UKCP (Accredited) MBACP EMDRIA
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The demands of modern life can be overwhelming, difficult to navigate and at times, lonely. Even more so when trauma, anxiety and depression are triggering or weighing down the brain, body and soul. Having someone who ‘meets you’ non-judgementally and bears witness to whatever is presented can be liberating and deeply meaningful.
My work is in EMDR and Integrative Psychotherapy and I aim to facilitate a healing process for clients with PTSD and trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, early and recent abuse and many other challenges. I offer practical calming strategies to take away and feel a sense of ease between sessions.
I can work with adults, adolescents, children and babies and welcome clients from all backgrounds. I can work short term with EMDR and short or longer-term with Integrative Psychotherapy. I use play and the arts where appropriate.
My therapy room is in a self-contained wooden cabin and is a private and quiet environment that offers a feeling of safety.
From a client:
“Since doing the EMDR work with Victoria I can honestly say that I have felt confident to bring up and work through some of my deepest secrets, insecurities and traumas.
I have gone from using dissociation and anger to mask my problems, to face them head on, allowing my body and mind to process my experiences. This has given me confidence in myself, shown me what self care looks like, given me a safe space to open up and heal some old wounds and encourage me to make rational choices within irrational moments.
I honestly can not thank Victoria enough for how far she has bought me, and giving me the resources and self regulating skills that I have learnt throughout the healing journey. “
Training, qualifications & experience
7 years experience with individual short and long term psychotherapy and dyadic (parent/child) therapy (via private practice, schools, organisations and charity work).
Certificate in EMDR Therapy (adults & children - Level 1-5)
MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy (IATE & UEL)
AdDip in Therapeutic Arts Foundation Course (IATE & UCL)
Counselling Skills (IATE)
CPD trainings each year covering a wide-range of topics
UKCP Accredited / Member of BACP / Member of EMDRIA
Fully insured and clinically supervised
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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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).
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individual Psychotherapy £50 per 50 minute hour.
Dyadic sessions (parent/child) £75 per 50 minute hour
Individual EMDR £100ph (usually short term 6-20 weeks). 1h30 - 2h per session recommended.
I have a cocker spaniel therapy dog ‘Scout’ who loves joining sessions!
If for any reason you would prefer her not to be present, please let me know.