About me

Hi, I'm Victoria and I am a qualified counsellor providing both online and face-to-face counselling sessions.

My online sessions take place via Zoom which can be accessed from the privacy and comfort of your own home, whilst still benefitting from the face-to-face communication counselling can offer. 

I work online with clients across the UK, making this highly effective form of counselling more affordable if you live in an area where counselling rates tend to be higher.   If you are interested in receiving online counselling, all you will need is a confidential space,  a device with a front-facing camera and a stable internet connection. 

For clients who would prefer the more traditional method of face-to-face counselling, I use rooms located in a peaceful countryside setting in the Solihull area. 

About Counselling

Sometimes life can be very challenging and any one of us can find ourselves experiencing times of difficulty and feel in need of some support.   

Whatever the cause of your distress, you may be consumed with a huge mix of intense emotions... Sadness, anger, worry, loneliness, guilt, regret, self-doubt, anxiety, numbness, and the list goes on.  It can be incredibly difficult to enjoy life and cope with everyday living when you're feeling this way.  

You may or may not have friends and family around you in whom you can confide but, even if you do, it can feel difficult to speak freely about your problems and difficult feelings with those closest to you.   Whatever the reason for your difficulties, you don't have to go through this alone!

I offer you an opportunity to talk about troubling issues with someone unconnected with your life.  I will be led by your needs as we explore your current difficulties at your own pace, working together to begin making sense of them and helping you find a way forward that works for you.

I believe this way forward can be found, no matter how difficult things have become, it’s just that sometimes you just need a little help to get there, with someone supportive by your side.    

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with many different issues, some of which are listed below.  This includes significant experience of working with grief and loss, having worked for a number of years in bereavement counselling.

I also work as a counselling trainer, delivering counselling courses to trainee counsellors in the West Midlands area.

  • My  work-related qualifications to-date include:
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate (80 hours+ CPD)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Group Supervision

In addition, I am committed to enhancing my knowledge and skills through a minimum of 30 hours continued professional development training per annum.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The free initial session mentioned above is in the form of a 15 minute consultation via telephone or Zoom, as preferred.  This can be helpful if you would like to have a chat with me first to get a feel for whether I would be the right counsellor for you.

The £45 session fee is for the standard 50 minute counselling session and is payable via bank transfer.  Other payment methods can be arranged if preferred.

Concessions are available for trainee counsellors, seeking counselling as a requirement of their core training and wishing to experience a person-centred approach.  Please email me for more information.

Further information

I know it's not easy to admit you're struggling, and finding a counsellor who feels right for you and making contact can seem a daunting task.  But, if you are ready to take this step and feel that what I offer matches your needs; or if you have any questions, please send me a message using the contact form provided and we can take it from there.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Zoom