Victoria specializes in working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), Adoption and Attachment, Domestic Abuse, and Sexual Abuse/Trauma (Historic sexual abuse, Rape, and Trauma)

 

Before becoming a counsellor Victoria had gained a wealth of experience in the corporate and charity sectors, which included IT Support, Service Management in the UK, and a secondment working in the Middle East.

 

Victoria has for a National Charity for over five years and more recently a Dorset-wide mental health charity.

 

Victoria works with anyone aged 18 and over from all walks of life and backgrounds,  during her training  Victoria had placements where she worked with clients presenting with a diverse range of everyday life issues (anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, family, health, work, adjustment, loss) and also supported students with problems relating to University life.

 

Victoria has also been a counsellor at STARS-Dorset (formerly Dorset Rape Crisis) for over 5 years where she specialized in working with Trauma relating to Sexual and Domestic Abuse.

 

During the pandemic, she also volunteered to support NHS frontline staff with their mental health, and more recently I have been working with Carers via The Leonardo Trust, supporting clients with the issues they face in looking after family members and the impact that it can have on their lives and mental wellbeing.

 

Victoria's style of counselling is Humanistic Integrative which means that she uses different tools and theories to tailor her support in ways that work for you – everyone is unique, so she will work to understand where you are in your journey and what you need from counselling.

 

Languages: English & Spanish

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Qualifications & Professional Courses

BSc (hons) Psychology

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Cert. Online & Telephone Counselling

Adoption Related courses: Early childhood development - Trauma in children - Attachment through the years - Children in Care

Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems

Suicide First Aid

The Neuroscience of Early Relational Trauma

Working Relationally with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma

Trauma and the Body

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice

Counselling Experience

Private Practice - Adult Counsellor

Dorset Mind- Safeguarding Officer

STARS-Dorset- Volunteer Counsellor

Project 5 (NHS) - Counsellor supporting NHS staff

The Leonardo Trust - Counsellor - supporting carers

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