Victoria Dickenson

Victoria Dickenson


01795 539302 / 07970303610

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About me

Are you feeling Anxious or Stressed, feeling stuck in relationships or work? Do you have niggling self doubts, churning sensations as thoughts keep repeating without any answers ?  These negative thoughts impact on our minds, so we feel we have lost meaning to our lives.

Why not take the step to understand where these issues come from?  That first step to bring about change and take charge of your life, is by asking for help, through talking and listening.

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

I feel that we could all appreciate an M.O.T. for the mind. Therapy is our workbench.

By 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, helping bring resolution and resilience towards positive lasting change, and contented, happy relationships

Whilst working together you can get a better understanding of hidden patterns of behaviour, discovering latent self empowerment to make better choices, taking you forwards towards feeling less anxious, more confident, and with a new and empowering life changing self-awareness, making a difference to your life and those around you.

Talking about your concerns, and being listened to unconditionally, encourages you to contact your inner feelings, helping you to discover any blocks that may be holding you back.

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

I am also a Certified Havening@Techniques Practitioner.

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 Touch 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, by a gentle touch of arms, face and hands, we can produce Delta Waves, the result being that the encoded 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.

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

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 Counsellor, both privately and within the NHS IAPT environment. I am also a Havening Practitioner, enabling transformational techniques based on emerging discoveries in Neuro Science.

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

I work Holistically, recognising connections between our mind and body, utilising the power that is greater than ourselves, and the natural energy of life.

I work either short term within a solution focused framework of 6-12 sessions, or long term. These can be discussed at our initial meeting, depending on your needs.

I have experience working with a broad range of issues including



Relationship issues


Personal Development

Core issues from childhood




Bereavement and Loss

Self esteem

Self confidence

Work related stress

Sleeping issues



I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, am a Graduate of the Psychology of Vision International Training Program, and Havening Techniques Practitioner.

I am a 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 also attended global psychology workshops since 2003.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and Accredited Member of The 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


Accredited register membership


Please contact me via phone or email to discuss booking an initial consultation, where we can discuss the way forward that suits your unique needs. This first meeting lasts 50 minutes, and costs £35.

Costs: Counselling per 50 minute session: £50.00

          Havening Techniques per 60 minute session £70.

            An MOT for the mind: 8 counselling sessions for £350.00.

          Couples per 60 minute session:£65.00

Concessions : Students / Please call to discuss other prices.                   

Maps & Directions

Faversham, ME13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Ground Floor of a private purpose built building, within a walled courtyard. Close to Town centre parking, and 3 minutes from Faversham railway station.


Weekdays and Saturday 10am to 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme