I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice in Bristol. I offer discreet one to one, long or short-term counselling in a calm and peaceful environment in consulting rooms in a central location. I work with adolescents including university students and adults of all ages.
I have experience with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions including drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, eating disorders, gambling, sex addiction, shopping and compulsive behaviours and processes. I also offer support and counselling for grief, loss and bereavement.
During our work together, it would be my goal that we could explore making life more meaningful, substantial and satisfying, enhancing existing relationships and paving the way for new and interesting developments in life.
I am also a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher and have a passionate interest in mental, physical and overall health. I also work with art - using genograms, bodymaps, timelines and anything else that you wish to explore.
I am registered with BACP and adhere to and uphold their guidelines for ethical practice. For more information about this please contact The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at bacp.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Please see my linkedin profile for more information- linkedin.com/in/victoria-kihlstrom-a01080a4 or look at my website - addictionexpertbristol.com
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
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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