Victoria Reid Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Reg. MBACP)
I am a qualified, female counsellor, specialising in online counselling using Skype or other messenger services or if preferred, telephone.
A face-to-face service is also available and for many people, it's preferable.
I also offer a fixed 6 or 10 week group of sessions for short term work at a lower rate.
I also run groups on mindfulness and meditation to empower individuals to cope with stress and anxiety. Please have a look at the website to find out more.
I abide by the BACP guidelines and have regular supervision as required by BACP. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about what I do.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified with a BACP Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I specialise in a time unlimited model. In training I was required to complete over 150 hours of clinical work so through that and in the years since then, I have gained much experience in working with all kinds of issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, sexual identity and abuse. There is nothing that is 'off the table'. I believe in openness, honesty and the value in our simply being really human, no matter what that might look and feel like.
I have a background of teaching in mainstream education so am open to also working with younger adults and the problems that they may face. I also work with teaching professionals in that area and the stress they experience on a day-to-day.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexuality, lesbian, gay curiosity, coming out, teachers, education, stress, fear, anxious, anxiety, overload,
Online counselling: £30 for a 50 minute session.
Telephone counselling: £25 for a 50 minute session.
Face to face counselling: £45 for a 50 minute session.
I also offer short term counselling which is a block of 6 or 10 sessions and, if paid for in advance, will be at a lower rate.
Group mindfulness and meditation sessions are charged at £12 per session of 90 minutes but £10 per session if all three are booked in advance. Please email for more details on the next course.
Feeling better shouldn't depend on how much you earn- do get in touch to discuss it.
Don't be afraid to get in touch. It may seem daunting to release, to talk out all the pain, the worry onto someone else, a stranger. You may even think that there's no way you can afford it. Don't worry. If you're here, looking at profiles, then it must be time. Get in touch- head over to my website to get more information.