Vicky Harrison

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Integrative Counsellor, BA (Hons), MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rugby CV21 & CV22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling can be helpful at any stage of life; perhaps you feel stressed, anxious, depressed or have a feeling that something just isn’t right, sometimes our minds are so busy, things can feel overwhelming. You may be dealing with current issues or past events: past experiences can stay with you for a long time and may be impacting on your present life. Life transitions such as reaching a significant age, a change in roles, adjusting to loss, or issues around your own identity can bring up a range of feelings and questions. Whatever the issue, if it’s bothering you it’s worth talking about. I offer a comfortable space where you can share whatever is on your mind, safe in the knowledge that what you share will stay between you and me. I will listen without judgement, so that you can be yourself and feel truly seen, heard and understood.

As an integrative counsellor I will warmly welcome you with respect and compassion to build trust at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Then, within the safety of the relationship that has been built, I will draw upon a range of techniques to create a more personalised approach to suit your needs. We can work together to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions, working through and processing events to make sense of your unique experiences. I will help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, increasing your own ability to make changes, cope, work towards your desired goals, and to be your true, authentic self. 

My previous roles in education, adult social care and counselling organisations, where I have supported a diverse range of individuals including those with learning disabilities, older adults, and those who are neurodivergent, has led me to believe that everyone is capable of change, growth and healing when they feel at ease to share and explore themselves with the support of another. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • BA with Honours in Counselling - Integrative Theory and Practice.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Therapeutic and Expressive Writing workshop.
  • Queer & Quirky: Neurodivergence in LGBTQA+ people workshop.
  • Trauma Awareness workshop.
  • Suicide Awareness Prevention workshop.
  • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy workshop.
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

This list is not exhaustive, please get in touch to discuss with me any other areas that I may be able to help with.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute introductory conversation by phone or online where you can ask questions and I can gain some understanding of what has led you to seek counselling before agreeing to work together. If you decide to go ahead with counselling, the first session is an initial consultation where we will have some paperwork to complete and we can discuss your goals for counselling. Sessions are all 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently see clients on Tues and Weds, however, I can usually respond to enquiries and arrange a free 20 minute introductory conversation by phone or online on other days too.

Further information

I offer counselling to adults, aged 18 years and over. You can contact me by email, phone, or text. If I don't manage to answer your call, please leave me a message along with your number, and I'll call you back. I usually respond to enquiries within 24 hours, please check your spam if you're waiting for a reply to an email.

My ground floor, wheelchair accessible counselling room is situated in Rugby town centre. There is limited on street parking (charges apply). Parking can also be found at nearby carparks; John Barford (5 min walk), North St (5 min walk), Rugby Central (10 min walk), Asda (10 min walk). The train station is a 15 min walk. 

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room for face-to-face sessions is on the ground floor, no steps, and door is operated by a push button.

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Vicky Harrison
Vicky Harrison