My name is Victoria Darby and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP.
Based in Watford, 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 therapy.
There are moments when you might find giving yourself time and space may enable you to explore emotions and experiences. Counselling 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 other relationships in different ways and open up new or different paths to understanding yourself.
People who come to see me in Watford have a range of experiences that bring them to counselling such as bereavement, domestic violence, divorce, anger management, self esteem issues, loss, anxiety, PTSD and depression.
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 hated or rejected by others) 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 counselling 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 persons grief is a unique journey to them.
I have worked in healthcare for many years and worked as a bereavement co-ordinator for a hospice and as a counsellor for a psychodynamic charity.
If, after reading the web site, you feel you would like to find out more or arrange an initial assessment then please contact me.
You may get the answer phone machine if I am unable to take your call at that time. Please leave a message, convenient times that I may call you back and your telephone number. Your message is treated confidentially and I will respond to your call as soon as possible.