Vida Boreham, Therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP, PG DIP
I am an experienced and registered therapeutic counsellor, in private practice and school settings. I am specifically trained to work with children and young adults. I use this foundation in my work with adults and parents. Thus whilst working with your present-day concerns, we can also be mindful of the inner child/adolescent and redress any earlier unmet needs or unresolved difficulties.
I understand there are times in life when talking to friends or family is not enough. Perhaps you are looking for a more specialist and focussed support strategy for yourself, your family or your child/adolescent.
How I work:
We will work together to find what works best for you and I believe the relationship between us is one of the most important aspects of counselling.
I facilitate you to make sense of your problems, the unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours which are getting in the way of living the life you want.
I will help you to identify what is important to you and enable you to develop effective new tools to promote a positive change and outcome in your life.
I use a range of therapeutic tools and strategies to tailor the counselling to your, or your family or your child/adolescent's individual and specific needs. This way I ensure we are addressing the concerns/difficulties which are interfering with everyday life.
I will provide support, consistency, validation of your needs, appropriate boundaries and a new perspective, together with a safe, confidential and accepting environment.
I work with the emotional and cognitive aspects of your, or your family or your child/adolescent’s experience in the here and now. I am, however, mindful of the past and your hopes for the future.
If you would like to find out more about me, please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you and together working out a suitable plan of support.
I Can Help With:
- Children, Adolescents, Family and Adults;
- Relationship issues;
- Reconstituted families;
- Obsessive/intrusive thoughts;
- Anxiety disorders (incl. ‘tics’, OCD type behaviours, continuous nightmares, disturbed sleep, difficulty sleeping, child not staying in own bed and 'doom/gloom' type thoughts);
- Continually sad/unhappy/low mood;
- Anger and aggression;
- Loss, bereavement and grief;
- Trauma (incl. accidents leading to injury; serious illnesses; emotional neglect; emotional or physical or sexual abuse);
- Post-adoption/adopted and foster care/placement/looked after children;
- Social issues/struggles;
- Behavioural difficulties (incl. clingy/withdrawn/acting out/attention seeking);
- Peer difficulties (incl. difficulty making friends);
- Sibling conflict/rivalries;
- Difficulty settling in/fitting in at school;
- Refuses to go to school;
- At risk of exclusion/excluded
Where I Work:
I work from my home-based counselling room and office in Shortlands, Bromley.
My home-based counseling room is a quiet and safe space, which is well equipped to offer all age groups lots to do, so to encourage play, creativity and enable feeling, thinking, and talking.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents in Schools
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
- CPCAB Levels 2 and 3 Adult Counselling Skills
- LLB Hons Law
- Private and school based counselling;
- Individual, child, adolescent and family counselling;
- Long term and short term;
- Solution focused work
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
My fees for working from Bromley are:
- £50.00- 60-minute initial consultation ( for child/adolescent work, up to 18 years old)
- £30.00- 30-minute individual child/adolescent session up to 18 years old
- £45.00- 50-minute individual child/adolescent session up to 18 years old
- £40.00- 50-minute initial session/consultation young adult (18-21 years old)
- £40.00- 50-minute session- young adult (18-21 years old)
- £50.00- 50-minute session-parent/family work
- £50.00- 50-minute session- adult work
- The parental meeting to conduct the review (50-minute) every 6 weeks for the duration of the sessions, charged at £45.00
- Any further parental consultation/meeting will be charged at £45.00 per 50-minute
- Concession and student rate is available at £35.00 and only upon discussion
Concessions offered for
I practice within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice