issues.

I also have experience working with adults and children in the bereavement sector, both in charity and hospice settings. Having provided therapy for a wide range of people and issues, I'm generally happy to work with whatever you may bring.

My qualifications include:

  • BACP Accreditation 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision at The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
  • MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (awarded a distinction) at Keele University- BACP accredited course
  • BSc Psychology (Hons) - The University of Central Lancashire. (First Class Degree)
  • Ongoing CPD training  

Professional Association

Your best interests are at the heart of my practice, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the professional association for members of the counselling and psychotherapy professions in the UK, I am committed to complying with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

An initial confidential telephone conversation to discuss your needs, and to answer any questions you may have, is free of charge, and with no obligation to take your enquiry further.

Counselling or Psychotherapy session fee: £55 for 50 minutes. I offer a reduced rate of £45 to students aged 18+.

Supervision: £65 for 1.5 hours of supervision.

When I work

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Further information

The main counselling space is based in an office setting in Northwich. It is within walking distance from a train station and also has accessibility to bus routes. I am based on the first floor of the building. I can offer sessions remotely via telephone, or Microsoft Teams if you would prefer a video call.

Northwich, Cheshire, CW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately, my premises are on the first floor with no lift.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I trained at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 7).

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