Victoria Jane Gess Registered MBACP
*I am now currently working via telephone/FaceTime/Zoom*
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, and young people one-on-one face-to-face counselling. *Currently working via telephone/FaceTime/Zoom*
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
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.