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Victoria Heeley

Victoria stated before becoming a counsellor, I 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.

 

I have worked for a National Charity for over five years and more recently a Dorset-wide mental health charity.

 

As a counsellor, I work with anyone aged 18 and over from all walks of life and backgrounds. I began a placement during my training where I 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.

 

I have since been a counsellor at STARS-Dorset (formerly Dorset Rape Crisis) for over 5 years where I have specialised in working with Trauma relating to Sexual and Domestic Abuse. During the pandemic, I 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.

 

My style of counselling is Humanistic Integrative which means that I use different tools and theories to tailor my support in ways that work for you – everyone is unique, so I will work to understand where you are in your journey and what you need from counselling.

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 Counsellinng

Prepare for working with Trauma (Dorset Stars)

Counselling Experience

Private Practice - Adult Counsellor at www.vchcounselling.co.uk

Dorset Stars- Volunteer Counsellor

Project 5 (NHS) - Counsellor supporting NHS staff

The Leonardo Trust - Counsellor - supporting carers

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