Victoria Simmons MSc, BSc, Registered Member BACP
** Online counselling offered**
Life can be really tough and challenging at times as well as being fast paced. We don't often get the chance to take a moment and focus on how we are feeling, good or bad, so these feelings can add up and become overwhelming and all consuming. It can also make us feel lonely and isolated. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can look and explore at some of the difficulties you may currently be facing.
I have experience of working with adults on a short and long term basis for both Mental Health charities, addiction charity and within a NHS IAPT setting. I also have experience working with university students.
What to expect in the first session
The first session will be a space where I can explain the type of therapy that I offer as well as going through the Counselling contract, such as confidentiality and what you can expect from the counselling. It also gives you a chance to outline what you would like to get out of the counselling and any goals that you may want to work towards.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling Psychology from the University of Keele.
I have also undergone training in Counselling for Depression in 2017 in order to provide counselling within the NHS. CfD is based upon a joint model of both Person Centred Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
The main type of therapy that I am trained in is Person Centred Therapy. This therapy focuses on offering the Core Conditions, which include unconditional positive regard, congruence and empathy. I will offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space where we can work alongside each other towards your goals or understanding any experiences or current difficulties that are impacting your life.
Since qualifying I ave undertaken further training in various topics, such as Motivational Interviewing, Critical Incident Debriefing and Relational Trauma among others.
MSc in Counselling Psychology - Keele University
CfD training - Nottingham University
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £55.00
Concessions offered for
My fees are from £50 per counselling session.
I do offer concession fees where I can. At present these are being offered to NHS workers.
My availability is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the day and evenings available during the week days.
I am a registered member with the BACP and so adhere and work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychology. This includes confidentiality.