Pathways Counselling….



There are moments when you might find giving yourself time and space may enable you to explore your emotions and experiences. These might be life situations (such as a bereavement, divorce, significant change), critical feelings about yourself or long term relationship patterns that you feel are causing you distress (from the past or present or both). Everyone comes to therapy for a unique reason because no two experiences are the same. The hope is that you get time to hear your thoughts, understand yourself and begin to live life in a way you are more comfortable with.

Therapy can provide the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that you might not feel able to share with those around you.  This could enable you to view yourself and relationships in different ways; opening up new or different paths to understanding yourself. People who come to see me have a range of experiences that bring them, such as self-esteem issues, bereavement, domestic violence, divorce, anger management, loss, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, phobias and depression. 

Self Esteem

Self esteem or negative thoughts about yourself can be a constant source of anxiety and difficult to talk through or understand. By giving yourself time to explore the patterns of negative thoughts about yourself (body image, guilt, self-worth, feeling rejected by others or struggling with intimacy) this can open up different paths and ways of seeing yourself and those around you.


 Clients often state how distressing and vulnerable it feels to live with depression and that they are unable to share those feelings with friends, family or work colleagues. By allowing time to explore the feelings that are often kept hidden in a confidential, contained space can enable understanding and different pathways in life to emerge.


Bereavement therapy can provide a space where you might be able to explore your grief without someone saying you have to ‘move on’ and to understand that your grief might be very different to those around you, as every person’s grief is a unique journey to them. I worked as a bereavement co-ordinator and a therapist for a hospice, for many years.

Single event trauma

f you have been involved in a single event trauma (such as a road traffic accident, physical attack, sudden bereavement …)  and are experiencing reoccurring images, emotions and feeling as if  you were back in the trauma ( flashbacks with physical and emotional symptoms), therapy could help you. I would work with you using EMDR, to identify specific resources to help ground you and reduce the physical and emotional symptoms, identify the specific triggers. Following this we would use EMDR to process the traumas so you emotionally understand you are safe in the present.

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP.
Based in Tring,  I offer day, evening and weekend sessions which last 50 minutes. I practice both short term and long term counselling and we would work together to explore whether short term or long term therapy is appropriate for you. I practice confidential one to one counselling. I also practice EMDR, AF-EMDR therapy and Walking therapy.”

Victoria Darby

MA PgDip BSc MBACP Accred


Short term or long term Psychotherapy  


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing



Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Walking Therapy

Walking Therapy

Victoria Darby

MA, PgDip, BSc, MBACP Accred, RGN


Psychotherapy is not driven by specific goals but by you trying to understand your patterns of relating to others and yourself



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.



Attachment Focused EMDR focuses on working with relationship traumas and the experience of struggling to attach or over attaching with people.


Walking Therapy

Walking therapy offers you the experience of talking through situations and issues in an environment that grounds you.


Get In Touch

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07552 086 133



27 Lambe Road
HP22 5PU


Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm