Victoria Hulme, UKCP, MBACP, MA, AdDip, BA

Online Therapy

About Me

I am privileged to have been trained in EMDR and AF-EMDR (Attachment-Focused EMDR) by senior clinicians who are protégés of Dr Francine Shapiro, the person who discovered and researched the modality in the 1980s. I am grateful to be able to be part of Dr Shapiro’s legacy and vision to help as many people as possible overcome their difficulties with EMDR. The demands of modern life can be overwhelming, difficult to navigate and at times, lonely. Even more so when trauma, anxiety and depression are weighing down the brain, body and soul. Having someone who ‘meets you’ non-judgementally and bears witness to whatever is presented can be liberating and deeply meaningful. My work is in EMDR and Integrative Psychotherapy and I aim to facilitate a healing process for clients with PTSD and trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, early and recent abuse and many other challenges. I offer practical calming strategies to take away and feel a sense of ease between sessions. I work with adults, adolescents, children and babies and welcome clients from all backgrounds. I can work short term with EMDR and short or longer-term with Integrative Psychotherapy. I use play and the arts where appropriate. I can work online or in person. My therapy room is in a self-contained wooden cabin and is a private and quiet environment that offers a feeling of safety. Client feedback: Client 1 "I want to thank you sincerely for everything you did in making my emdr journey such an amazing experience. Your kindness, gentle non judgement and openness helped me so much and I am so grateful for your time, flexibility and facilitating it all. It has been utterly transformative and so powerful for me (and I almost can’t believe in such a relatively short time frame too) and I want to thank you truly for creating such a safe, warm, nurturing space for me to process in, both physically in your beautiful cabin, and emotionally & mentally. "The work we did together has helped me make the deepest and most significant changes I have ever made, and as a result I feel happy and excited about life in a way I can’t remember feeling before and didn’t really believe was possible for me. I feel real peace with where I’ve been, comfortable where I am now, and also quite calm about the future, as I now have tools to use in the going forward when life gets tricky; it has been completely life changing. Thank you, truly, to you and to Scout as well!" Client 2 “Since doing the EMDR work with Victoria I can honestly say that I have felt confident to bring up and work through some of my deepest secrets, insecurities and traumas. I have gone from using dissociation and anger to mask my problems, to face them head on, allowing my body and mind to process my experiences. This has given me confidence in myself, shown me what self care looks like, given me a safe space to open up and heal some old wounds and encourage me to make rational choices within irrational moments. I honestly can not thank Victoria enough for how far she has bought me, and giving me the resources and self regulating skills that I have learnt throughout the healing journey. “ Client 3 "I’ve tried a variety of therapies and therapists over the last 30 years and I can honestly say, 3 months on, that the EMDR I had with Victoria has been the most effective. To some extent it has been life-changing, and that change has been confirmed by close family and friends. Now, every day is a good day because I am able to feel both confident and competent in who I am and what I do. "I hadn’t been able to acknowledge, or accept, that much of my struggles were as a result of trauma - little ’t’ trauma. By working with Victoria I was able to explore events and change the way I thought and felt about them, without involving anyone else. This was a key component as there was no-one to challenge my version of events, or how I felt, and no sense of conflict, yet with Victoria’s skills the healing of each event was instantaneous, meaning I left each session feeling free to be me. "I worked with Victoria on a weekly basis for a number of months, until our work together seemed complete, but I will undoubtedly keep her contact details for when/if I feel I need more of her magic!" EMDR Therapy Fees: £100 per hour (typical sessions last 2h) Initial 50 minute consultation: £50

Education & Experience

I hold 9 years experience with individual short and long term psychotherapy and dyadic (parent/child) therapy (via private practice, schools, organisations and charity work). I hold the following education and qualifications: Attachment Focussed EMDR (AF-EMDR) - (PESI-UK) Certificate in Basic EMDR (adults & children - Level 1-5) (EMDRIA) MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy (IATE & UEL) AdDip in Therapeutic Arts Foundation Course (IATE & UCL) Counselling Skills (IATE) CPD trainings each year covering a wide-range of topics  

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

UKCP Accredited - UK Council for Psychotherapy Member of BACP - British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Full Member of EMDRIA - EMDR International Association.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • Seniors

Language

  • English