Victoria McCracken BA (Hons), PG Dip
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I believe that any individual encountering difficulties may benefit from counselling.
Counselling can offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings that are causing you worry or distress. The counselling relationship can help you understand what is wrong and support you to find new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
I offer a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, empathy and acceptance. I will listen and support you to find your way forward. I believe that you can benefit from counselling at any age and I am able to reflect and integrate different ways of working dependent on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working within a variety of settings within the voluntary sector; drug & alcohol services, children & young people (Aged 5 to 16), bereavement service, latterly as Service Manager for a Children and Young People's support and counselling service.
I can draw on a range of approaches to support you in finding your way forward and these include motivational interviewing, play, CBT.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Drug & Alcohol Studies - University of the West of Scotland
- BA (Hons) Social Science
- I have also undertaken the following additional training:
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Trauma
- Mental Health First Aid
- Child Protection Inter-agency Level 2
- Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 (UK)
- Solihull Training
- Lifestory Work
- Talking Mats
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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An individual Session lasts 50 minutes.
The cost per session is £40.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch via text, email or telephone.
I can offer a free initial telephone consultation. This will allow you to get a sense of how I work and ask any questions. If you decide you are happy and would like to go forward then we can arrange an initial appointment.
During the initial appointment we can look at what you would like to get from counselling, and if you are happy to continue we can arrange our next appointment. Many people choose to have weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit their own circumstances but we can discuss this during our first appointment. Each appointment will last for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Thursday
Types of client