Victoria Le Tissier

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MBACP (Accred) Individual, couple and family therapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Lymington, Hampshire, SO41
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer an empathetic, safe environment within which clients and I can work together to facilitate the potential for change. My work centres on creating a warm, safe environment, with the client/therapist relationship of paramount importance. I am open and ready to engage and interact with you, not judging you for who you are or what you bring to therapy. As a therapist, I work with individuals, couples, families and young people. I work in an integrative way which means I have a toolbox of skills and techniques from different therapeutic orientations on which I can draw depending on what is needed, combining these as necessary. In this way I can utilise what I feel may be the most useful approach for each individual and in each circumstance. 

For example: Systemic Counselling is about making a difference to the way we live by looking at how individuals behave within groups or systems, such as families or couples. Psychodynamic Counselling takes into account how previous experience may have affected an individual, including attachment issues and unconscious processes. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy concentrates on identifying what people want to achieve in counselling and facilitating them to make lasting change by recognising and drawing on their own resources.

My practice is collaborative, enabling clients to recognise and make the most of their own skills and abilities, creating a space where you can begin to move forward and achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in Psychology from Southampton University, accredited by the BACP; a level 2 Certificate in Counselling from Stonebridge Associates; a Masters in Relationship Therapy (couples, families and individuals) with the Relate Institute (validated by the University of Hull and accredited by BACP). I work with most of the major health insurance companies.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have undergone extensive further training, including counselling young people, mental health issues, adult attachment, grief and loss and have completed research into human sexuality. Ongoing training and continuous professional development is fundamental to my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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


Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fee structure available on request. Some bursaries possible.

When I work

I try to be a flexible as possible with appointments times. 

Further information

Working effectively and ethically is important to me. I adhere to the BACP code of ethics; my work is regularly supervised where client confidentiality is maintained. I keep up to date with developments in the field, regularly attending courses, workshops and other professional development activities. I comply with current data protection legislation and the security of client information is of up most importance. My practice is fully insured.

I am a member of the BACP, HACP and work as a Relate registered practitioner.

Frequently asked questions:

Is counselling right for me?

The initial session is an opportunity to explore this. We will discuss how we will work together, e.g. the number of sessions, confidentiality, fees and any questions or concerns you may have. You will also have the chance to talk about the circumstances that bring you to counselling and your hopes and expectations.

At this point, there is no commitment and you can take time to think about continuing with counselling.

What have you got to lose?

There is no commitment at this stage and you will then have time to decide whether counselling feels right for you and if you would like to continue. What have you got to lose?

What happens in counselling?

I endeavor to create an environment where you will feel at ease and able to be part of a collaborative process. Not a patient/doctor type of relationship, but one where I have expert knowledge of relationships but you are also respected as being an expert in your relationships. I ensure you are informed about the counselling process and given opportunities to give feedback as to what is helpful and useful for you. Therapy can sometimes feel challenging and there may be times where you feel outside your usual comfort zone but I try to make sure you feel supported and safe within the counselling environment.

What about timings?

Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. It is possible that sessions may be less frequent especially as therapy is coming to an end. I try to offer regular weekly slots, but understand that people have busy, complicated lives and will always try to be flexible where possible. I offer daytime appointments.

How many sessions will I need?

It is very difficult to say! Some may require a few sessions, others may need longer term support. I would generally advise that we meet for an initial session and see how we get on; from then on we can plan for six further sessions with regular reviews. Planned endings are always preferable but of course, you can finish counselling whenever you wish; breaks in counselling are sometimes useful too.

Portmore, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Victoria Le Tissier
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