About Me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor working in Swindon, I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for counselling professionals.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked with young people who suffered from attachment disorder after suffering from traumatic childhoods resulting in emotional and antisocial behaviour. Working with these young people and helping them to make connections between their early years and how it affected their later behaviours was an insightful experience thus spurring me on to a counselling foundation degree course to further my knowledge and ability to use with others.

I provide counselling sessions for individuals face to face on a short or long term basis to help them overcome such problems as:

  • Addictions, especially to drugs, alcohol, gambling and sex
  • Eating disorders
  • Difficulty in controlling anger
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Unhappy relationships
  • Work stress
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Abuse – sexual, physical, emotional
  • Adoption issues

However, not all problems can have a subject heading, and if life is hard for you but you can’t explain why then we can work that out together.

My approach is to foster lasting change and growth in a warm and therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect. Depending on the nature of your presenting issue, I may incorporate elements of different approaches to suit your pace and preferred way of work:

Qualifications

  • Health and social care for children and young people NVQ 3
  • Foundation degree (FDSC) integrative counselling
  • Transactional analysis 101
  • Eating disorders

Professional Bodies Member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP)

Victoria Pook
MBACP Accredited