Victoria Hocking. Dip Couns MBACP registered
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down? Has your child become withdrawn, tearful or angry?
Are you having issues in your relationships, or perhaps you're just wondering how on earth it got to this?
These thoughts and feelings can be isolating and, when allowed to, can take over. But, by taking these initial steps you’ve already accepted that this is not who or where you want to be; this is not your forever.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Child / Adolescent therapist working within the NHS and in Private Practice and will gently help you explore the issues that are important to you, together we will find the possibilites and help you move forward with your life.
It’s a daunting process I know but by seeking help you are showing strength of character and a desire to feel happier. Counselling can help you achieve this as it provides a safe place in which you can explore your personal thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment. Whether as a couple or an individual, a child or young person, this neutral space enables us to look at and work through the issues in a calmer, clearer way.
It can allow you the opportunity to air your views, and make the changes you feel would most benefit your life and your relationships.
There is no issue too big or too small.
So let’s look at this together.
Trained as an Integrative counsellor, with my roots firmly in the Person centred approach, I am able to draw from a number of approaches including CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution focused, Creative Art Therapy, Mindfulness and others. This basically means that the therapy is tailored to meet your needs.
I have a wealth of experience in working with:
- Stress / Anxiety
- Children & Teenagers
- Low self esteem
- Affairs & betrayals
- Mental health
- Sexual Identity
- Domestic violence
- Young adults
- Long term health issues & chronic pain.
- Family issues
... and life in general.
Based in Ramsgate.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post Grad Dip. Couns Children & Young People
Cert. Creative Art Therapy
Cert. Bereavement & Loss
Cert. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
8 years Working in Private Practice
6 years Counselling in NHS Cardiac Rehab and long term health conditions
I hold an NVQ3 in British Sign Language
And have attended a vast number of certificated training courses including:
Understanding Autism & Aperger Syndrome
Working with Anger
Understanding Self-Injury and Self-harm
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique - Tapping
Trauma and the body
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40.00 Individual sessions 9am - 8pm.
Concessions may be available to those on low income.
Based in Ramsgate with over 10 years experience working within the NHS and the private sector, you will find my working environment Safe, Non-Judgemental and Confidential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9 - 8pm
Types of client