Victoria Hocking. Dip Couns MBACP registered
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down? Has your child become angry, tearful or withdrawn?
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 this isn't 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 possibilities 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. Whatever your age, status or issue, whether adult, 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. Rewind Technique - PTSD
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 Individual sessions 9am - 8pm.
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.