Victoria David BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Counselling can lead to long lasting positive change and is open to anyone who feels they would benefit from talking to a qualified therapist about what is troubling them, whether this is a specific issue or a feeling that life isn't how you would like it to be. I work with adults, young people and children and can help with: anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, change, parenting, relationship/friendship issues, family issues, feeling stuck and dissatisfied with life, and personal growth.
I offer a calm, supportive and confidential space where together we can unravel the difficulties you are experiencing. Everyone is different and experiences life in their own unique way, so I am interested in understanding and working with how the problems in your life are affecting you. Sharing and exploring your thoughts and feelings with a supportive and understanding therapist creates the opportunity to come to terms with difficult experiences, heal from emotional wounds, and find a way forward that is right for you.
I offer children and young people a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where they can feel listened to and understood. I work with them to explore and make sense of what is troubling them and how they are feeling, which helps them to manage the difficulties in their lives. Playing and being creative is the natural language for children to express and explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences. This means children usually work through what is troubling them through play and creativity rather than talking about their difficulties. Young people normally prefer to talk, however, they may also choose to engage with creative activities to non-verbally express and explore their thoughts and feelings.
It is really important that you, or your young person or child, feels comfortable with me, so the first session is an opportunity for us to meet to see if I am the right therapist for you, before committing to regular sessions.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their ethical framework, which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk.
Alongside my counselling practice I offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) for people who feel they would like a different form of therapy from room-based counselling. I am a senior registered LEAP EFP practitioner.
Please visit my website for more information and you are very welcome to contact me in confidence, either by email or phone, if you have any questions or would like to arrange a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling: Wealden Psychology Institute (BACP Accredited).
BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy First Class Honours: Anglia Ruskin University. This included a specialist module counselling children and young people.
Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (LEAP).
Person-Centred Art Therapy Certificate (PCATS).
I am currently studying for a MA/PG Dip Professional Practice Counselling & Psychotherapy: Advanced Clinical Practice, at the Minster Centre, London.
I have been counselling clients since 2012 and have worked with children and young people with Place2Be, YMCA Dialogue and Fegans. I was a counsellor for adults with Cruse Bereavement and Sussex Community Counselling Service. I am now in full-time private practice working with children, young people and adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Counselling - £45 per 50 minute session.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy - £80 per 90 minute session £60 per 60 minute session.
Concessions are available for clients on benefits or low income and students.
Free off road parking.