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 an Academic Coach for a reputable Global University, 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 University in London as an Academic Coach.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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, bereavement, loss, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sadness, loneliness and sports related stress.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
There is an initial consultation fee of £15.00 for 30 mins
Face to face fee: £50 per 50 minutes session
Couples fee £75 per 60 minutes session
Individual Skype and phone fee: £45.00
I have evening appointments available
Late cancelled fee £20.00
Concessions can be provided dependent upon your need.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Wednesday throughout the daytime available. Evening appointments and Saturday morning appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|