Victoria Foulds-Duncan BSc (Hons) PGDip MSc MBACP MBPsS
When was the last time you looked after you?
With the pace and pressures of modern life, it’s easy to spend the majority of your time looking after others and keeping things such as work and family life ticking over. But who is looking after you?
I am Victoria (Vicki) Foulds-Duncan, and I am a BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
I am an integrative practitioner, meaning I use different modalities depending on what it is you feel you need from counselling. These can include short-term and long-term work, person-centered talking therapy, CBT techniques, and creative interventions to name a few. At the heart of it all however, I work relationally (working with the therapeutic relationship to inform therapy) and I value the therapeutic relationship; I will treat you with respect, not judge your decisions, and I will listen to you. I will provide a safe space for you to explore what is bothering you - and help you to find solutions to improve your wellbeing.
My counselling premises is in central Leeds, and is easily accessible by car and public transport. I have availability on some weekday evenings after 7pm, and Sunday mornings. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss availability.
I have a particular interest in working with women (and men) with issues surrounding perinatal mental health (such as pre- and postnatal depression, and birth trauma) and pregnancy loss (including miscarriage, stillbirth, and abortion).
As well as the above, I work with a range of issues, and the list below is not exhaustive. Please get in contact if you would like to discuss your needs and book an appointment.
- Career Changes
- Child Abuse / Trauma
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Self-Confidence
- Pregnancy and Birth
- Sexual Abuse
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Work-Related Stress
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Psychology – University of Bradford (2017)
- PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling – University of Leeds (2016)
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts – Leeds City College (2014)
- Level 1 Introduction to Counselling – Leeds City College (2013)
- BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences – University of Leeds (2010)
Certification / Memberships / Accreditations
- Accredited Member - The Foundation for Infant Loss Training (2019)
- Registered Member (MBACP) - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (MBPsS) - British Psychological Society (BPS)
Aside from my private practice, I also work at Marie Stopes International offering Pre- and Post-Abortion Counselling. This involves exploration and goal-focussed work and decision-making with unlimited sessions up until the legal abortion limit. Post-abortion is short-term work, which can involve working with grief, loss, regret, bereavement, and trauma.
Previously I was a counsellor at Barca-Leeds offering long-term therapy (up to 24 sessions) with clients of all ages from 18+, covering a wide range of presenting issues including (but not limited to) depression; anxiety; stress; bereavement; trauma; childhood sexual abuse; financial and housing issues; issues surrounding incarceration; sleep issues and nightmares; relationship issues.
My placement hours were undertaken at Doncaster College Counselling Service, and was mostly goal-oriented short-term work comprising up to 6 sessions, with occasional extensions to 12 sessions. I worked with the 16-25 age group and worked with issues such as depression; anxiety; stress; bereavement; bullying; struggles with school work; low self-esteem; family issues; sleep problems.
I undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year, in a wide range of areas, to ensure my knowledge and skills are up to date.
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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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