About Working With Me

initial consultation

What to expect when we first connect

We start with an initial consultation by phone, where I'll explain how it all works and what to expect.  

During this initial session, which lasts about 30 minutes, I'll ask you to tell me a little bit about your current situation and what brings you to therapy. 

The initial consultation is not an actual therapy session, however the purpose of the call is for me to understand your needs, preferences, motivation level and desired outcomes for therapy and for you to ask any questions and see if you feel comfortable working with me.

If we both decide that working together is going to be of value to you, we can go from there, I can book you in for a full Therapy session and I'll send you an email after the call confirming our arrangements. 

Note: If for whatever reason we agree that we are not a good fit, then I will endeavour to provide you with a referral or an alternative resource or helpline. 

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Therapy Sessions

What to expect from our Therapy Sessions - by phone or video call

At the start of each session, we begin with a light hearted check in establishing our setting & privacy levels, a sound check and emotional readiness for the session ahead and if by video link, we check that our camera's are at a good angle and that you are comfortable with the way it's set up.  

I then like to ask 'what would you like from the session today?'.  Sometimes my Clients just need to talk but more importantly to feel heard.  Other times Clients wish work on something collaboratively with me, like how to cope with or manage a situation and by finding our what you want to get out of the session, I can help to manage the time boundaries.

During our sessions we’ll engage with each other in an enlightening one-to-one conversation manifested by curiosity, respect and understanding where the focus is on you. 

Through reflective work and therapeutic insight, you will gain awareness which will help you move towards your desired outcome for therapy.

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A little bit about me:

Telephone Counselling is my passion as not only does it help me create a work life balance, for me and my daughter as it allows me to work from home and around school times, (which if you're a single mum you'll know is not easy!) but also allows me to work with others who find it difficullt to balance their self-care needs within a limited time frame too. 

Hi my name is Vicky,  I'm a Counsellor (Officially Victoria Day Dip. MBACP 274798  if you want to search my listing on the UK National Register for Counsellors)  and as woman who has been through many of life’s transitions (not just hair colour, dress size and glasses!)  I have found personal self development through Counselling (& other natural therapies) to be particularly supportive during difficult times, but truly life enhancing.

Through my journey of self-awareness, I have been able to acknowledge my limiting beliefs, recognise and remove myself from unhealthy and toxic relationships which has allowed me to create a richer fuller life in many ways, and of course I'm still on a journey learning all the time.

I don't say this to boast, I say this to encourage, support and inspire you to invest in your own journey of self-development.  Believe me, it's so worth it and you are worth it too! 

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Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • ABC Level 2 in Counselling Concepts – 2009
  • Mental Health training course with Mind – 2010
  • ABC level 3 in Counselling Skills - 2011
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling– 2012 -2015
  • Placement Counsellor – DCCP – 153 client hours 2013-2015
  • MBAP – registered Counsellor – 2015
  • Elements Therapeutic Energy – ETE - 2016
  • *Telephone Counselling Training - 2016
  • TA 101 – Transactional Analysis - 2016
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy – 2017
  • DBS certifciate - 2017

 

  • Volunteer Counsellor – Centre Peace – 2017-2018
  • Introduction to Mental Health Certificate – 2018
  • Solution Focused Therapy – 2018
  • Power of the Mind in Health and Healing -2018
  • Intro to neuroscience – 2018
  • Intro to Life Coaching - 2018
  • Transform your life with NLP -2018
  • Acupressure – Miracle points - 2018
  • Natural Therapies for Depression and Anxiety - 2018
  • The EU – GDPR – An introduction online course – 2018
  • Motivational Interviewing - 2020

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