Victoria Blake - MNCS (Accred), MBACP
Trauma and abuse are things I have personal experience with. It was after having therapy myself years ago, that I decided to train to help others. I believe that negative experiences can be harnessed and used to support those who are experiencing tough times. Making sure that we work through them is so crucial to not only our present, but our future.
I work regularly with not only trauma and abuse, but also anxiety disorder, panic, family issues, depression, sadness, relationship problems, anger and low self-esteem.
I also work in the prison system with offenders and feel passionately about rehabilitation and reintegration. Nobody should be prevented from getting help. Your history does not need to dictate the rest of your life.
Each session with me is based around your own unique needs. For me, the aim is for you to feel entirely understood, supported and heard, no matter what the issue. It is then that we can explore each situation together and in a way which positively benefits your life and your sense of being.
Although I am based in Torbay, I am also working nationally online. If you're looking for help and some understanding, then please feel free to contact me via email or telephone.
Wishing you good mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2, 3 and 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
I have also undertaken extra professional study in working with sexual abuse, trauma, suicide and domestic violence to name but a few.
I work within the fields of:
Generalised anxiety disorder
Post Natal Depression
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session but there are a couple of concession slots available for those on a low income. Contact for more information.
Concessions offered for
My availability is flexible. I can see clients after working hours and sometimes at weekends.