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BACP Accred NCS Accred. Certified Havening Practitioner

About me

I offer a professional service to help you gain a healthy mind through Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling and gentle, highly effective Havening Techniques. 

By blending Counselling and Havening I can rapidly and permanently remove anxious and negative thoughts and memories of Traumatic experiences, as well as those diagnosed as being affected by PTSD.

Your first session can lead to positive, rewarding and permanent change.

Negative thoughts cause anxiety, panic attacks, depression and stressful situations.

Through Counselling, it's possible to uncover where and why these emotions originated, and how they might be impacting on you now. This  knowledge can allow understanding and healing.

Anxiety comes from fear, and creates worry, sometimes our mind can get stuck on repetitive negative thoughts, which leads to feeling unable to bring about change without effective intervention.

Talking about what's on your mind, can help lead you to understand why you have worrying thoughts.

Anxiety , Trauma, Stress and phobias are rapidly and permanently removed through Havening Techniques

By integrating Counselling and Havening Techniques exciting new levels of Healing and self awareness encourage confidence, better self-esteem, and more fulfilling lives.

You will also be shown how to self regulate anxious and negative feelings through the Havening touch for yourself, in your own time.

This is called Self -Havening


Using counselling and psycho-educational coaching skills, and with your intention to find healing,  will help you to understand why you think the way you do, enabling  new self awareness, encourage positive change, and open up avenues of exciting new personal potential.

By understanding hidden patterns of behaviour, you can make better choices, taking you forwards towards resolving your anxieties, making 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. Whether you have concerns regarding relationships, or past traumatic experiences that have impacted on you, or are feeling a lack of motivation, I can help.

We may talk about what your hopes are for your life, or how you are feeling about certain 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"


 Permanently remove anxiety, trauma and phobias.

Havening Techniques, are a calming, powerful, restorative and scientifically proven way of bringing you permanent relief from anxiety, stress, trauma and phobias. These new techniques are based in the field of Neuroscience, and enable resolution and resilience towards positive lasting change..

I am a practising Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner

Through gentle touch to arms and face, Delta waves are generated,  allowing a gentle clearing of disturbing memories. As the original experience is not needed to be talked about we need 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, often 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 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, Dr Steven Ruden,  researched and  made Havening Techniques 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 themselves in a new light.

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

As well as blended sessions of Counselling and Havening Techniques,

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 you can find answers though psycho-education, learning why you think the way you do, so you  can 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 bringing relief from:    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, and will use Wellbeing and Mindfulness.

 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.

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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


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

National Counselling Society

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National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


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 15 minute  phone consultation, where we can discuss the way forward that suits your unique needs. 

All sessions are for 60 minutes.

30 minutes Introductory consultation                                       £25.00

 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                                                £55.00

 Havening Techniques per 60 minute session                             £70.00

          Concessions / Students. Please call to discuss

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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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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