You may wish to know a little bit about me before deciding whether to make contact with me
Hi, I'm Vicky Mould.
I'm a down to earth person, easy to talk to, and can listen in an attentive and non-judgemental way. I'm also naturally supportive of others.
I have a background in providing emotional and mental health support within the public and voluntary sector - Adult Mental Health, Bereavement Services, Cruse Bereavement Care, Solent Mind, Women's Aid.
I now run an established counselling service for adults of all ages, and my experience includes face to face, online and telephone counselling.
I currently practise online therapy and telephone counselling in Eastleigh near Winchester, yet can provide these services across the UK.
I have been counselling since 2011, and hold the following qualifications:
I have undertaken continuing professional development in the following areas:
As an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society, I adhere to their Code of Ethical Practice and regularly consult with a counselling supervisor.
I also follow the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online Code of Ethics.
I practice meditation to support my wellbeing, including concentration meditation (focusing on the breath, an object, a sound) and mindfulness.
I am passionate about counselling, creative expression through art and writing, and getting outdoors and connecting with nature.
I have experienced counselling myself and felt the benefits in all areas of my life. I have also witnessed many other people heal, grow and change through the experience.
I can offer long or short-term person-centred counselling
I practise person-centred counselling (developed by the Psychologist, Carl Rogers), yet its philosophy is something that I embrace in my whole life, and have done so for a long time.
I trust that you have the strengths and inner resources to work through life challenges and be the best that you can be. I also appreciate that it can be hard to hold onto that belief for yourself.
Perhaps life events or relationships have affected your self-belief, self-worth, self-esteem or identity, or you've felt unsupported in being who you are or pursuing the life that you want.
As a person-centred counsellor, I'm committed to being alongside you as best I can, and by creating and providing an environment where you can feel valued, accepted, heard and understood.
While I can listen at a deep level, I am not a passive listener - I actively engage with you, so that you can gain clarity, a fresh perspective on things and develop your awareness.
I can work with creative mediums such as art, journal writing, emotion cards and mindfulness affirmations - this is something we may explore together if you or I feel it's helpful to do so.
I may offer information and encourage self-care, yet I won't advise, provide solutions or make decisions for you. Everyone is different, and only you can know what feels right for you.
My goal (and hope) in counselling is to enable you to find a way through your difficulties and continue to be the best that you can be.
We can explore the possibility of counselling together through an introductory session
I can offer sessions online using Whereby, FaceTime or Zoom, or by phone.
An introductory session can help us establish if we could work well together, and I will do my utmost to make you feel welcome and at ease.
At the introductory session, I will say a bit about confidentiality and counselling and invite you to share what has led you to seek counselling and what you would like to achieve from it.
There's no obligation for us to continue sessions together - if we decide to continue, we will make the necessary arrangements.
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, you can call 07729 193629 or use my contact form.