Vicki is the owner and creator of Realign Counselling, she began her counselling career in 1998 whilst I was working as a Reiki and Karuna Master healer. Vicki found Reiki healing loosened up people’s emotions which they often wanted to talk about, so she went on to complete an advanced diploma in Counselling and then a BA Hons degree in Person Centred Counselling at Metanoia Institute in London.
Vicki initially worked with adults via GP and Hospital referrals within agencies and private psychiatric clinics, with people often experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression before moving into private practice.
In an effort to understand how problems develop in childhood and shape us as adults, Vicki began an MA in Play Therapy and developed a passion for working therapeutically with children, she later transferred onto and gained an MA in Early Childhood Studies, specialising in infant/child wellbeing and parenting.
Vicki also worked in various roles over 15 years in education, primary schools, youth services and early years settings, and was the manager of a busy Sure Start Children's Centre supporting thousands of children, parents and families from pregnancy to adults. All of this experience enriched and broadened her understanding of people and how experiences throughout our lives shape us as adults.
Vicki has always felt comfortable talking to, guiding,
helping and listening to people. Even as a young child sheI was aware
of peoples' emotions and wanting to help them and often did. Vicki has always had a fascination with all things to do with self development and has read thousands of books and attended many seminars and training events with motivational speakers, forward thinkers and researchers over the years.