About me

Hello, welcome to my profile.

How counselling with me can help

Whether struggling with a specific issue such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues, feeling sad or stuck, wanting to address past or recent trauma and its impacts, or the impacts of living with autism or ADHD, counselling with me offers you a consistently non-judgmental, warm, engaged, genuine and honest therapeutic approach to working through your unique feelings,  thoughts, concerns, questions, difficulties or post-traumatic distress, at your own pace, helping you to unburden, perhaps feel understood for the first time, gain insight into yourself or clarity about something, and to take steps towards relief, growth and change.

I offer predominantly person-centered talking therapy, in-person and online, but can also work with the creative means of sand tray if helpful, where the tactile medium of sand is used to facilitate wellbeing and insight.

Who I Work With

I work in-person and online with adults of all ages, young people aged 16+, and young person with parent or carer, when appropriate.

Where I Work

I work from my private and peaceful counselling space in South Norfolk, which looks out to trees and greenery.

Next Step

If this sounds like it may be right for you and you would like a brief no-fee conversation by phone, text or email to ask any questions, or to arrange an initial exploratory session, please do contact me via your preferred means. 

What to Expect in a First Session

A first exploratory session is an opportunity to meet in person or online and work out if we are the right 'fit' for your counselling. You have the chance to talk, in complete confidence and as much or as little as you would like to, about what brings you to counselling and what you would like to gain from counselling. I will aim to explain in more detail 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

  • 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.

Continued Professional Development Training in:

  • Working safely with trauma
  • Working with male clients
  • Humanistic sand tray
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Child safeguarding
  • Impacts of domestic abuse
  • What works when counselling those with autism and ADHD
  • Counselling with young carers
  • Working safely and effectively in online and telephone counselling

Other Helpful Experience

  • Supporting people from diverse communities and cultures pastorally and academically in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), in secondary schools and universities.
  • Supporting students with special educational needs.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Gender identity
  • Intercultural Issues - for culturally diverse groups or those with English as an additional language

Therapies offered

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £40 per session
  • Reduced rates for trainee counsellors

Initial exploratory session in person or online for £20, for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online sessions offered

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom
Vicki McComish

Vicki McComish