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 am passionate about helping people overcome their personal blocks and achieve their goals in therapy. My basis of training is humanistic, person-centred. This means I work with the whole individual, not just the problem or diagnosis. 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, through a trusted and empathic professional, to discover that ourselves and find the answers within us.

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 mental health, 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.

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

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