I offer Individual Counselling, Couple Counselling, Company-funded Counselling for Employees, and Supervision.
Sessions & Fees
Below you can find information on the types of counselling and supervision sessions I provide, and the associated fees.
Remote working means I can work with either individuals or couples, via a Video Conferencing Platform, normally Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
The benefits of accessing therapy sessions remotely are:-
Staying safe from pandemics such as Covid, whether you are self-isolating or just wanting to social distance yourself.
No traveling cost’s or travelling time to and from sessions which can be disruptive to busy schedules or work.
Clients with health or mobility issues can access the same personal level and quality of service as face to face clients receive.
You can access therapy whilst staying in the comfort of your own home, office, university or whilst travelling / working away from home.
For clients with social anxiety or other psychological issues, remote working can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with face to face work. Whilst not for everyone, having therapy sessions remotely has proven to be an accessible, efficient, safe and effective way of working.
Initial Individual session free, thereafter the fee per session is £55
For Couple sessions the fee is £65 per session
"When lockdown happened and Victoria said all her counselling session’s would be over Zoom I was dreading it as I didn’t think it would work for me. I agreed to give it a go and see how it went…. Four months on I have decided I won’t be going back to face to face sessions, I am staying with video sessions, because I don’t have to factor in travelling time and I can now fit my session in during my lunch hour at work."
Individual Counselling involves working on a one-to-one basis. I work with teenagers and adults. Firstly we would meet for an initial session (free of charge) in order to discuss your concerns and issues that you may wish to bring to counselling. During this session we will discuss any questions you may have and work out the best way forward, should you wish to embark on counselling sessions.
Sessions take place weekly, on the same day and time, although in certain circumstances sessions can be tailored to meet your individual needs, for example if you work a shift pattern. Sessions last for 50 minutes and I ask that you commit to attend on a regular basis, although breaks for holidays and personal circumstances can be negotiated.
I feel choosing the right counsellor for you is a very important and personal choice. Therefore I offer a free initial session.
Initial session free, thereafter the fee charged is £55 per session
Couple counselling is for any two people within a relationship. For example married partners, civil partners, same sex couples, couples, parent/child or siblings, (children are required to be teenagers plus).
Couple counselling is useful and effective in dealing with, and, resolving issues that arise within the relationship. By working together we aim to explore difficult issues that cause tension and arguments. We also explore boundaries and power base issues. We look at how outside influences and personal histories can affect the stability of the relationship. Through our work together we aim to improve communication and understanding between the couple in order to encourage growth and fulfilment within the relationship.
Couple counselling can sometimes be about the ending of one relationship and the beginning of another. Here the couple is encouraged to work through any outstanding issues and unresolved feelings, allowing the move towards separation to be conducted in an adult and amicable manner. A swift and peaceful transition is vital if children are caught up in the separation of their parents.
Couple counselling is NOT about apportioning blame onto any one individual. Any issues or problems that arise within the couple relationship belong to the relationship. Couple counselling is about understanding, communication, resolution and growth. Couple sessions last for one hour.
£65 per couple session
Company funded Counselling for employees
Company funded Counselling for employees is designed for employers who wish to offer support to their employees who may be experiencing a difficult period within their life. All too often the stresses and strains of home life can interfere with ones ability to work in a focused and satisfactory way. Equally the stresses and strains of work can interfere in a negative way in ones personal and home life.
As an employer you can make sure your employee has the support and understanding in place to help them work through issues such as:-
Work related stress, Work place conflicts, Self-esteem & Confidence issues, Relationship & Family issues, Retirement, Redundancy, Health issues, Depression and Anxiety, Bereavement & Loss, Addictions.
It is my aim to provide your company with the opportunity to refer employees to my counselling practice. I in turn will offer your employees professional and confidential counselling, to a high standard that is affordable and readily available. As an employer you will have peace of mind that your employees and company’s needs are being met.
Sessions are for 50 minutes and my fees are very competitive with other private counselling practice fees and those charged by EAP’s.
Company funded employees counselling £60 per session
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor. I hold a certificate in Supervision and offer Integrative and Person Centred Supervision to student and qualified counsellors. My Continuing Professional Development training has provided me with the knowledge and ability to work with and supervise, using Psychodynamic/TA/CBT approaches, alongside my Person Centred orientation.
I also offer online supervision groups for Counsellors working with Couples. The groups have a maximum of four members and run for two hours. Each member will receive one hour supervision time towards their monthly supervision requirement.
Aims of the group
- To offer ongoing support for counsellors working with couples
- To supervise ongoing couple work
- To explore issues and challenges around working with couples
- To share knowledge and experiences with fellow professionals
- To share strategies and interventions, whilst exploring new avenues and directions for working with our couples
Experience has taught me that one of the most important elements of Supervision is the Supervisory Relationship. Just as in counselling the development of a healthy relationship is paramount to our work together. Therefore as a Supervisor I strive to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive environment, which facilitates the development of our relationship and enables self-reflection and learning for both Supervisee and self.
I am bound by, and work within the BACP Ethical Framework. Should areas arise within our work concerning boundaries, professional conduct or any ethical issues, I will work with you to reach resolutions in a clear and appropriate way guided by the above Code of Ethics.
I offer a free initial 45 minute session to all Supervisees so you can ask any questions and get a feel of how it is to work with me. If you require any further information regarding Supervision, or my fees, please do not hesitate to contact me.
"Victoria has been my supervisor for around ten years now and we have worked together on a regular monthly basis. I have always found it easy to talk to Victoria and because of her many years of experience as a Counsellor, has a great deal of knowledge to share. Nothing is too much trouble for her and should I need to call her or email her to ask for advice, she always responds promptly, so I always feel supported by her. Working in private practice can feel quite isolated sometimes and having a close relationship with a supervisor is therefore extremely important."
A.J Qualified Counsellor (Supervisee)