About Me and My Approach
I am an experienced and ever evolving therapist who remains fascinated by the connection between our body, mind and emotions. I believe we all could be living the best life possible if only we know how. I am as passionate about people as I am towards life and have always had a keen interest in the dynamics we form within relationships both consciously and unconsciously. I became aware of the impact people have on us at a very early stage in my life which led me to dedicate my professional training to enhance as many lives as possible.
I have a warm and gentle disposition which I believe this helps me to intuitively sense where there may be issues in your body and I am skilled at releasing tension and pain as I palpate the tissues of your muscles during Massage Therapy. I always maintain a genuinely respectful position during Talking Therapies. I have been actively working on my Personal Development for the past 25 years and never take for granted the issues which can arise for each of us throughout life or as we go for treatments.
It is always a privilege for me to be a part of a person’s unique journey and witness an individual’s personal development with any means of communication. Everything will be made as clear as possible from the point of contact. My primary interest is that you feel comfortable, safe and respected as you receive your treatment.
My private practice is based in central Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9RU, West Midlands. This enables easy access travelling from Edgbaston, Hagley, Bournville, Selly Park, Moseley and other suburbs in the West midlands.
I offer you the opportunity to de-stress, refresh and unwind with a treatment of your choice within my clinic.
This tranquil clinic space is warm, comfortable, clean and quiet. A contemporary treatment room designed to offer a safe and neutral place for you to receive therapeutic body work with professional massage therapy. You also have the opportunity to process any feelings with counselling sessions or to create a pathway to a new life and better future with Life-Coaching. Alongside offering Reiki Healing sessions, I also facilitate regular Reiki Training and Attunement Workshops.
There is plenty of free parking available and the clinic is located on several main bus routes.
I am also available for appointments by arrangement in Therapy Centres in Harborne, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, and Billesley.
Please contact me if you would like more information or to have an informal conversation before deciding on a suitable treatment.
All treatments may be adapted to different levels of mobility and gift vouchers are available to purchase as gifts.
Professional Experience & Qualifications
I began my formal training in Person-Centred Counselling in 1998 and have worked through various professional qualifications in different Counselling approaches, to include Solution Focused Counselling, Brief Therapy, Play Therapy (children) and completing with an Integrative Approach to Counselling.
I have comprehensive training in different approaches to Massage Therapy and how to best support your body to release pain and avoid dysfunction. I also offer therapeutic masssages to de-stress you and bring about a deep relaxation to re-energise you overall.
I am fascinated by Metaphysics and convinced by the subtle yet powerful vibrations of Universal Energy.
Reiki has been another invaluable aspect of my personal development, which is always evolving.
My professional experience includes working with patients with complex needs in a Forensic Mental Health Hospital, working as a youth counsellor in schools, supporting patients through palliative care in a hospice alongside my private practice which I developed in 2003.
I have many hours of CPD (Continued Professional Development alongside the profesional Diplomas you see listed.
I am fully insured and a member of various professsional governing bodies.
Relevant Professional Experience
2003 – 2011 Volunteer Counsellor within a Birmingham based organisation working with children and adults on a one to one basis
2007 – 2016 Professional paid Counsellor in various Birmingham based schools ranging from infants to sixth form
2007 – 2011 Professional paid Counsellor with NHS and PCT.
2012 – 2016 I was employed one day each week to work with patients with complex needs in a Forensic Mental Health Hospital for Adults.
2008 Assistant Tutor for Massage Therapy Diploma
2006 – 2009 Voluntary work with Complementary Therapies to support patients during their final stages of life during their palliative care at St Mary’s Hospice
1998-2009 Various Professional Qualifications in Counselling
2006 Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy
2006 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
2007 Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage
2008 Foundation in Clinical Hypnotherapy
2003-2007 I worked steadily through each stage of Reiki Training and qualified as a Reiki Master Teacher
2008 Integrated Myofascial Therapy
2014 Thai Massage
2015 Eastern Facial Massage
2016 Safe Pregnancy Massage
2017 Acupressure Massage
“Vicky has increased the sense of calm and care in my life. Struck by her skill, compassion and professionalism from our very first session, I soon became a regular and very happy client. I was eighteen weeks pregnant when we met and I can definitely say that Vicky tailors her practice to her client’s needs thanks to her impeccable training and heightened intuition. With a strong emphasis on healing, Vicky hits the golden three; tonic for the body, mind and soul!”Laura A
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little about my approach to my work. Do contact me to discuss which treatment may suit you best if you feel unsure.
I will tailor the treatment to your needs on the day of the appointment.