Victoria Bennett - MBACP, BA.Hons, Dip. Couns, Dip.NNEB
I follow a holistic approach, and have gained comprehensive experience through working with people of different backgrounds.
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor working in North London. I have extensive expertise in helping clients to address their problems effectively, including anxiety and depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, shame, bereavement and LGBT-related issues. Whatever personal concerns you face, I will assist you in a safe and confidential environment.
I currently work as a Project Manager for a Child Therapist Charity, l also work as an Clinicial Affiliate for a leading Healthcare Affiliate Company. Over the years, my experiences include working as a counsellor for a children's charity, adolescent counsellor, counselling lecturer as well as a bereavement counsellor. I have significant experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
My practice philosophy is mainly person-centred. I believe this to be highly effective as it enables clients to develop and exercise their own independence and decision-making. Depending on circumstances, I will integrate person-centred therapy with behavioural therapy, and with solution focused therapy where appropriate.
"How counselling can help"
At your first appointment I will encourage you to talk about your feelings and emotions. I will listen and support you without judging or criticising. As your counsellor I will help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, enabling you to find your own solutions to the problems or issues you are facing.
"What to expect in your first session"
My aim is to make you feel comfortable and safe from the outset.
We will start by looking at the background to the troubles you are experiencing. I will ask you to complete a form, which will give us a picture of how you are feeling and help me understand how I can best support you: ‘tell your story’. I want you to feel you have the opportunity to tell me about the issues that are concerning you.
Practical Details and Confidentiality
We will discuss the number and frequency of sessions you may need and how any fees will be paid. As your counsellor I will explain how I will protect your confidentiality and privacy. Together we will go through the terms and agreement of our counselling contract.
Trust and Rapport
During the first session, or at any time during your therapy, you can ask me anything you want to know about my qualifications and experience and also clarify anything that you may not understand. To get the best out of the process it is important that you have confidence in me.
I strive to provide the highest standards of support to all my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications and experiences.
I work in private practice in North London - Seven Sisters.
I am a qualified counsellor, I currently work as a Clinical Affiliate for a very well known Healthcare Service I also work part time for a Children's Therapist Charity as a Project Manager.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, I trained in person-centred and solution-focused therapy, I work with people across a wide range of experiences and backgrounds sharing a purposeful quest for insight and understanding.
BA (Hons) Sociology with Race and Culture June 2001
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Sept 2016
( CPCAB & QCF certificate)
Solution Focused Therapy 2017
Mental health First Aider 2019
Psychology of Anxiety and Stress Course 2019
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a experienced counsellor based in South Tottenham and Seven Sisters, I specialise in bereavement and grief, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, anger, loss, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sadness, loneliness and sports related stress.
There is an initial consultation fee of £15.00 for 30 mins
I offer concessions to Key workers & Low income workers
Face to face fee: £50 per 50 minutes session.
Couples fee £75 per 60 minutes session (£65 online)
Individual Skype, Zoom and phone fee: £45.00
I offer brief counselling or Single Session Counselling (SSC) fee: £45.00
I have evening and weekend appointments available
Late cancelled fee £25.00
Concessions can be provided dependent upon your need.
Concessions offered for
Public transport links provide good access from North, Central and East London. I am located three minutes walk from Seven Sisters tube & rail (Victoria Line - exit 3) and South Tottenham (overground).
Buses 76, 149, 243, 476, all stop at the end of the street. Bus 41, 259 & 279, stops are five minutes walk.
My practise room is located in a very quiet space.