Victoria Sumner BSc, MBPSsS, MBACP, MInstLM, VTCT
Alma House Therapies is a holistic practice which offers counselling, psychotherapy and massage therapy from a private home practice. With over 15 years of training, studies and qualifications, I offer a holistic counselling service which includes person-centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. After completing my degree in Psychology BSc from the University of Leicester in 2008, I continued my training in Counselling Skills with Relate and my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with South Leicestershire College. Later, I completed additional training and qualifications in Nutrition and Weight Management, Mindfulness and Complementary Therapies (Massage Therapy). My approach to counselling and therapy is a holistic one. I believe each individual should be treated as such, based upon their own unique experiences, thoughts and feelings. As such, by using a multi-modal counselling approach I can create a recovery plan specific to each individual that I see, depending on their preferences and what works for them. I have worked across a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, addiction, abuse, sexuality and gender issues, and have worked with Coping with Cancer supporting individuals with a cancer diagnosis and their family members. Later, I completed additional training with Turning Point, an organisation specialising in substance abuse and mental health. My goal is to help provide each individual with support and the right tools for their own healing and recovery.
Training, qualifications and experience
Degree in Psychology BSc Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (VTCT Accredited) Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Relate) Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited) Certificate in Nutrition & Weight Management Diploma in Mindfulness Training in Disability Awareness Training in Bereavement & Loss
Areas of counselling that I treat
Abuse, Addiction, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health-related issues, Infertility, Life Coaching, Loss, Mental Health Diagnoses, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality and Gender identity, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Work-related issues
Sessions are typical £38 per hour. Concessionary rates are offered to individuals on benefits, students, OAPs, members of the Armed Forces, emergency services and NHS staff upon being provided proof of claim.