Victoria Olik, MBACP, Dip.Couns

Victoria Olik,  MBACP, Dip.Couns

11 Belton Street
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 2EF

07564 291793

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About me

I believe that we all have the potential for growth and to be the unique, amazing person we truly are. Sometimes, we just need a bit of help to discover that ourselves and find the answers within us. I offer a non-judgemental, confidential and empathic relationship which supports clients to better understand themselves and discover their own answers. Having space to focus on our inner world and be truly heard and understood can be extremely powerful. I value each client's individuality and work with the whole person not just the problem.

I have years of experience of working with difficult issues, human distress and managing crisis. Common presenting issues I help clients to work through include depression, anxiety, loss, themes of identity, relationship issues, panic attacks and trauma. I specialise in the impact of sexual and domestic violence.

I am fortunate enough to have a discreet, comfortable space in central Stamford.

I support all ages above 13 and any gender.

I offer Talking Therapy within;

*A professional relationship based on respect and empathy
*A confidential space for you
*A context of Empowerment & Encouragement
*Non-judgemental support

To get started;

If you would like to begin counselling you can call or email me with your contact details and what kind of availability you have. I will contact you back to have a brief chat about what you would like to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue we can arrange our first session.

First session;

On our initial session I will get to know you and what your expectations of counselling are. I will go through what you can expect from me and then you may wish to book a further session. Some clients prefer to agree a definite amount of sessions and some prefer to review this as the work progresses.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications;

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Integrative training. My theoretical model is person centred with insights from object relations (attachment theory).
  • Counselling Studies level 3, Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Understanding Substance Misuse level 3,
  • Understanding Mental Health level 2.

Experience;

Past experience includes YMCA, School's counsellor, Women's Aid, Sexual Assault Referral Centre and Peterborough Rape Crisis.

My specialism is working with the impact of sexual and domestic abuse. I am a practising Adult and Child Independent Sexual Violence Advisor, I was previously a Domestic Abuse Advocate and I work actively in the Women's sector. I am also trained to deliver the Freedom Programme.

I am an Associate Counsellor for Peterborough Rape Crisis and Embrace (Child victims of crime). I will also undertake work signposted from PODS- Positive outcomes for Dissociative survivors.

Training;

It is ethical practice for counsellors to undertake ongoing professional development. This has included;

  • Child Exploitation Online Protection - Ambassador course (CEOP)
  • Safeguarding training - child protection and vulnerable adults.
  • Creative techniques in therapy workshops
  • Stress management
  • Gender Variance
  • Fabricated and Induced Illness
  • Various courses on working with survivors of abuse who have a dissociative disorder.
  • Domestic Abuse - stalking & Harassment, Honour based violence, economic abuse,
  • Sexual Abuse - Pre-trial support, working with survivors, trauma in the body
  • Understanding Post Traumatic stress Disorder
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Substance misuse
  • Suicidal ideation and self-harm

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • logo
  • Therapy room

Fees

I charge £40 for an hour and have a cancellation policy of 24 hr notice. I prefer payment on the day. Cash or bank transfer are best.

Further information

ACCESS - ground floor room.

PARKING -Nearest main car park round the corner on Wharf Rd. Parking on street only permitted after 6pm

VETTING - I have undergone Police vetting and have an enhanced DBS check.

Maps & Directions

Stamford, PE9 2EF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Single yellow line outside premises. No ramp on threshold but ground floor room.

Availability

Friday's - morning, afternoon and evening.

I do have some scope for additional evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults