ABOUT SAFE HARBOUR
If you're struggling with something and need to talk it through, you've come to the right place...
My name is Victoria Blake (Dip. Couns, MNCS Accred) and I'm a qualified and accredited integrative counsellor. I decided to set up Safe Harbour so that I could fully immerse myself in helping people who are experiencing any form of difficulty with their thoughts or their mental health.
I know first hand that life can be tricky and can throw you off balance emotionally. It can change how you see yourself, your friends or the world around you, but that's okay, You are not alone. I can help.
As a child, I personally experienced abuse in many different ways; sexually, mentally, physically and emotionally. I developed some unhelpful coping strategies as I grew older which were detrimental to my life, my relationships and my sense of self. It was through having some good, quality counselling that I turned my life around. Counselling became my passion and my purpose.
I'm proud to say that I studied at the highly regarded Heartwood College of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Their ethos and exceptional standard of care and professionalism is incredible. This has formed the bedrock of the work I do and the codes of professional conduct that I adhere to. My time there cemented my desire to work with people who are struggling with their mental health.
I have a Level 2, 3 and 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling which is accredited to the National Counselling Society. I am also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am on the Counselling Directory as well as a verified therapist with Psychology Today.
I have undertaken extra professional study in working with sexual abuse, complex trauma, suicide and domestic violence to name but a few. I am always expanding my skills and feel strongly about always moving forwards. Please check out my Services page to see what I can offer.