Victoria Thompson

Integrative Psychotherapist

I have a trauma informed practice working with people experiencing anxiety, low mood, poor self esteem, body image issues and relationship difficulties, resulting from early trauma, loss and bereavement, illness, disability, injury, and trauma.

I integrate a range of therapeutic approaches to meet each client’s unique way of being in the world, their communication style and life experience. As well as talking this may include engaging the imagination, practicing body awareness and sensing, working with imagery and metaphor to help clients to access their innate healing capacities and intuitive sense. From within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, clients can explore their life story and how these experiences and relationships have shaped who they are, how they feel and how they live in their body.

Working in the here and now I support clients to make links between thoughts and feelings. I offer techniques and tools that clients can practice in their every day life to help with staying regulated and managing difficult emotions when they emerge.  Together, there is the potential to rewrite the narrative and the limiting thoughts that may not be helping you to thrive. Therapy can feel exposing at first.  Many of us were taught to ignore or suppress challenging emotions and hide away our most difficult feelings.  To support my clients to feel comfortable I create a therapeutic environment that is welcoming, non judgemental, gentle, calming and highly empathic and my practice is trauma informed.

I have a Post Grad certificate in therapeutic arts, I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (MA) and have studied many somatic and creative practices to support wellbeing including Body Mind Centering. I have 15 years experience of delivering innovative therapeutic interventions in the public sector with children, families, young people and adults.  I have significant experience of working within the care system, with people with life limiting conditions, acute and chronic illness, and people with communication difficulties as a result of acute trauma, and those who identify as neurodiverse get in touch with what holds meaning for them.

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