Victoria David

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MA MBACP (Accred)
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Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6
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About me

I imagine you are here because you are feeling lost and overwhelmed. Perhaps you feel stressed and exhausted, are struggling with difficult emotions such as anxiety, guilt and anger and worry that you are not a good enough mum.  

​You would love to mother with more ease and joy. To welcome in self-compassion and let go of the need to be perfect. To feel more balanced and confident within yourself and how you relate to your child.

You are looking for someone who understands and genuinely cares. Someone who will listen to your worries and struggles without judgement. Someone who will think things through with you and help you to find solutions and develop resources that work for you within the context of your life.

Does this resonate with you?

If you decide you would like to work with me we will take the time to:

​Explore and make sense of what is going on and what you would like to be different.
Develop your self-awareness of your thoughts, emotions and actions giving you more choice and the opportunity to interrupt unhelpful cycles and patterns. 
Uncover your values and challenge the ‘shoulds’ that you have inherited from your family and our culture, freeing you to mother and live in a way that is authentic to you.
Connect with and learn to trust your intuition enabling you to truly honour your children’s needs as well as your own.
Discover new ways of relating to yourself and your child/children to support healthy growth – yours and theirs.
Recognise and value your strengths and qualities so that you grow in confidence with who you are and what you bring to your relationship with your child/children.

Throughout our work together I will hold a compassionate respectful space for you and all that you share with me.

​I offer in-person counselling, psychotherapy and equine assisted therapy.

​Counselling is short-term (6-12 sessions) and is helpful for focusing on a specific struggle or goal and orientating you in a direction towards long-term positive change.

Psychotherapy is long-term and which I offer on an open-ended basis. Working together for longer allows us to work at more depth and breadth. This creates the opportunity to develop deeper and more nuanced self-awareness, and to develop new ways of relating to yourself and your child/children with my ongoing support.

Equine Assisted Therapy is short-term (usually 4-8 sessions). Working therapeutically outside with the horses offers a dynamic and tangible way of developing self-awareness and resources to create positive change for you and your child/children. No riding is involved and no previous experience of horses is necessary. 

​I invite you to get in touch with me to arrange a twenty minute consultation over the telephone which is free of charge.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I saw my first client in 2012 and since then I have worked with children, teenagers and adults in schools, community settings and private practice. During 2023 I recognised that I felt most passionate about supporting mums and so I pivoted my practice to specialise in this area. Take a look at the 'about me' page on my website for my story.  

Qualifications 

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling: Wealden Psychology Institute (BACP Accredited), 2014

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy First Class Honours: Anglia Ruskin University, 2019

Masters Counselling & Psychotherapy: Advanced Clinical Practice: Minster Centre, London, 2022

Additional Training

Person-Centred Art Therapy Certificate (PCATS), 2017

Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (LEAP), 2018

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their ethical framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. 

Thereafter my fees are:                                                                                                  Counselling and psychotherapy - £60 per 50 minute session.                                Equine Assisted Therapy - £120 per 90 minute session.              

I have some concessionary spaces for clients who cannot afford my full fee. 

Counselling and psychotherapy is most effective when sessions are weekly. Equine assisted therapy sessions can be weekly or fortnightly.  

When I work

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Afternoon
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I see clients on: Mondays 10am - 6.30pm. Tuesdays 10am - 6.30pm. Wednesdays 10am - 5pm. Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm.

I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 hours Monday -Friday.

Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Victoria David
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