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PGDip, MBACP

About me

There is no right nor wrong reason for seeking counselling. It can help individuals learn, grow and understand. It can help people to make sense of circumstances or emotions that they are experiencing. It can provide an opportunity to explore and speak about things which simply aren’t talked about with anyone else. It can be helpful, informative, challenging and emotional. It can be whatever you need it to be.

My name is Vicki. I am a Humanistic-Integrative Counsellor and I am a registered member of the BACP. I offer you a space to be heard, to be understood, to be free from judgement and to be you. I endeavour to provide this space in a calm and compassionate manner, in an environment which is safe, comfortable and confidential so that you can take whatever it is you need from counselling.  

I appreciate how difficult it is to take a step into the unknown and to reach out for support. I encourage you to take your time, trust your instincts and find a counsellor that is right for you.

If you would like to know more about how I work, or to ask any questions, I encourage you to take a look at my website or get in touch. I will do what I can to make this part of the process as straightforward as possible.

Typically, each counselling session is 60 minutes and sessions take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis for an agreed length of time. I offer short-, medium- and long- term work and will discuss this with you during our initial appointment.

Counselling takes place in-person or virtually via Zoom or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies (2008)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (2020)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate (2021)

In addition to private practice, I have set up and continue to work in a school-based counselling service, working with pupils (aged 11-16 years old) and adults.

I also have previous experience of working at the Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss, with bereaved adults.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in accordance with the BACP's ethical framework and terms of membership, which includes a commitment to regular supervision and continued professional development (CPD).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial 30-minute consultation telephone appointment free of charge.

Counselling session (60 minutes): £35 in-person, video-call or telephone. 

Further information

I offer an optional, initial 30-minute consultation telephone appointment as an opportunity for you to ask any questions about counselling or my approach. This consultation also gives you the opportunity to decide if you would like to work together and book an initial appointment. Please contact me via telephone or email and we can arrange a suitable time for this call to take place.

I hold professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom