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About me

Hi. I'm Vikki, an experienced qualified counsellor who has a passion for helping people improve their well-being.

I offer a warm, safe, caring and non judgmental space where together we can explore what’s going on for you. It can be quite a strange experience opening up to a counsellor, however, counselling is proven to really help. And I care. If something is on your mind, I am here to listen.

My counselling style is integrative and psychodynamic (and some mindfulness). It’s a talking therapy, focused on you. I work by tailoring the counselling style around your needs.

Whether you are in crisis, or just feeling overwhelmed, together let’s help you unravel your internal thoughts and anxieties to help you get a better sense of self to tackle life.

To get in touch, please send me an email or text and I can get back to you ASAP.

​I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 5 years of training on an accredited psychodynamic course and mainly work integratively from a relational perspective. This means tailoring your therapy to suit you. I also offer mindfulness techniques.

I am a member of the BACP. I work in private practice and for two centres where I am part of their assessment teams.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have an interest in autoimmune illnesses and their effect on mental health.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees range from £45 to £55. 

Availability

For face to face sessions, I work from Letchworth on Wednesday and Wheathamstead on Tuesday.  

If you wish to have an online or zoom session, send me a text and we can discuss availability. 

Further information

If you would like more information, please text, WhatsApp or email. (I am not always available to answer my phone).

Letchworth Centre For Healthy Living
Rosehill Hospital
Hitchin Road
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 3NA

Wheathampstead Well Being Centre
17-19 Brewhouse Hill
Wheathampstead
St. Albans
Herts
AL4 8AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Vikki Shepherd MBACP Dip/ AdvDip

Vikki Shepherd MBACP Dip/ AdvDip