Victoria Walford: EMDR Psychotherapist, London, SW1W London, W1K
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Victoria Walford

EMDR psychotherapist
London SW1W , London W1K
Has availability

About Me

Hello! How can I help you? What would you like to achieve?

I’d like to help you to choose the right therapist for you. Below is an introduction to psychology and my style followed by my story which lead me here to help you. 

Continuous life stress can equate to the trauma of a car crash. However, you don’t have to have a car crash to suffer from life’s challenges or other ‘stress' symptoms such as anxiety, depression, overwhelm, relationship difficulties, eating/drinking problems, self-esteem, sleepless nights, escapism or even flashbacks. How you respond to life’s challenges is unique to you. From the moment you’re in gestation, life experience shapes your behaviour and personality. More complex health problems tend to develop from a more challenging life experience, and complex family history - both genetically and experientially. This is often revealed through disorders such as anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, OCD, Anorexia, Complex PTSD or other personality disorders. I use an educational and integrative approach combining EMDR psychotherapy, and ego state work at the heart my practice because it caters for individual complexities that successful therapy requires. This therapy is a 3 pronged approach that acknowledges the influence of your past on the now, and future. It develops personal integrity, and understanding whilst helping the brain to work more efficiently. Ultimately EMDR therapy re-integrates unprocessed memories and provides you with the tools for a happy and healthy life moving forward.

I'm empathetic and enthusiastic. I'm open and direct. I believe in small practical steps towards achieving your goal. Together we will work to heal for the long term, and use a blend of approaches to do this. It isn't always easy but I can help you pass through the difficult moments. Understanding why you act as you do helps you to manage unwanted emotion and make positive change. You're about to embark on an enlightening road that leads to a wonderful sense of inner calm, and confidence. You'll discover new energy, make better decisions, and have improved relationships.


You may wonder about my story - here it is and why it places me in a good place to help you...

On May 2nd 2007, I survived a near fatal car accident when a car drove through me whilst cycle training before work in the City. In 2009 I was diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Refusing medication I returned to university to study psychology to help myself heal naturally. I integrated my study with a range of therapies - meditation, stress inoculation therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing),NLP, yoga breathing.  It’s taken 8 years of psychological and physiological training to recover my health. In 2015 another accident stalled me further however, the time off helped me formulate Pocket Stress Buster and set up my own clinic  (Pocket Stress Buster is a self-help programme soon to launch). In 2019  I got back on my bike and cycled North Vietnam for PTSD Resolution. I have recently  recovered from Covid 19 (I am one of the Long Haulers that the press describes). As such, if you are suffering from CV19 related issues I am well placed to understand some of the healing challenges that it creates...
Therapy with me
I work online. Though I hope to be back in Clinic in Central London.

If you think you would like to go for therapy with me, consider what is bothering you now, this is our starting point. As therapy continues, I encourage you to practice what we cover together to aid the therapeutic process (as long as you feel confident to do so) 

Therapy lasts approximately 50minutes - this allows for hourly interchange. You can book multiple sessions if required/ agreed. Sometimes double sessions are useful for when we start processing work. Prior to that I recommend booking single sessions.  

Please do ask me any questions ...
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First Practice
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The Courtyard Garden
152 Buckingham Palace Road

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Second Practice
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50 Brook Street
50 Brook Street

Issues often worked with

Eating disorders
Interpersonal relationships
Cancer/serious illness

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



If you have health insurance -I am an approved supplier with Aviva health insurance.

Rates include follow up communication/re-arranging/ emergency calls and ad-hoc communication between sessions etc.

Please note that there is a 48hr cancellation policy. 

Rates are from £120-140 per individual session. 

Any queries please do contact me - thank you


Training and qualifications

Currently undertaking an MSc in EMDR and have received a distinction to date - work includes Complex Cases in Clinical Populations e.g. for dissociative disorders / Advanced Research Methods / Current Issues  etc. 

Levels 1-4 EMDR psychotherapy (incl. post graduate EMDR). Advanced Attachment based-EMDR.

Post Graduate in Psychology - with a dissertation on implicit behaviour.

NLP, Compassion focused therapy, Meditation, CBT and Stress Inoculation techniques are approaches I have experienced in depth and studied without formal qualifications.

BA Languages - I am bilingual in Italian, speak French and understand Spanish with a simpler style of speaking!I also studied Swedish to A-Level.

Testimonials upon request...

"Like many people, I was sceptical about how therapy could benefit me personally. I'd had bad experiences in the past, with poor results. Also, I had also never heard of EDMR before my sessions with Victoria. She had a challenge on her hands...It was going to take a lot to convince me that it was worthwhile and worth the financial investment.
I've just finished my fourth session with Victoria and I can honestly say it has changed my life. The treatment is truly effective and the results can be felt instantly. Victoria as well as being a great professional therapist, she is personableand makes you feel comfortable. She is empathetic and understanding of my individual situation and I felt the sessions were tailored specifically to me needs. She also made sure that I understood the scientific process of EDMR and what results to expect through our sessions. I'd reccomend Victoria and EDMR to anyone seeking this sort of support and help." 

Verified professional membership

British Psychological Society EMDR Association UK and Ireland