Victoria Culshaw MBACP (Registered), Dip.Couns.
I welcome clients who want to understand or make a bit more sense of the challenges they're facing. Obstacles in life can leave us feeling stuck, invisible, alone or lost in our struggles to succeed. I am a strong believer in the therapeutic potential of being truly understood, seen and heard. With the right conditions, I have no doubt that we have the power to find our own direction and triumph over our difficulties with honesty and acceptance. I will work alongside you through discomfort, whether you're feeling confused or frustrated, afraid or lonely. Offering safety and support in a bright, comforting environment, my hope is that we will get to a place where you can feel more content with yourself and where you're going.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy, Cornwall College.
Sessional worker at The Dreadnought Centre, Pool.
Private practice experience working with a wide range of challenges, including;
Postnatal depression, children struggling with behavioural issues, military family life, loss, grief and bereavement, identity exploration, relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, coping with ill health and chronic conditions, parenting issues, clients coping with partners addiction, communication breakdowns within family units, work related stress and anxiety. Feeling overwhelmed or lost in your role at home or work.
I'd be particularly interested in working with you if you're struggling with how you relate to yourself and others. I believe the most important relationship we have is with ourselves and it's the template for all other connections.
Co-facilitator of Family Matters support group for the Transgender & Non-Binary community at Safe Haven Cornwall.
Additional training includes:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Ethics, Boundaries and Small-Town Relationships
NVC (Non-Violent Communication)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long-distance relationships and frequently relocating (military life)
Family dynamics, communication breakdowns.
Feeling lost or generally unsure of your own sense of identity.
Home visits to provide therapy to anyone who would find it hard to get to a counsellor, for whatever reason.
I allocate a limited number of appointments at a discount for student counsellors, please mention if you're on a counselling-related course and your training recommends personal therapy.
£40 per hour, concessions available for trainee counsellors while studying and also for under 18s.
Face to face appointments and home visits available Monday to Friday between 9am-6pm. Sundays 6-9pm. Evening sessions are available on Tuesdays.
Online appointments can be offered outside of these times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Where access or mobility may be an issue, home visits can be organised.
Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. Sunday 6-9pm.
Types of client