Vicki is a BACP accredited and registered counsellor/psychotherapist. She is also an experienced supervisor. In her private practice she sees adults, couples and young people (16+) on either a short or long-term basis.
I can help with...
- Addictions – alcohol, drugs, etc
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bereavement and loss
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low mood
- Major life changes
- Personal development
- Physical abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traumatic childhood
- Work-related issues
Types of client I see
- Young people
- Trainee and qualified clinicians
Languages I speak
- Room 2 at Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7NQ
Types of therapy I offer
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
- Person-centred psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Above all, we need to establish whether we, and especially you, feel that we can have a good working relationship – the starting point from which we can look together at addressing whatever concerns you wish to bring to counselling.
To do this we will meet for an initial appointment to discuss your concerns. This is an opportunity for you to ‘test’ how it feels to talk or be in the counselling room with me, for me to evaluate whether I believe I can be of therapeutic help to you and for us both to conclude whether to make an agreement to work together.
Please try not to worry if you’re not sure how to express your reasons for attending counselling or what you hope counselling might help with. We can always look at this together.
The areas I work with in counselling are not limited to those listed above. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss your particular circumstances.
I offer an integrative approach to counselling, which means that I draw on a number of counselling theories in my work. One of the benefits of such an approach is that I can be flexible in what I offer clients. If the way we are working together doesn’t feel like it’s addressing your reasons for attending counselling, I can suggest alternative ways of working.
Training, qualifications and experience
I hold a BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma In Counselling and a COSCA-accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
I have undertaken a number of post-qualifying courses on a range of themes including:
- working with sexual abuse
- CBT techniques
- transactional analysis
- equality and diversity
- substance misuse
- couples counselling
I managed a team of counsellors in a BACP-accredited counselling service for a number of years before moving into private practice.
In addition to working as a counsellor in a community setting, I also have experience of counselling in prisons.
I supervise counsellors working in a variety of settings, including charitable organisations, prisons, schools and private practice. I have supported a number of colleagues in their successful applications to become accredited with BACP. I also supervise counsellors who provide supervision.
My background before counselling involved working in a number of different settings with people who were either homeless, experiencing mental health difficulties or problems with addictions.
I am a registered and accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am also both an AVIVA and BUPA-recognised healthcare professional.
Code of ethics
I abide by the BACP’s code of ethics.
- Individual counselling: £55–£85 per 50-minute session
- Couples counselling: £65–£95 for 60-minute session (Please note: it may be appropriate to agree to meet for more than an hour and if so the price agreed will reflect this increase)
- Supervision: £55 for a 50-minute session