Hello, my name is Vicky, I am a qualified person-centred therapeutic counsellor. I work in Shipley and Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Sometimes it is difficult to discuss what is troubling us with those who are close to us. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment for you to look at your feelings and concerns. I wont tell you what to do or give you advice (as what works for one person wont be suitable for another) but I will support and work with you to enable you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings and work towards your own individual solutions – what you feel will work best for you. We can work in an open ended way until you feel you have achieved what you wanted to or agree a set number of sessions if you prefer.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this means I work within their guidelines and ethical framework for best practice in counselling and receive regular supervision to ensure I am working in the best interests of each client.
I currently work with individuals of 16 and above who have been affected by sexual, physical and emotional abuse as children and their families and also with bereavement and loss and have previously worked with Bradford College and University students on a wide range of issues.
I work with the following concerns:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work related stress
I offer a £9.50 initial assessment session lasting up to 50 minutes (this just covers the cost of the room) for us to meet and discuss what you would like from counselling and whether you feel you would like to work with me.
I work from counselling rooms in Bradford City Centre and in Shipley with easy access by train, car or bus.
I charge £35 per 50 minute session.
I offer concessions for those on a low wage or unwaged.
My training and qualifications include:
Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
Additional Training on:
Issues surrounding sexual abuse
Working with Suicide and Suicide Ideation
Relational Transactional Analysis
Grief and Loss
Emotional Literacy Cards for Bereavement
Determinants/Predictors of Grief
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Issues surrounding Personality Disorders and Personality Orientations
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing