About me

I offer a professional service to help you gain a healthy mind through both Integrative Counselling and Havening Techniques©. 

Negative thoughts impact on our minds, causing anxiety, depression and stressful situations. Sometimes we can feel so low that we lose meaning to our lives.

People come to me for gentle help and guidance.  Being stuck with negative thoughts often leads to feeling unable to bring about change without some effective help.

Change is possible through talking about what's on your mind, understanding why you have worrying thoughts, and where they come from.

Healing Trauma and deep seated emotions can be removed through Havening Touch

By integrating Counselling and Havening Touch exciting new levels of understanding and self awareness can be discovered.

We could all appreciate an M.O.T. for the mind. Therapy is our workbench.

General Matters

Using counselling and psycho-educational coaching skills, and with your intention to find healing, it's possible to reach the understanding of why you think the way you do. Working together we can enable you to reach new knowledge and understanding, so you think differently, encouraging positive change, and opening up avenues of exciting new potential. Also, by understanding hidden patterns of behaviour, you can make better choices, taking you forwards towards resolving your anxieties, and having more self-confidence.

Discovering new and empowering life changing self-awareness can make a difference to your life and those around you.

Counselling involves listening to what you would like to heal, to understand why you feel or think a certain way. We can look at relationships, or past experiences that have impacted on you. We may talk about what your hopes are for your life, or how you are feeling about situations or the environment around you. It is up to you to decide what you would like to talk about.

It's important to know that it is possible to bring about change, to bring resolution, to feel free from the past.

I offer a compassionate, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental approach within a confidential and private location.

      " You have given me hope, strength and inspiration to go forward in my life"

                                                                                                             J.P.

I am a practising Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner

Havening Techniques, are a calming, powerful, restorative and scientifically proven way of bringing you relief from anxiety, stress, and phobias, and in many cases, permanently removing trauma. These new techniques are based in the field of Neuroscience, and helps bring resolution and resilience towards positive lasting change, and contented, happy relationships.

Through gentle touch Delta waves are generated,  allowing a gentle clearing of disturbing memories. As the original experience is not needed to be talked about we only work with the feelings resulting from the negative experience. 

Havening Techniques are a rapid, gentle and effective approach for helping people overcome anxiety based problems. Distressing feelings such as intermittent panic, stress from trauma, fears, depression, addictions and other related issues are amenable to Havening. In addition, Havening Techniques helps develop states of emotional wellbeing and resiliency. The mind/body holds memories, and sometimes these memories create symptoms, maybe even flashbacks, that interrupt our daily lives. Through a simple protocol,  a gentle touch of arms, face and hands, we can produce Delta Waves deep within the mind, the result being that the encoded negative ideas and traumas can be altered, so the effects can be removed from our system. This removal changes both the underlying stressor, and the individual's response.

To quote Dr Ruden who with his twin brother, researched and has made available to health practitioners around the world  “It's now possible to rapidly alleviate suffering, where in many cases, it was seen to be untouchable”.

We finish a Havening session with positive affirmations, retraining our brain to think anew.

Many clients after a session remark on how light they feel, unburdened, positive, able to go out, or speak in public, to love and to recognise them selves for who they truly are. 

Please call or email me, and I will get in touch.

I offer sessions specific to Havening, and can teach you how to Self Haven.

Sessions can be taken face to face, over the phone or online.

" Victoria has been wonderful. I've tried counselling before and couldn't connect. This time I couldn't recommend it more. Havening has been so good, I will continue to use it in the future".  M.B.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been interested in the workings of the human mind since the mid 90's when I began my own journey of self discovery, prompted to attend a Psychology workshop by good friends.

I work within a Humanistic framework as a fully qualified Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor, both privately and within the NHS IAPT environment. I am also a Certified Havening Practitioner, enabling transformational techniques based on emerging discoveries in Neuroscience.

I facilitate self awareness training programmes, and have promoted personal psychology workshops in Kent since 2005.

I work Holistically, recognising connections between our mind and body, how we can find answers though psycho-education and live an effective and satisfied life. You can learn to become aware of your intuition, and to utilise the power of the natural energy of life.

I work either short term within a solution focused framework, or long term.

I also offer a one-off session, if quick guidance is needed. 

These can be discussed at our initial meeting, depending on your needs

.I have experience working with a broad range of issues including

Anxiety, Trauma, Historical traumatic memories, Nightmares, Relationship issues,

Anger, Personal Development, Core issues from childhood, Phobias, Stress

Depression, Bereavement and Loss,  Self esteem, Self confidence, Work related stress

Sleeping issues, Wellbeing,  Mindfulness, 

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 

Graduate of the Psychology of Vision International Training Program.

Certified Practitioner of a new biologically based process, Havening Techniques, through which the brain can heal encoded trauma and negative thought patterns.

I have trained and practised as a Certified Cruse Bereavement Volunteer, and have completed many of their trainings.

I am keen to learn, and attend regular workshops and seminars, so I can pass these new skills on to my clients.

I have  attended global Psychology of Vision workshops since 2001, travelling to trainings in Canada, India, Spain and Hawaii.

I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society.

I am fully insured, with a present DBS and attend regular supervision.

My Practice is in central Faversham, within a quiet private courtyard, with public parking nearby, and a few minutes walk from the Rail Station.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please contact me via phone or email to discuss booking an initial free 30 minute  phone consultation, where we can discuss the way forward that suits your unique needs. 

All sessions are for 60 minutes.

 Face to face Counselling.                                                            £45.00

Face to Face Counselling + Havening                                          £55.00

 Face to Face  Couples                                                                 £60.00

            On-line/phone  Counselling                                             £45.00

            On-line/phone Couples sessions                                      £50.00

          An MOT for the mind: 8 counselling sessions;                  £320.00.

          Havening Techniques per 60 minute session                       £70.00

          Concessions / Students. Please call to discuss

Availability

Weekdays 9am to 7pm. 

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Further information

My consulting room is within a quiet walled garden, offering privacy and a comfortable, safe space to work in.

If clients prefer to walk in a natural setting whilst talking, there are places locally that we can either meet at, or walk to locally.

Faversham
Kent
ME13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

A ground floor and private building within a walled courtyard garden. Close to Town centre parking, and a 3 minute walk from Faversham railway station.

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