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About me

Life can be difficult at times and our problems can feel complex and unbearable. We can feel lost, stuck, anxious or confused.   There might be problems brought about through life’s experiences; illness, bereavement, relationship breakdown, parenting, life transitions, trauma, career or simply when life feels a struggle.

Talking to a trained professional, who is impartial and can listen and understand without judgement can help.

I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space allowing you to discuss various and sensitive topics. I place emphasis on our relationship, building trust and security, enabling us to think and explore present problems and understand the influence of our past to work towards improving perspective, awareness and the future.

Counselling can allow you the space to explore and develop a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships. It can contribute considerably to your mental and physical health and your sense of well-being and enables you to make more informed choices giving you a greater sense of control.

Finding the right Counsellor can be daunting, so initially we will have a 15 minute telephone consultation to assess what I offer is right for you and to ensure we are comfortable working together.

Once we have agreed to proceed, we will meet once weekly at the same time and day for 50 minutes.

Cost per session is £40.00

I offer in person counselling, over the telephone or online.

I work with adults of all ages over a short, medium or long period, determined by yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy - Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (4 years)

Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Qualifications

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (4 years)

Experience

Adult Sessional Counsellor - Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy (WCPS)

Registration/Membership

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

I am registered with British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

I am a member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (WCPS)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £40.00 for a session

Sessions are 50 minutes long

Appointments take place at the same time and on the same day each week. Unless due to your work schedule or circumstances this isn’t convenient

Further information

I am a registered member of the BPC and the BACP and abide by their professional standards and code of ethics.

My consulting room is a comfortable ground floor room in my home with access to a ground floor toilet. There is one step up to my front door and another step in.

Parking is on the road.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak I undertake sessions via telephone, with an initial session on Zoom.

Gillingham
Dorset
SP8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Victoria Lennane MBACP, BPC Reg. Dip.Psychodynamic Counselling

Victoria Lennane MBACP, BPC Reg. Dip.Psychodynamic Counselling