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Azalea Counselling Counselling from Eastleigh near Winchester
with Vicky Mould

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"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good". - Carl Rogers


About Me. Vicky Mould

You may wish to know a little bit about me before making contact

Hi, I'm Vicky Mould.

I have practised person-centred counselling since 2011, yet have embraced the philosophy of this approach for over twenty years. So I work to establish a relationship with you where you feel safe, valued, accepted and understood.

Working together gives you the freedom to explore what feels important to you and express yourself in your way. I appreciate trust can take time to build, yet you will be welcome just as you are, not expected to be or feel a certain way.

I don't advise you on what to do, yet I can listen at a deep level (perhaps as you might expect), help you gain clarity or a different perspective on things and develop your self-awareness.

I trust that you have the inner resources to work through your struggles and the ability to live a life that is fulfilling to you. I also appreciate that things can get in the way of change and healing.

By helping you feel part of a safe and supportive relationship, I aim to nurture your self-worth, confidence and self-esteem and empower you to make choices or changes that you want to make.

A consultation together can help us establish if you feel comfortable talking to me and if we could work well together online or over the phone.

To book your free consultation, you can call or text 07729 193629 or use my contact form.



About Me. Person-Centred Counselling

Diversity

I have a background in interviewing and working with a diverse mix of people - as a former civil servant, NHS worker and Local Authority worker.

And I strive for my counselling practice to be accessible and welcoming to any adult that feels counselling together would be of value to them.

I commit to respecting you as a whole person, which is also an inherent part of my counselling approach. And I can offer a safe space where you can genuinely be yourself, just as you are.

I have my lived experience and professional training and knowledge, yet I trust you're the expert on yourself, so I seek to nurture and empower you in your own life and development.

I'm here to understand your world as it is for you rather than make assumptions and judgements. I am open to learning from you and educating myself outside of the counselling space. I have reflected extensively on areas of diversity such as ethnicity, cultural diversity, neurodiversity, age, class, gender, disability and sexual orientation, yet I also undertake ongoing self-reflection.

I do see it as my responsibility to ensure that any differences between us aren't impacting the strength of our counselling relationship.

If you have any specific needs for engaging in online or phone counselling, please let me know in your initial contact. We can also discuss things further at the consultation appointment.

To book your free consultation, you can call or text 07729 193629 or use my contact form.


Experience

I've been a trusted listener since my mid-teenage years. I have also experienced counselling myself and felt the benefits in all areas of my life.

I do believe that the challenges and personal growth I have experienced in my life can help me be there for you and offer you a deep level of respect, non-judgement and understanding.

I have a longstanding interest in adult mental health and can work with you to increase your overall sense of wellbeing. I have been a Support Time Recovery Worker for Together for Mental Wellbeing, supporting people at home and out in the community. I have been a Support Worker for female inpatients on an NHS psychiatric ward. I have also volunteered for the charity Solent Mind.

I am a former Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid and hold personal insight into domestic abuse. But I can work with you irrespective of your gender, including if you have experienced or are experiencing non-physical (coercive control) domestic abuse by a partner or family member.

I have supported many people through the confusion and pain of loss and grief. Before qualifying as a counsellor, I volunteered for Cruse Bereavement Care, providing client assessments and one to one support. I have also facilitated local and online bereavement support groups.

I have been counselling since 2011 and now work exclusively online and over the phone and hold additional recognised training in this area.

I take a trauma-informed approach to my work (trauma can mean different things and show up in different ways) and access trauma training regularly as part of my continuing professional development. So I understand the importance of establishing a relationship of safety and trust.

I also understand that creative counselling can help you release and relieve pain and distress, and I can facilitate this where appropriate.

Beyond my counselling practice, I've volunteered for Rethink Mental Illness since 2015. I facilitate a support group for women experiencing mental health issues and thoroughly enjoy this role.

My other sources of joy include my relationships with friends and family, music, dancing, football, comedy, being outdoors and connecting with nature, creative journaling and meditation.

If you would like to explore counselling, you can call or text 07729 193629 or use my contact form.


Qualifications and registrations

I hold a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, recognised by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

I hold an advanced-level Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling, which includes training in complex grief, spirituality, long-term support, child and adolescent loss and grief.

My core counselling qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling
  • Centra Counselling Level 1.

    As an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society, I adhere to their Code of Ethical Practice, am fully insured for my counselling work and consult with a supervisor.

    I have undertaken the following continuing professional development:

    Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing

    Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation

    Journal Therapy

    Moving Your Practice Online

    Postnatal Depression Awareness

    Art Therapy

    Challenging Behaviour in Children and Young People

    Autism Awareness

    Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss

    Mindful Mental Health

    Crisis Counselling

    Couples and Family Counselling

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.


  • We can explore the possibility of counselling together

    I can offer a free consultation of 45 minutes.

    The consultation can help us establish if we could work well together - online or over the phone.

    If you would like to book a free consultation or ask questions about counselling, you can call or text 07729 193629 or use my contact form.


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