Counselling & Psychotherapy in Walton on Thames serving Weybridge, Molesey and surrounding areas
Some of the questions I often get asked when people find out I'm a counsellor are: 'So what type of counselling do you do?' 'What types of issues or areas of concern do you work with?' 'Do you work with couples, young people, adults, children?' 'Where are you based?'
In answer to these...I am an Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist, which means how I work depends on the person or people in front of me...I shape how I work to best fit your understanding of yourself, relationships and the world rather than applying a singular approach to everybody who enters my therapy room. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. How well we can work together will be determined by the extent to which we are able to establish a shared understanding of your circumstances and the meaning of those circumstancesto you.
I have listed a numberof areas that I work with further done this page, however do feel free to contact me about issues not listed here as my experience over 15 years in practice is wide ranging.
Most of my counselling and psychotherapy work is with adults within the 20-65 age range, however I do also work with couples, older adults and young adults aged 16+.
I practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor in Walton on Thames, easily accessible to residents of Molesey, Weybridge and the surrounding areas of Elmbridge. In addition I offer counselling and psychotherapy in central London, Waterloo.
As mentioned abouve, 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.
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.
Vicki Routh, BACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred)
As a Counsellor providing a psychotherapy and counselling service within Walton on Thames which also serves the surrounding areas such as Weybridge and Molesley, I am pleased to be celebrating 15 years in postqualifying practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist; 10 years in the voluntary / charitable sector working with people affected by their own or someone else's drug or alcohol use and 5 years in private practices held in Walton on Thames, London Waterloo and previously East London. In my experience common reasons for people attending counselling or psychotherapy include abuse, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, depression, relationships, self harm, stress and trauma.
I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor / psychotherapist . I hold a postgraduate diploma in Integrative counselling (2003) and have been accredited with BACP since 2004 . For those with healthcare insurance, I am a recognised healthcare provider with AVIVA, AXA PPP, BUPA and Vitality Health.
In addition I am an experienced and qualified supervisor of counsellors (2008), I have supervised counsellors and other practitioners working in settings such as schools, universities, prisons, private practice, domestic violence projects, addiction (drug and alcohol) services.
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 Person-Centred Practice, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The main premise underpinning my Integrative approach to counselling is that we are all unique and in so being we understand, or make meaning of our lives, relationships and the world in way that is unique to us.
My job as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to suspend my own assumptions and to step into your way of understanding yourself and yourself in relationship to others and the world you live in. The more I am able to understand from your perspective, the greater progress that can be made in addressing whatever concerns you bring to counselling. Sometimes, it is just the real understanding of another person that is a positive outcome in therapy, other times it is the action or adjustments that comes from gaining insight and understanding of how one is making sense of things.
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.
Hear what a former client says:
My counselling practice in Walton on Thames is a great location from which to provide a psychotherapy service to Weybridge, and counselling to Molesey residents as well as being within easy reach of Hersham, Shepperton, Sunbury on Thames and Esher.
My Central London psychotherapy and counselling practice in Waterloo is just around the corner from the main entrance to Waterloo mainline station.