Vicki Childs is a highly respected registered Professional Therapist with more than 30 years of experience working across a wide variety of industries and stakeholders.
Recently returning from a 2-year tenure in the Hunter Valley, Vicki has now relocated her busy thriving practice back to Bella Vista in Sydney's North West.
Vicki is widely credentialled with expertise in several different areas, including Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Workplace Training and Education Management.
As a larger than life person herself, Vicki is a fierce ambassador for HAES. Health At Every Size. HAES does not promote obesity, however, it does promote body love and acceptance for people of all shapes and sizes, without judgement or fear.
Combining her expansive Clinical knowledge with lived experiences of Domestic Violence, Separation, Divorce, Remarriage and navigating the often daunting field of step-parenting allows Vicki to adopt a multidimensional approach to her therapy style.
Well known in and around the Hills District for her iconic and transparent communication style and vibrant unshockable personality, Vicki has worked with many Corporations and Individuals delivering Counselling Services, Coaching Programs and large scale nationally accredited Training Programs which enable stakeholders to reach their desired goals.
With a background encompassing roles as diverse as TAFE Teacher through to RTO Manager and Mental Health Consulting Principal, Vicki is unlike any other Therapist you are likely to encounter. A unique blend of formal education and down to earth practicality.
Well regarded by her clients and peers, Vicki is a regular contributor to Industry Journals, providing insights into her work as a Clinician and is often seen on the Public Speaking circuit in the capacity of Keynote or Guest Speaker.
Community activities in and around The Hills District include those of Invitational Judge at The Hills Shire Council's Orange Blossom Festival - Voices in Bloom and Lions Club Youth Of The Year Competitions.
Vicki's approach to counselling is direct and forthright while maintaining empathy and understanding. Vicki believes the most effective way to discover the core of relationship problems is to dig deep, do the emotional work and most importantly be honest about where your intentions are in relation to either repairing the relationship or finding a pathway for a different looking future.
With a collaborative and directional focus, Vicki is able to quickly offer insight into the most appropriate way forward for your relationship.
Vicki works with individuals, couples and families and is presently around 2 weeks in advance with bookings.
Who is Vicki outside of work?
Outside of work you are most likely to find Vicki out in nature or going bush with her Insta Famous Staffies, Freya and Rainey.
Vicki loves getting away from it all, swimming, hiking, bushwalking or sitting by an open fire. Whenever she is in nature, she is at her best.
As a Grandmother to 4 beautiful Grandbabies, Vicki also loves doing 'Nan Duties.'
Other passions include photography, gardening, short story writing, alternative medicine and beautifying her home.
Vicki is also a survivor of medically induced Iatrogenesis. Vicki lives with many autoimmune diseases, including Lichen Planus, PCOS, and Vitiligo.
These challenges are what motivated Vicki to become a Therapist.
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