Viktoria Kirilova MBACP Integrative Therapist (BSc Psych, PGdip Counselling)
My therapy practice is called Lemon Tree Therapy and I practice from the comfort of an extremely cozy and tranquil garden house, located in Tettenhall.
I have worked and trained within the field of mental health services for more than 10 years now and I have practiced as a therapist for 4 years. As an integrative therapist I incorporate different approaches into my practice and tailor my approach around clients’ needs. I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as I recognize how important it is for clients to feel safe.
If you are feeling that there are things in your life that are causing you to feel unhappy or worried, I am here to help. Through counselling, I can help you to explore what you're going through so that you can make better sense of your feelings. Together we can focus on whatever you feel the need to work on in your life, which can enable you to gain better insight and understanding of your experiences.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their Code of Practice and work within their Ethical Framework, which means that any information you disclose will be treated confidentially.
When you contact me, I will return your call/email within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and qualifications include:
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Level 6) – Coventry University, 2013
Introduction to Play Therapy Certificate – Place2Be, 2016
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) – Keele University, 2017
Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy – The Association for Psychological Therapies, 2018
Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling (Level 9) – IC, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2020
Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy – Centre of Excellence, 2020
Further CPD training and professional development include: Tree of Life Therapy Tool, Domestic Violence Awareness, Sexual Violence Awareness, Working with Trauma, Working with Diversity, LGBTQ+ Awareness, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults etc.
My wide range of experience includes working for:
- Counselling services in the voluntary sector, specifically working with women survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
- Working in the private sector with survivors of traumatic events including childhood trauma, road traffic accidents, medical negligence etc.
- Counselling Services in the public sector (NHS), working in a Sexual Health Clinic with LGBTQ clients and people with sexual health problems.
- Working on a helpline for children and young people up to the age of 19.
- Counselling for children and young people in schools and for non-profit organisations.
I am also currently working with a non-profit organization developing AAT therapy intervention programmes for children and young people in both primary and secondary schools. A proud moment for me was when I recently had an opportunity to deliver one of these session in the presence of the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer flexible hours and concessionary rates.