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Victoria

Counsellor (Adults)

Victoria is a qualified person-centred humanistic counsellor with effective outcomes, tailored to meet your individual needs.

Victoria’s counselling utilises both integrated theoretical models including cognitive behaviour therapy. Her experience to date encompasses a diverse range of issues when working with both adults and children and she is a registered member of the BACP.

Victoria’s aim of her therapy is to help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential non-judgemental environment. There you can work together to help gain meaning of a problem whether it is historic, present or related to the stress that life creates.

Victoria’s goal as your therapist is for you to gain greater understanding to help you progressively evolve and to develop coping strategies that will enable you to feel empowered and work towards a sustainable outcome for your future wellbeing.

Background Experience:

  • NHS primary care, working with patients from age 18+ in all areas of mental health including low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement.
  • A mental health charity, working with adults from 17+ in all areas of mental health including sexual emotional abuse, stress, work related issues, bereavement, low mood, and anger.
  • A bereavement charity, specifically working with grief and loss including support for complicated grief, traumatic death, termination, suicide, and other loss such as adoption.
  • A mental health charity working with children aged 7 to 18 working specifically with bereavement, self-harm, emotional and sexual abuse, family breakdown and difficulties in relationships.
  • Victoria also has experience working in a clinical environment in a Newcastle hospice, giving end of life care to patients with a terminal illness.

Prior to being a counsellor, Victoria started a small business which she still operates and has employed many people in that time. Therefore, she has a unique understanding of the complex issues that can occur in any working environment and at the many levels, that any business needs to operate effectively. These include working under pressure, burn out, unsocial hours and the effect that has on family life, bullying, financial issues, disciplinary procedures, and loss of job or status.

Qualifications and Personal Development

BA Degree with Honours – Counselling – Sunderland University

Bereavement Foundation Course

Difference and Diversity: Understanding Ethics

Working with Relational Depth Training

Dream Completion Technique, working with Trauma and Insomnia

Homophobia Training

Disenfranchised Grief Training

Mindfulness Training

Developing personal confidence and self-awareness

Wellbeing in the workplace, understanding stress and stress management

 

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