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MSc, Msc, MBACP accredited

About me

I am an experienced, accredited counsellor/psychotherapist seeing clients in Peckham and on zoom. I can help you understand and accept yourself whilst also exploring ways to implement healthy changes.  

I offer a safe, confidential space where you can express your most challenging thoughts and feelings and be heard with empathy and respect. Together we will increase insight into the way you feel and act. We will explore how your life experiences have shaped your beliefs about yourself and the world. This process will enable you to gain more control over your thoughts and actions. 

I offer long and short-term therapy, supporting clients with the range of issues that effect mental health and wellbeing including depression, anxiety and self-esteem. 

I also specialise in Sex and Relationships therapy. I support clients with relationship issues, anxieties around sex, compulsive sexual behaviour and pornography use, and issues relating to sexuality and adjustment to health diagnoses.  

If you think you might be interested in working together please email me. I will then offer you either a free introductory call, or a 50 minute assessment session. After the assessment session if you decide you want to go ahead we will book in a ongoing weekly slot. 

About me:

I trained at Greenwich University to master’s level (MSc) in Therapeutic Counselling; before this I studied psychology at degree level at the University of Newcastle (BS, hons).

I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. I am accredited as an Advanced Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist by Pink Therapy and am trained in IFS couples therapy.

I work integratively, combining psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural techniques. I also offer Internal Family Systems therapy to individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Therapeutic Counselling, University of Greenwich
  • MSc Public Health, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • BA Honours Psychology University of Newcastle
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) level 1 and 2 
  • Intimacy from the Inside Out, Internal Family Systems for couples

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have an advanced accreditation as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist (Pink Therapy).

I have also completed training courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Polyvagal Theory, meditation teacher training and Hakomi body psychotherapy. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • £45 assessment sessions
  • £70 day times
  • £80 evenings
  • £90 couples

When I work

I see clients Tuesday to Thursday from 7am.

CAYA Therapy, Unit 3, Print Village, 58 Chadwick Road, London, SE15 4PU

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom
Victoria Kirby

Victoria Kirby