Victoria Hares MBACP Accred Counsellor / Couples / Supervisor / EMDR Therapist
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
- 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £40 per counselling session (Individual)
From £50 per counselling session (Couples)
Please email or call for further information
Our intitial telephone conversation will give us an opportunity to explore issues of difficulty and how I can support you through the counselling process.
At Bexleyheath free parking is available on site.
Bus routes 422 and B11. Nearest train station Bexleyheath.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Supervisor and offer one to one and group supervision to Counsellors/Psychotherapists of all theoretical backgrounds and students in training.