Victoria (Vicky) Hampton
After 18 years in NHS mental health settings and various trainings, a warm and connected relationship remains at the heart of what I do. Embarking on counselling and sharing our vulnerability takes a lot of courage and this deserves sensitivity and respect. With an awareness of this, I'll work with you in forming a therapeutic relationship and offering a safe and confidential space to work through what it is you choose to bring.
My main training is in an integrative approach. This means that I will draw on various models and approaches to fit you as an individual. I am informed by approaches such as attachment based work, attunement, mindfulness, body oriented approaches and the way our past can impact on our present. Alongside these I have also done training in CBT and EMDR (for PTSD) psychotherapy. In addition to this I have 10 years experience in time limited work within GP surgeries throughout Cardiff and the Vale. This has allowed me to work with a variety of people and a variety of difficulties. I have also worked in more specialist clinics such as Mother and Baby mental health and Traumatic Stress (PTSD).
People come to counselling or therapy for a variety of reasons; some may want to build their awareness of themselves or a particular issue, some to process a trauma, work through a loss or bereavement, through a life transition or perhaps just with an awareness that they are unhappy with their life. Whatever you bring, above all, I bring a non-judgemental approach and the aim to help you to explore, aid coping and help you to work through what it is you are bringing to therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
My original degree was in Psychology and Philosophy. I then did post-graduate training in Integrative Counselling and then EMDR psychotherapy.
Over my years of working in the NHS I have worked in a Mother and Baby mental health unit, Psychology Research (first in PTSD and then in end of life research), as a trauma therapist in a Traumatic Stress Clinic (PTSD), a Counsellor in GP practices and as a Lead Counsellor within a counselling service. As well as working in the NHS I have worked for Mind mental health charity, Cardiff University and in private practice.
I have done a variety of training courses to continue my professional development covering various topics such as mindfulness, compassion therapy, trauma focussed work and bereavement.
- BSc Psychology and Philosophy - 2(i)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (5 years) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling - First Class
- EMDR psychotherapy UK and Ireland
- MBACP (Accred)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
£45 per 50 min session
£70 per 90 min session of EMDR
In cases of financial difficulty I sometimes have spaces for a lower fee.
Early afternoon. Sometimes late afternoon/evening.