In these unprecedented times I am offering an online, remote psychotherapy service for children, adolescents and support for parents and professionals. Through video calling or the telephone, I am here to provide support through the anxiety and uncertainty. It can be helpful for young people to talk through their worries and find solutions to help them manage, particularly whilst their routine has significantly changed and they are no longer having the same regular contact with their friends and peers, sport and leisure time has been reduced and the return to school remains undecided.
Young people are experiencing high levels of concern for their loved ones, school work and future, remote therapy (telephone, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp) can be a helpful way for them to work through these issues, this may then lead to the option of face-to-face sessions in the future. I specialise in working with young people who are suffering from trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms and behavioural difficulties.
Please get in touch to find out more: call - 07867 433 558 / email me or see my website, www.victoriaclancy.co.uk.
I am a UKCP Registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist. I am trained in Integrative Child Psychotherapy; Counselling; Art and Play Therapy.
I offer short, mid and long-term psychotherapy. I undertake work in a variety of settings, including private consultations and in organisations such as schools, health and family centres.
I also offer remote therapy and support such as online and over the telephone.
I cover Sussex; Surrey and Hampshire. I also offer training to parents; carers and those working with children.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Master's Degree in Integrative Child Psychotherapy in 2011 at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (‘IATE’). I hold a Certificate in Counselling and a PostGraduate Diploma in Psychology.
I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology at The Institute of Education, London and consequently hold Graduate Basis of Registration with the British Psychological Society.
I am qualified in counselling and in the therapeutic use of art and play. I am a registered member of The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
My particular areas of interest are infant brain development, the neuroscience of attachment, trauma and how our bodies react under emotional stress. My training and continued professional development includes a variety of psychotherapeutic theories and interventions, from leaders in the field of attachment, psychotherapy, psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry.
In addition to working as therapist, I also undertake roles as a Supervisor; Tutor and Examiner on Child Counselling courses.
In addition to qualifications in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, play and arts therapy, I am also qualified to use the Solihull Approach, Mellow Parenting and Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) methods for individual and group work.
I have experience of educational and psychiatric settings and I have provided evidence to court in a professional capacity. I am up to date with current legislation for child safeguarding and child safeguarding procedures.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer remote therapy online, such as through Zoom; Skype; WhatsApp; Face Time and over the telephone.
I work with children and young people, I also offer support for parents and professionals.
Therapy sessions can help with common concerns such as tantrums, anger outbursts, hyperactive behaviour, bedtime routines, or problems at school such as with attendance, learning and friendships.
It can also support more complex issues such as loss, trauma, neglect, post-traumatic stress, depression, eating and anxiety disorders or self-harm.
I am a humanistic, attachment based therapist, this approach is aimed at addressing the root cause of difficulties through the therapeutic relationship. I have a warm, non-judgemental and sensitive approach and you will receive utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.
Early intervention has shown to improve the chances for children and young people, with studies increasingly demonstrating the link between early brain development and wellbeing. Through psychotherapy, it may be possible to change the ways we think, feel, behave and relate. My approach can offer healing and help with the processing of issues, so that the young person may be better able to move forwards and achieve their potential.