Dr Victoria Ross - CPsychol, HCPC reg
Overwhelmed? Stuck? Not sure where to start?
If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. I provide high quality evidence based therapy using a warm and compassionate approach individually tailored to your needs. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together towards your goals as well as to discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term including healthier relationships, life fulfilment and overall well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
For over 10 years I’ve had the privilege of being able to sit with people and listen, explore and support as they work through the challenges that life can bring. I have worked in a wide range of settings including the NHS, education and charity organisations. Within the NHS I have worked in outpatient and inpatient services across both mental health and highly specialist medical teams. I have worked with people who have with a wide range of psychological difficulties; from longstanding and complex to those seeking a space to explore and develop themselves. I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship is central and therefore I support and encourage everyone to find their best therapist fit. I believe therapy is about growth and cultivation in all areas of life and so regardless of experience, therapy is available to everyone.
I have experience providing individualised psychological treatments both face to face and using innovative online technologies. I also have experience of delivering a range of group therapies. The therapeutic approaches I specialise in include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) , Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); I have attended post qualification training in all of these approaches.
I can help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, relationship difficulties, trauma, sexual violence, psychosexual difficulties. I also have extensive experience supporting people who may be struggling with some aspect of their physical health such as adjusting to diagnosis of a long-term condition or life shortening illness, or balancing demands of treatment and life. I also have experience of supporting people during the perinatal period and in preparation for childbirth.
I have taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level as well as to various health professionals including consultant level medical staff. I hold honorary clinical lecturer status and have delivered workshops and presentations at both local and international conferences.
Please email to arrange an initial appointment where we will chat about what has brought you to therapy, what you are hoping to get out of therapy and start to make a plan for the support that might help you most.
I'd love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy session: £100
Couples therapy £110
Clinical supervision: £75