Counsellor

Victoria achieved a first class BA honours degree in Therapeutic Counselling, with Teesside University in May 2016 and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. She is the mother of two daughters.

Victoria’s core therapeutic orientation is Person Centred Counselling, she has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling and Gestalt, so can integrate tools from these orientations if appropriate and the client wishes. During her therapeutic training she worked with children of all ages who required additional support within the school setting.

Since joining ARC's Therapeutic Adoption Support Service Victoria has obtained additional qualifications in Theraplay Techniques and holds a Diploma in Therapeutic work with Looked After Children, including the provision of Therapeutic Life Story Work. Working in a way which is client/child led, Victoria offers a warm, non-judgmental environment in which to explore any issues which may be worrying a person. Sometimes having the space and time to process things with an impartial person can be extremely beneficial. Victoria has personal and professional experience in fostering and adoption and a particular interest in how early childhood experiences can influence attachment and behaviour.