Victoria Pilling Registered MBACP (Accred)- Counselling & Creative Learning

Victoria Pilling Registered MBACP (Accred)- Counselling & Creative Learning




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About me

Diploma in Person Centred Practice & Theory. FDA Degree, Counselling & Brief Interventions Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focus, NLP &CBT. Humanistic approaches. Creative play- arts/crafts, working with Dreams, Visualisations.
I have supported clients with issues including; bereavement, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, sexual/mental/physical abuse, couples, relationships, stress etc. I have experience working with dyslexia; which allows me to support you with managing 'your' way of 'being'.

Counselling is a joint venture, therefore finding the right therapist is very important.

As a person centred counsellor, by using a therapeutic approach, this allows both the client and counsellor to work together while maintaining the focus on ‘you’ the client.

Seeking counselling will give you that support, allowing you to share issues that are important to you.  This is done in a confidential and safe environment with you being listened too empathically, and sensitively, to any issues or concerns which you feel are affecting you in your life. These may be issues from your past, present or the worry of the future, which may be causing you distress such as depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties, or if you feel like you just simply can’t cope.

I offer one to one counselling, couples counselling, relationship counselling with spouse, parent, child and am also specialised in working with client’s living with Dyslexia.

Companies or Organisations

Workplace stress can lead to an employee having time off work, therefore limiting the productivity of work growth and business success.  Counselling can help reduce anxieties, stress and depression that in turn could improve mental health thus increasing motivation towards job satisfaction and commitment.

Dyslexia and Communication Awareness

I have extensive experience of working with Dyslexia.  The emphasis is usually around the educational aspect.  I offer one to one counselling, mentoring service and group workshops regarding how to deal with the 'emotional' side of dyslexia as well as the educational side.

One to one counselling - I offer support to clients, allowing a better understanding of living with ‘their ‘dyslexia and ways to manage and improve confidence. This helps to enable a better way of being, allowing a more proactive interaction with self and others.

Group workshops  - I offer a therapeutic approach aimed at teachers, support workers, parents with dyslexic children, foster carers, and other professionals who are in a supportive role in their job, dealing with people that may have Dyslexia.  I offer knowledge around barriers, communication, understanding, awareness of dyslexia, and how it can affect emotional well-being.

This service encompasses an empathic knowledge and understanding of Dyslexia, by using different, adaptable techniques. This aims to a establish a more efficient two-way communication, and an understanding of the positive gifts of Dyslexia.

I have been in the counselling sector for over5 years and during my time have experienced a wide range of clients with various and complex issues. I have worked for counselling agencies over the years, in various settings such as Women’s Centre, Children Community Centres and many more.   Working with clients who have experienced difficulties with bereavement, sexual, Mental, emotional, domestic abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, stress, strokes, Work related stress etc., Parent’s with children that have the condition ADHD, relationship difficulties and couple counselling.  Other areas of work include working with Children in schools with, anger management, learning difficulties, nurturing and many more issues.

Why I should choose counselling

In life there are always changes happening and this can impact on home, social or even work life situations. A loss of a job can cause stress and anxiety, a bereavement can cause depression anger and guilt. There are so many stresses in life and it is how you deal with these challenges that make the difference to your well-being.

The way I work - Brief and long term counselling using the integrated therapeutic approaches detailed below:

Person Centred - I like to call this term client focussed

I listen to’ you’ and what is important for ‘you’ enabling a 'safe' place for you to talk and share your concerns. By using the core conditions - empathy (almost looking through your eyes), congruence (honesty) and unconditional positive regard (non-judgmental) this enables you to feel heard and listened to, at a depth of exploring your journey, and gaining an awareness which then enables you to take which path you need too. This self-awareness will help you to determine what is right for 'you'.

Brief Therapy - Motivational Interviewing
I am here to listen to you, even if you are lacking in motivation. I offer a space to understand the ambivalence around your problem that may limit your motivation.  I will aspire to create an awareness, and empower your motivation, By communicating together this will enable you to find your own solution.


I work with your unconscious mind, which plays out situations and events, whilst sleeping. Exploring your dreams , which are messages about you and your life situations, we can work with what is happening in your conscious (awake) mind and discover these messages together.

CBT - (I use CBT with a Client Centred Approach)

This approach allows you to gain an insight to your values and core beliefs, as these impact on your thinking patterns, which may lead to negative thought patterns. Using this approach it can provide different strategies for you to use in difficult times, which will help you get through, and move forwards with a positive perception.


Working with this approach can enable you to deal with and cope with different parts within you. For example, the inner frightened child part of you may need to feel more support from your inner confident part of you. You create your own visualisation, with support to enable you to gain this awareness.
This is not hypnosis.

Creative play

This is a process which allows you to use different art/craft/toys/button/ornaments and other materials to put a visual 'picture' to how you are feeling. Subconsciously your emotions, thoughts and behaviours can become clearer through engaging and exploring what is causing you upset, anger, frustration, sadness etc.

Solution Focus

Using this approach deals with your concerns in the 'present' time and aiming to gain a solution.

NLP- Neurology Linguistic Programming

NLP explores your relationships between how you think (Neuro), to the way you communicate (linguistic), followed by your pattern of behaviours and emotions (Programming).  This is a powerful change management tool that can help change the way you think and act, improving your personal or professional life.  The impact is more successful by dealing with situations in more positive and motivational ways.

EMDR - (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
This therapy is for working with PTSD clients, it is also been shown to be effective with clients having difficulty with emotional issues such as having a fear of visiting the dentist to feeling not good enough, having self doubt in a group situation.  How it works is replacing negative feelings that are carried in the body that can affect the different senses.  This can create a different perception or  bodily feeling  to allow a person to have more of a positive outcome on things that may have bothered someone for a long time or even a sort brief time.

I will help you to explore any issues, while displaying a non-judgemental attitude and maintaining confidentiality. I will be there to support you through any difficulties you are experiencing and help you to explore, make changes, or to accept the things you don’t want to change of you, while providing you with the tools to empower yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

FDA Degree Brief Therapies in Counselling Level 5

  • Transaction Analysis 101
  • Diploma in NLP (Neurology -Linguistic Programming)
  • CBT skills and theory
  • Personal Development
  • Solution Focus
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Research Project: Dyslexia

ABC Diploma Theory & Practice In Person Centred Counselling Level 4

  • Meditation and Relaxation

  • Humanistic approaches

PTTLS- Preparing to Teach in a Life Long learning Sector Level 3

Place2be: Creative Play Therapy

  • Making Endings with Children

  • Children Emotional well-being

  • Introduction to Attachment Theory & Practice

  • Working with Metaphor with Children

  • Workshop working with Children

  • Working with Difference & Diversity

ABC Counselling Skills Level 3

ABC Counselling Concepts Level 2

Continue Professional Development

  • An Introduction Safe Guarding Children
  • NLP Neuro- Linguistic Programming
  • Aspects of Domestic Violence
  • Somatic Movements
  • Relaxation and Visualisation (unconscious mind)
  • Energy Centres (mind body and soul)
  • Working with Dreams in Counselling
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Disability Awareness
  • Introduction to NLP Working with the inner child
  • An introduction to Mindfulness Practice for Counsellors
  • Reiki first  & Second Degree
  • Asperger’s Syndrome awareness course
  • Self-harm
  • Domestic Violence
  • Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Course
  • The Babylon mind Psychopaths
  • Family therapy and couple counselling
  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Team teach Positive Handling with in an holistic framework

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


The 1 hour session allows time for arrival and settling in time, 50 minute therapy and time to check out before leaving.

Adult Counselling Sessions - £50 5% Discount on 6 or 8 block bookings

Couples Counselling - £65 per hour 5% Discount on 8 block bookings

Organisations/Companies - Rates following consultations.

Student Trainee Counsellor - Counselling session - £45.00 per session.  5% Discount on 8,12 or 20 block bookings

Children/Young Adults - £45.00 1 hour sessions.  5% Discount on 6 or 8 block bookings.

Cancellations should be made with a 48hr notice period. Fail to do so will result in Full charge.

Method of Payment
Currently all payments to be made by cash on the day.

Further information

Instead  of sitting with what is bothering you, how would it be to offer yourself time and space to deal with your challenges, in a place that is non-judgemental and confidential. By us working together, this allows a process that supports you through your journey, with sensitivity, in a safe environment.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile; this is your first step towards towards feeling 'freer' and gaining a lighter sense of 'being' , as emotional baggage can lay heavy in your heart and on your shoulders.

Maps & Directions

Burnley, BB11
Rochdale, OL11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm, Weekends available if required. Adults, Children & Students welcome. Therapy rooms available in Burnley, Rossendale, Bury &Accrington, Blackburn, Rochdale areas.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme