Vicki Petrou

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MNCPS Accredited Counsellor, Trauma Informed Practitioner
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Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Vicki your guide through your journey of self-discovery and healing. As a neurodivergent therapist, I specialise in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges of neurodivergence. Whether decoding social cues, or managing everyday stress, I bring an understanding heart and tailored strategies to our sessions.

Beyond neurodiversity, I work primarily with Adults and Young people facing diverse struggles. From dysfunctional relationships to anxiety or depression; my approach is rooted in empathy and adaptability. The therapeutic space is a judgement-free zone, where we explore your journey together, fostering growth and resilience.

Difficulties such as anxiety and low self-esteem can leave us feeling powerless and broken. You might have a tendency to compare yourself to other's highlights reels presented on social media. It's important to know that perfection is an illusion that can stifle growth and happiness. I encourage you to embrace your imperfections as opportunities for growth and self-acceptance. In our sessions, you'll discover that vulnerability is a source of strength, and authenticity is a path to genuine connection and healing.

My focus is on meeting you exactly where you are on your path. Empowering and accepting you with warmth, authenticity and connection. I strive to create an environment of acceptance where you can be your unique and wonderful self. 

Together, we'll celebrate victories and develop practical coping mechanisms, tailoring interventions to your unique needs. Whether neurodivergent or navigating difficult life challenges, our shared goal is to empower you on your path to a more fulfilling life.

If you're seeking a guide who embraces neurodiversity, understands diverse challenges and believes in your potential, I'm here. Let's embark on a collaborative journey of self-discovery, resilience, and growth. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of your unique path toward a more empowered and authentic life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Trauma informed Practice
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling- Counselling Tutor
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies- Tresham College
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills- Tresham College
  • Samaritans Listener Training
  • Safeguarding Level 1,2 & 3

I have over 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health field having worked at Residential Children's Homes, Acute Psychiatric Wards and a Suicide Hotline.
I have worked within the NHS as a Bereavement Counsellor working primarily with Children in schools, which has driven me to further my practice as a Trauma informed practitioner.

Within my Private Practice I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients including those experiencing difficulties with ADHD/Autism, Gender Dysphoria, Bereavement, Panic Attacks, Anxiety and Trauma.

I am dedicated to developing my skillset on an ongoing basis and frequently engage in CPD such as:

(Carolyn Spring)

  • Mental Health and The Body- Treating Trauma
  • Working with Relational Trauma- Dealing with Disorganised Attachment

(Counselling Tutor)

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Working with the Inner Child
  • Attachment Theory
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • The Polyvagal Theory
  • Walk & Talk and Ecotherapy

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I can offer a reduced fee of £40 for student counsellors and those on a low income.

When I work

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Further information

It's important to find the right therapist for you. That's why I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to see if I'm the right fit for you.

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

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