Hello, I am Victoria, an experienced counsellor supporting adults working through stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions within my private practice based in Romsey.
My experience includes trauma therapy, supporting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Personality Disorder. (See list below of areas I support).
I offer face to face appointments, online, or via the telephone. I can tailor the process to suit your needs, also providing Walk and Talk Therapy sessions.
When life seems impossible, I will offer a safe space for you to explore a change in perception. I will explore your inner conflicts, understanding these may lead to exploring what fuels these. What is miscommunicated more than anything else, and making meaning to what is unsaid can be a powerful process, one I will facilitate with you.
I offer a FREE Initial consultation, so please get in touch today. You can call or text me on 07587 460373 or send me an email here.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the ethical framework, professionally delivering good and safe practice. Mutual respect and safety ensure comfort and peace of mind for the important work within the counselling process
- Creative Counsellors, Walk & Talk Therapy
- University of Portsmouth Gestalt Counselling Diploma
- Eastleigh College, Level 3 ABC Counselling Skills
- Eastleigh College, Basics Counselling Skills
- My continuing development is an important and essential part of my practice.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience in working with military veterans within a Southampton Veterans Drop-In Centre. This area of work for me is incredibly rewarding, and I want to give the best of what I have as a counsellor if you choose to reach out to me.
I help veterans who are working towards:
- Integrating back into daily life
- Finding structure and routine
- Wanting to be accepted
- Exploring coping techniques
- Anger management (for any emotions that you do not normally share with the outside world.)
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Please contact me for a free consultation
£50 Per session
Concessions available for trainee therapists
Life can get busy sometimes. I offer flexible appointment bookings, working with your individual needs I will consider some evening and weekend availability.
Learning coping techniques to use in daily life can be beneficial, creating stability in order for structure and routine to return will aid function when transitioning during therapy.
I offer the following holistic approaches which can be used as coping techniques:
Mindfulness practice can bring your attention into the present moment, non-judgmentally, developing skills through mindful meditation.
Mindfulness Meditation is a powerful way of controlling your mind. It is a Buddhist tradition that enables the mind to process and clear out negative thoughts, to eventually find spiritual and mental relaxation.
Mindfulness is a psychological process, enabling the here and now to be brought into the present moment. It is believed that control over the mind, enables the body to heal, for example feeling stressed or angry can raise blood pressure, potentially causing a heart attack or stroke, these feelings can eat away at the body. Holding tension within you, which can manifest into physical pain and further health problems. I will always be mindful of the environment being created.
Walk and talk therapy
Walking therapy is a shared activity, creating different ways to explore your counselling pathway. I will walk the path together with you. Being outdoors may help open your mind and improve your general health and wellbeing.
Natural outdoor settings aid relaxation, releasing endorphins and calms the mind enough to connect to the rhythm of what is going on around you, whilst building the therapeutic relationship.
Being outdoors may calm you, aid focus and thought processes, enabling you to make meaning of intrusive thoughts.
Creative, walking therapy can be particularly helpful when there are things you cannot say in words. I use a range of ways to express and develop meaning to what is coming up in the present.
I believe you cannot use up creativity, the more you use it, the more you have. Releasing creativity within, may bring you possibilities and allow you to discover new ideas. To explore limiting thoughts and negotiating life, can be difficult to express.
Creative, walking therapy sessions may help you discover who you truly are, and make sense of your world. "We are all just walking each other home"