Victoria Hares

MBACP Accred Counsellor / Couples / Supervisor / EMDR Therapist

About me

Hello my name is Victoria and as a qualified accredited BACP counsellor I am experienced in supporting individuals who are struggling with feelings of low self esteem, loneliness, isolation and issues around intimacy. I support people from different backgrounds and cultures covering issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, work related problems, childhood/adult trauma and loss and bereavement. I understand how difficult life can be at times and how it might be easier to continue with the path of life you are on - or you could make that first step and seek support by contacting me.

I offer both short and long term counselling working from my private detached counselling room in Bexleyheath Kent DA7.

I offer a non-judgemental, empathic safe relationship and my approach is to support clients to understand how their current emotional and psychological difficulties may be unconscious and related to their past childhood experiences. I feel the unique relationship between us is of the utmost importance, this will allow you to feel safe, open up and share with me your issues and concerns.

I am a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist.

EMDR is a recommended treatment (NICE 2008) for working with distress caused by traumatic memories. EMDR has also been used to work with a broader spectrum of issues ranging from anxiety (phobias, panic attacks etc,) to experiences such as grief, pain and depression.

I have undertaken training to support clients with alcohol and/or substance misuse issues and the related difficulties that may arise from their addiction.

During our initial meeting you will have an opportunity to ask questions, explore whether we can develop a working relationship and if you feel comfortable and safe to share with me.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • NCFE Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) UK and Ireland Part 1,2,3
  • Couple Dynamic Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision - Interpsyche Centre for Counselling Studies

Further training:

  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
  • Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
  • Trauma and The Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for the Healing

Alongside my private practice I offer my counselling services voluntarily to an organisation supporting women who have experienced domestic violence and individual clients experiencing isolation, depression, poverty and mental health issues. I also co-facilitate a women's counselling group.  Clients have a variety of issues causing them distress and anxiety and I offer them a safe environment to explore their thoughts and feelings.

My work experience at BAGRA involved receiving training to support clients with alcohol and substance misuse issues or family members affected by their addiction.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Changes


Additional information

From £50 per counselling session (Individual)

From £60 per counselling session (Couples)

Please email or call for further information


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Further information

Our initial telephone conversation will give us an opportunity to explore issues of difficulty and how I can support you through the counselling process.

Free parking is available on site.

Bus routes 422 and B11. Nearest train station Bexleyheath.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Supervisor and offer one to one and group supervision to Counsellors/Psychotherapists of all theoretical backgrounds and students in training.

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Victoria Hares

Victoria Hares