Vicki Routh (MBACP Accred) Registered & Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
This year, 2018, I celebrate 15 years in postqualifying practice as a counsellor / psychotherapist; 10 years in the voluntary / charitable sector working with people affected by their own or someone else's drug / alcohol use and 5 years in private practice.
I am a supervisor of counsellors and a BACP registered and accredited counsellor / psychotherapist. I hold a postgraduate diploma in Integrative counselling (2003), have been accredited with BACP since 2004 and hold a supervision qualification (2008). For those with healthcare insurance, I am both a BUPA and AVIVA recognised healthcare provider.
Counselling & psychotherapy in the Waterloo, Southwark & Walton on Thames area
Most of my work is with individuals within the 20-65 age range, however I do work with young adults too aged 16+ and older adults. I have a number of spaces available to couples also. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am experienced at counselling people presenting with a range of issues including but not limited to:
Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to express your reasons for attending counselling or what you hope counselling might help with, we can always look at this together. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss your particular circumstances.
How I work
I am a counsellor using an Integrative approach which means that rather than holding to a 'one size fits all model', I draw on a number of theories in my work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Practice and Psychodynamic Theory. One of the benefits of such an approach is that I can be flexible in what I offer clients; if the way we are working together doesn’t feel like its addressing your reasons for attending counselling, I can suggest alternative ways of working together to make sure you receive a counselling service that you feel is helpful to you.
When we first meet it will be important to establish whether we both feel we are able to work together to achieve the outcomes you would like from attending counselling. We will use our first session to explore this together by talking about what has prompted you to seek out a psychotherapy service, what you hope counselling will help you with and in what ways the psychotherapy service I offer meets these expectations.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure about your reasons for attending counselling or what you hope psychotherapy might help with, we can always look at these uncertainties together.
Above all, we need to establish whether we, and especially you, feel that we can have a good working relationship; the starting point from which we can look together at addressing whatever concerns you wish to bring to counselling.
My counselling practice in Walton on Thames is within easy reach of Hersham, Shepperton, Weybridge, Molesey, Sunbury on Thames and Esher.
My Central London psychotherapy practice in Southwark / Waterloo is a short walk from Southwark, London Bridge and Blackfriars tube stations and is just around the corner from the main entrance to Waterloo mainline station.