Hi, I am Vicki and I believe the most important relationship we have in life is the one we have with ourselves; it shapes us and all other relationships. My aim is to enable you to feel safe enough to share your emotional distress and express difficult feelings, in a space that offers you compassion, and a sense of human connection and understanding. A mutually respectful therapeutic relationship which holds and values you is an essential part of allowing you to move towards healing and innate emotional health and wellbeing.
I am passionate about my work as a counsellor; my approach is relational, integrative, intuitive and creative. I am willing to follow where you lead and adapt to meet your needs. Counselling is a step into the unknown and this requires building trust in the working relationship through compassionate understanding rather than judgement. You may have clear goals and know what needs to change in your life or you may arrive distressed and directionless. Either way you are welcome. I will be very much myself in the relationship as I believe we need to pay compassionate attention to our shared humanness as well as our sense of uniqueness.
During your first session we can talk through what brings you to counselling and together we can decide if I am the right person to help you. I will endeavour to address and work through the issues that you are experiencing difficulty with, at a pace and depth that is right for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the way I work before you book your first session.
2019: Accredited member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred)
2015: Registered member of the BACP (MBACP), British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
2015: Trained in The Rewind Technique for the treatment of PTSD (Dr David Muss)
2012: Trained specifically in supporting people through loss and grief, including a Crus Awareness in Bereavement care course.
2011 – 2013: Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
I have been in private practice since 2014. I also worked for a mental health charity providing community counselling between 2013 and 2020.
As a registered BACP & accredited NCS member I attend monthly supervision sessions to ensure a high level of ethical practice.
I also hold a DBS certificate and public liability insurance.
Clients I work with: Adults
Cost: £45.00 for a 60 minute session
How I deliver therapy: Long and short term work. Face to face sessions, Zoom and telephone sessions.
Availability: Appointments can be arranged to meet your needs. Please contact me and we can talk this through.