Victoria Hampson

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BSc (Hons) Counselling (1st), Dip. Couns., Dip. CBT, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Please Note:   I only have fortnightly sessions available at the current time.   All enquiries by email via the Counselling Directory contact form.

Hello and welcome to my page.  Please have a good read of the information here as it is important that you are comfortable and are able to trust the counsellor that you choose to work with.   

The most powerful thing anyone can ever do is to say, "I can't do this anymore, I need help" and to reach out for that support.   

Sometimes friends/family/work colleagues can listen but don't hear, they look but don't see.  We can often feel unheard and invisible.  We, perhaps, also don't want to worry or upset family/friends by confiding in them or equally we may feel judged by others.  We can all experience times when we feel low in mood, stressed, sad, or generally overwhelmed and these are normal reactions to life occurrences   However, sometimes these feelings and emotions persist and cause disruption to our ability to function with day to day living and impact on our wellbeing. We can become exhausted putting on that "smiling" facade for people every day.  It is at times like these that we certainly need to be seen and heard but we may not know where to turn for help.   The idea of counselling can be a frightening prospect, however, I do offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. 

I provide face to face, online, or eco-therapy.   If you would like to arrange a free telephone assessment, please contact me by email.   A telephone assessment is mandatory before engaging in counselling with me.

I support people suffering from fear, anxiety and overwhelming worry, depression, stress, trauma,  feeling not good enough, feeling stuck with no purpose or meaning, imposter syndrome, perfectionism, generally sad, confused, low mood that can't be shaken off, health issues, low self-esteem, low confidence, life loss such as redundancy, relationship issues, menopause related issues and emotional distress and pain. 

My specialist area is grief counselling for people who experience difficulties in coping with bereavement, particularly those grieving after pregnancy loss, complicated grief or those who are disenfranchised in their grief.

What does Counselling with me look like?

I provide a compassionate presence, listening and validating your story and emotions, giving you time and space to explore your feelings.  You also don't need to wear that facade that you have to put on for others.  Being able to speak to someone who is unbiased can of itself be a relief and also not having to be afraid of upsetting them, or worse being judged.  There are no judgements in my therapy room.   I like to work with you agreeing a way forward together, working at your pace, being supported by me.   I can support you if you simply need to talk or gain more clarity on your issues, process difficult emotions, have a different perspective, make sense of what is happening, find solutions, maybe want a sense of calm, feel more confident, set goals, or have a sense of direction, purpose and meaning.

I have a relaxed approach and my clients say that I am warm, understanding and offer a calm presence.

Please see my qualifications listed below.  I also engage in regular Continuing Professional Development, attend various national Bereavement Groups, and facilitate a national network for women's wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling (1st)
  • Diploma H.E. In Psychology
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate In Single Session Therapy
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Diploma In Grief & Bereavement
  • ABC Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Concepts
  • Certificate In Eco-Therapy
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate In Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate In Online & Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief due to bereavement including the loss of an animal companion or any life event loss. 

Grief due to pregnancy loss (ectopic, unknown location, fertility, miscarriage, miscarried multiple, absorbed multiple, stillbirth, medical termination, termination)

Fees

£50.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

FREE 30 minute telephone session.  

Initial sessions are 90 minutes and the fee is £60

Subsequent sessions are 60 minutes and the fee is £50

Single Session Therapy is £120

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Inquiries can be made by  email from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday.

Further information

I have full Insurance and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).   I also have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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If you require a ground floor room please advise at initial contact and this can be arranged. If you wish to have your therapy dog present please advise at initial contact and this can be arranged.

Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet
Victoria Hampson
Victoria Hampson