Kay Vickers MBACP, MNCS Accred
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and an Accredited Member of the National Society of Counsellors.
I offer a friendly and down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk. With training and experience in the main evidence-based psychotherapies, I am able to work in a flexible and collaborative way, tailoring therapy to the specific needs of the person I see.
I work with individuals experiencing loss through change of circumstances and bereavement, anxiety, unwanted thoughts or behaviours, depression, relationship problems, or those who simply feel 'stuck' in their circumstances. I am familiar with issues related to work stress and other professional challenges. My approach is to explore the root causes of issues in the context of a supportive relationship. I am committed to giving each person I see a thoughtful and professional experience of therapy within a non-judgemental confidential and trusting environment.
I am based in Exeter in the UK and work mostly online. I do also hold sessions face to face from my private therapy room. I can offer Zoom, Skype or FaceTime and a session is usually 60 minutes.
I begin all counselling work with a free initial chat, this can be on the phone or video chat, at which point we can jointly decide if therapy with me is the right course of action for you. My fee is £50 per session. Concessions may be possible depending on circumstances.
HERE'S HOW I CAN HELP
If you are seeking the opportunity to talk matters though in a non judgemental and safe environment, I provide the support and understanding to empower you to consider the issues you wish to explore. Working together to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and why you are experiencing the difficulties that you have. Enabling you to develop new methods of coping with these difficulties. We will explore patterns in your thoughts and behaviours which will help you to gain a sense of control and stability in your everyday life.
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS AND ANXIETY REDUCTION
When correctly managed, stress helps us rise to challenges and pushes us to act. In the long-term however, too much stress can be detrimental to our well-being. Symptoms of stress include loss of appetite, insomnia, anger, anxiety and even chest pains. Research has shown that people who are under prolonged stress are at a greater risk of developing health problems such as high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Mindfulness techniques such as gentle stretching, mindfulness meditation and other mind-body exercises can help you cope with stress and provide you with a toolbox moving forward. The aim is to offer a greater clarity on what is happening, to help people recognise stress triggers and deal with them in a productive manner. Engaging in Mindfulness can help with feeling more engaged in work, less anxious and have fewer physical symptoms of stress.
CONTACT ME IN CONFIDENCE
Please fill out the form below and I will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation.