Victoria Culshaw: Individual & Relationship Counsellor in Cornwall
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.
Couples Counselling Toolkit, The Counselling Academy.
Sessional worker at The Dreadnought Centre, Pool.
Private practice experience working with a wide range of challenges, including;
Family issues, 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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 trainee counsellors/keyworkers/low income groups, please mention if you are in one of these categories.
£40 per hour, first session is half price £20.
Couples or family therapy = £45 per hour.
Concessions offered for
Face to face appointments and home visits available Monday to Friday between 9am-8pm.
Online appointments via Zoom/WhatsApp video call can be offered outside of these times.