Victoria Hares

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Experienced Accred Counsellor / Couples / EMDR /Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello my name is Victoria. I am an experienced Accredited BACP Counsellor, EMDR Therapist, Couples Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor.  I am experienced in supporting individuals who are struggling with feelings of low self esteem/self worth/self confidence, loneliness, isolation and issues around intimacy. I work with issues such as depression and low mood, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, post traumatic stress disorder, childhood/adult trauma, fear, addictions, anger, relationship issues, work related problems, sexual abuse and loss & bereavement. I understand how difficult life can be at times and how we may continue with the path of life we 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  OCD and 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
  • EMDR in OCD 
  • 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

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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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Changes


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

 From £60 per counselling session (Individual)

 From £70 per counselling session (Couples)

Please email or call for further information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Free parking is available on nearby roads.

Bus routes 422, 301 and B11. Nearest train station Bexleyheath.

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

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