About me & my practice
Hi, my name is Victoria. Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Accredited Counsellor, with over 10 years’ counselling experience. The main focus of my training and my work with clients comes from the principles of the Person-Centred approach and Gestalt Therapy. 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.
As a person-centred therapist 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, confidential and non-judgemental 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.
What I can help with
I work with varying problems, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement & loss, relationship issues, self-esteem &confidence and trauma. Nonetheless, if it’s a problem for you, then it matters.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD)
MA in Counselling
I have extensive experience working within charity organisations, privately and in Primary care settings, I also have experience in working with women and girls who have survived domestic and gender-based violence.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone consultation, which allows us to find out what you need from therapy and whether we are suited to working together.
When I work