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About me & my practice
Welcome to my profile. My name is Victoria, and I am an Accredited counsellor with 12 years’ counselling experience. I offer remote sessions only.
The main focus of my training and my work comes from the principles of the Person-Centred approach and Gestalt therapy. I believe in putting you at the centre of the work. I will listen to you as you tell your story. My aim is to get to know and understand you, with the belief that the best way to empower and help someone is to tap into their strengths and wisdom within.
I look at you as an individual; I don't try to fit you into a box. By giving you a safe, and non-judgmental space, we can begin to learn and process what hurts you and how, together, we can help make it better for you by addressing and resolving emotions attached to past events in the here and now.
As an Integrative therapist, when the therapeutic relationship is established, and if appropriate and okay with you, I use different tools and techniques from other theories to help you.
What I can help with
· Are you experiencing low self-esteem and confidence, believing that your thoughts and opinions are not important and that you’re not enough?
· Do you find yourself saying yes even if you want to say no?
· Did you experience negative childhood experiences or trauma as an adult that impacts your self-image and sense of worth?
The people that I work with are usually feeling stuck and desire change in their lives. They want to move forward positively but feel held back by past memories and suppressed feelings of things that happened to them, or by negative ideas and beliefs about who they are. I help you to unpick these negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in the here and now to heal emotional wounds. The goal is for you to be less impacted by the past, so that you can be your authentic self, and live the life that you want.
Victoria is a wonderful balance of warm and professional. I always feel very relaxed with her, and at the same time feel deeply trusting of her experience, her seeing of me, and her reflections. (Written June 2023)
Victoria is a wonderful therapist. She really listens and has helped me explore a variety of techniques to use when I'm feeling anxious. (Written on Sep 29, 2022)
Great therapist, and good listener gives you space to speak and explore your feelings (Written on Sep 12, 2022)
Victoria is an amazing listener, she is attentive and always picking up on the little things, that you might not realise your feeling or saying. I feel amazing during and after our sessions. A non judgemental, safe space. (Written on Jul 21, 2022)
She's patient, shows up and has a calm voice which I really like. (Written on Jul 30, 2022)
Victoria is a great therapist. She ensures she understands your needs and goals for therapy. Highly recommend! (Written on May 24, 2022 )
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Counselling
- Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD)
I have extensive experience working in:
- Primary care settings,
- Charity organisations,
- Private practice.
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 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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free, 15-minute initial telephone consultation. The aim of the consultation is:
- Find out what you need from the therapy.
- Answer any questions that you may have about the therapy or process.
- Tell you more about my way of working.
- Discuss availability for sessions.
Send me an email to introduce yourself and start your therapy journey. I will quickly respond to your enquiry.
When I work