Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: VM00P06
Welcome, I'm Vicky Mould and thank you so much for coming to my National Counselling Society profile.
Anyone can struggle with their mental health or relationships, find it difficult to adjust to a significant life change or cope with feelings of loss and grief.
But healing and change can happen through a therapeutic relationship, and I can work with you in a genuinely supportive and empowering way.
I have been counselling adults of all ages since 2011.
As an experienced mental health therapist and bereavement counsellor, I believe in mental health and trauma recovery and the unique potential you have within you, and I can also offer non-judgemental and compassionate support for life challenges such as:
Loss and bereavement, including baby loss
Surviving sexual or domestic abuse
Depression, including postnatal depression
Anxiety, including panic attacks
Stress, including work-related stress
Low self-confidence and self-esteem
Loneliness or social isolation
Relationship issues or changes
Coping with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
Trauma, including PTSD and BPD/EUPD.
Counselling can be a courageous step in all these experiences, yet perhaps you're isolated with no one to talk to or feel unsupported by those around you. Or it's challenging to talk openly with family or friends, or you're worried about burdening family or friends.
You can talk freely with me and feel at ease. I am a down-to-earth, friendly-natured counsellor.
Counselling with me can offer genuine relief, insight, hope and increased confidence and trust in yourself.
I can work with you to explore and make sense of your struggles, find your way through them and continue to strive towards a more comfortable or fulfilling life.
I currently practise online and phone counselling across Eastleigh, Winchester, Southampton and Fareham (or further afield if you live in the UK). Online counselling is over a secure platform - Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp.
Rest assured, online, and phone counselling are effective forms of therapy. And we can connect from your (own) space, which may be more convenient.
An initial consultation of 45 minutes is provided free of charge. If you'd like to book your free consultation, please email me or call or text 07729 193629.
I can help us establish a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I appreciate trust can take time to build, yet you will be welcome, valued and accepted just as you are, not expected to be or feel a certain way.
We can explore and reflect at your pace.
And you will be genuinely heard and understood.
But we don't have to solely rely on talking to work through feelings and emotions or difficult experiences. We can experiment with the creative process - using art materials, cards or photos, or writing/journaling.
Rather than give advice or tell you what to do, I can offer support and attentive listening that helps you gain clarity or a fresh perspective and develop awareness.
My aim in our counselling is to support and empower you to live a more comfortable or fulfilling life.
You'll find lots of information on my website, so I encourage you to go there too. You can email me through my website or this profile or call or text 07729 193629 if you'd like to arrange a free consultation.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI hold a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, recognised by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
I hold a Certificate in Crisis Counselling and Certificate in Couples and Family Counselling.
I hold an advanced-level Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling, which covers training in complex grief, spirituality, long-term support, and child and adolescent loss and grief.
I qualified as a counsellor with a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling from the University of Southampton and Centra Counselling Level 1 from City College Southampton.
I have undertaken continuing professional development courses in the following:
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
Moving Your Practice Online
Postnatal Depression Awareness
Challenging Behaviour in Children and Young People
Domestic Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Accredited Training in Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Supporting Parents Through Child Bereavement
Mindful Mental Health
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
I practise person-centred therapy and have embraced the philosophy of this approach for over twenty years.
I offer specialist services in bereavement counselling, domestic abuse and mental health counselling.
I have been a bereavement professional since 2008 - initially as a trained volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, and now bereavement counsellor. I hold further training in child and baby loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss and sudden infant loss.
I have a longstanding interest in adult mental health. I've volunteered for Rethink Mental Illness since 2015. In the past, I've been a Support Time Recovery Worker for Together for Mental Wellbeing and a Support Worker for female inpatients of an NHS psychiatric Hospital. I've also volunteered for Solent Mind. I have worked with many people experiencing depression (including postnatal depression), anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I have personal insight into domestic abuse, and many years ago, I was a Helpline Volunteer for Women's Aid. My counselling support for survivors is inclusive - irrespective of gender, ethnicity or background.
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 regularly consult with an online supervisor.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Emotional issues
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Suicidal feelings
- Languages Spoken