Victoria Todd

MSc, MBACP (Accred), Psychotherapist/Counsellor

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced BACP accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor working in Chiswick and Hampstead. My approach is compassionate and non-judgemental. In my consultancy room I start my sessions carefully observing and listening. I offer a private safe space where together we can explore what is troubling you. My aim is to create a relationship of trust, openness and honesty which will enable you to understand and work through your concerns and approach your life with meaning and hope.

I have extensive experience of helping people affected by cancer and other health related issues (10 years heading an independent charity within an NHS teaching hospital), which included dealing with the trauma of diagnosis. I have also worked with families, carers and friends of those who have cancer. With all those affected by the diagnosis we work together through the treatment and related health issues helping each person with their emotional responses to the fear of the outcome of cancer, including loss and death.

I have also worked extensively with university students on a range of mental health issues that they faced, such as depression, loneliness, fear of failure, bereavement, sexual abuse and substance abuse. Overseas students also experienced strong feelings of isolation, homesickness, relationship problems including facing arranged marriages. Some had experienced FGM.

I have been fortunate to meet in the counselling room a richly diverse range of people in terms of age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and socio-economic status. I have learned so much from all of them.

What I can help with

Addictions, eating disorders, phobias, self-harm, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, post-traumatic stress, trauma, AIDS/HIV, cancer, health related issues, cultural issues, self esteem, sexual identity, sexuality, women's issues, relationships, anger management, stress, work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic, behavioural, brief therapy

Clients I work with

Trainees, Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, online counselling, short-term face-to-face work, time-limited