Victoria Jane Gess Registered MBACP
Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, addictions, abuse, bereavement and trauma, can have a huge impact on your overall health and well being, relationships and daily life.
Have you been feeling angry, frustrated, worthless, sad, fearful, alone or stuck?
Some of these feelings can be normal, however, living with constant negative thoughts and feelings can hold you back from developing healthy relationships and reaching your full potential. Whilst we cannot change other people and we often cannot change difficult circumstances which we find ourselves in, counselling can help us to adapt our own responses with better self-awareness. In my practice I offer my clients a professional relationship where it is safe to explore their experiences in confidence and without judgement.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I offer an integrated approach to counselling which combines Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.The integrative approach recognises that there is no 'one size fits all' in therapy, and that there are great benefits to clients being able to draw on a range of therapeutic approaches.
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk in a way which explores what is going on in your life, and helps you to work towards change. Together, we can develop a trusting counselling relationship which enables you to identify your needs, feel heard and understood.
Each session lasts 50 minutes, on an agreed day and time each week, in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I offer adults,children and young people one-on-one face-to-face counselling.
Our first meeting will be an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor to help you. We will be able to discuss how I work and what your expectations of counselling are. I will be interested in finding out a little more about you and your reasons for seeking counselling at this time. Should you decide that you wish to engage in counselling with me, we will then arrange a series of further sessions. The amount of counselling sessions is dependent on you. For some, short term work helps them to move forward quickly, whilst others benefit from longer term support.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free initial telephone consultation. 07957922485
My rate is £40 per hour. I have a limited number of concessionary spaces.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists), and abide by the Ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I hold an advanced DBS Certificate.
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