Vicki McComish

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MBACP PG Dip (Accredited)
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South Norfolk & Bungay NR35 & Norwich NR3
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About me

Hello, I am an Accredited BACP-registered counsellor working in-person and online in the centre of Norwich and in South Norfolk with all adults and young people aged 14+.

In my practice, you'll find a warm, genuine, professional approach which works with the unique self and needs.

We can start with a free 20-minute phone call, or a 30-minute in-person or online initial meeting and see where you go from there.

I can help with:

  • anxiety of any type
  • depression and low mood
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • relationship or family issues
  • stress
  • burnout
  • anger
  • past or recent abuse
  • trauma and its impacts (including PTSD)
  • ADHD and autism impacts
  • high sensitivity (HSP)
  • midlife difficulties
  • perimenopause and menopause impacts
  • bereavement and loss
  • identity exploration
  • feeling sad or stuck

Please scroll down for a full list of issues I can help with. 

How I work

I aim to offer a consistently non-judgmental, warm, engaged, genuine and collaborative therapeutic approach, helping you to feel better understood and to unpack your doubts, concerns, feelings, thoughts, behaviours or distress, at a pace right for you, gaining more insight into yourself or clarity about something, and to take steps towards relief, healing, growth and change.

I offer person-centered talking therapy, in-person and online, and can offer practical ideas for grounding, emotional regulation and reducing thought distress where helpful. 

Who I Work With

I work in-person and online with adults of all ages, with young people aged 14+, and with a young person with parent or carer, when helpful. My work with adolescents and young adults is informed by 20 years of working with these age groups and in a youth counselling service, and my work with adults by my experience working in a local adult counselling charity and in private practice with adults aged from 18 to 80.

Where I Work

I work both in Norwich, close to the city centre (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and from my private and peaceful counselling space in South Norfolk (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

Next Step

If this sounds right for you and you would like a 20-minute conversation by phone or online, or to arrange an initial in-person exploratory session, please do contact me via your preferred means. 

What to Expect in a First Session

An initial exploratory session is an opportunity to meet in person or online and work out if we are the right 'fit' for your counselling. I will ask what brings you to therapy now, and what you would like to gain from some sessions. I will aim to explain how counselling with me works in practice, and to answer any questions you may have. If further sessions with me turn out to be right for you, we can arrange a day and time that suits.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • Accreditation Certificated by BACP (qualifying 'practice that has met the BACP higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner')
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling - The Norwich Centre
  • Certificate in Person-Centered Counselling - The Norwich Centre
  •  Employed and voluntary general counselling positions in local organizations with adults of all ages, and with young people aged 14-25.
  • In private practice since 2021

Continued Professional Development Training in:

  • Working safely with trauma, and with trauma that has become stuck
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
  • Working with male clients
  • Working therapeutically with disordered eating
  • Working with shame
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Child safeguarding
  • Impacts of domestic abuse
  • Counselling and neurodiversity
  • Counselling with young carers
  • Menopause, and Menopause with Trauma background
  • Working safely and effectively in online counselling
  • Working with high sensitivity clients (HSP)

Other Helpful Experience

  • Supporting adolescents and young adults from diverse communities and world cultures emotionally and academically in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), in secondary schools, boarding schools and universities.
  • Supporting students with special educational needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Intercultural Issues - for people with a multi-cultural or multi-national identity or background wanting to explore this or experiencing difficulties related to difference

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

  • £50-£55 per session
  • Some reduced-rate slots for trainee counsellors, students, low income

Initial 30-minute exploratory session in person or online (£20) for you to see whether I am the right counsellor for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently work in Norwich on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in South Norfolk the rest of the week, and online throughout the week. 

Further information

  • On site parking available
  • In person or online counselling
  • Payment by cash, card or bacs

South Norfolk & Bungay, NR35

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Online sessions offered

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp

Social

Vicki McComish
Vicki McComish