At SEAcotherapy, mindfulness, talking therapies and retreats take place along the coastline and the sea forms a part of the therapeutic offering.
SEAcotherapy aims to invigorate the senses, rejuvenate the soul and facilitate mindful awareness.
Research evidence is accumulating which suggests that being near the ocean makes people feel healthier, happier and more satisfied. We therefore provide talking therapies, mindfulness, health workshops and/or other therapies whilst totally immersing our senses in the properties of the ocean, providing a holistic SEAcotherapy experience.
DR VICTORIA GALBRAITH
Psychologist & Founder of SEAcotherapy
Dr. Victoria Galbraith is a psychologist, writer, trainer, editor, author, researcher and mindfulness facilitator/ teacher. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow, and Coaching Psychologist. She has a private independent practice providing psychological therapy, coaching psychology and consultancy; and is also Registrar for the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology, formerly Programme Director and Senior Lecturer for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. She holds a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a mindfulness teacher, having trained with Breathworks (Mindfulness for Health and Stress) and Bangor University's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP). Dr. Victoria is registered as a mental health care provider with most of the major health insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA, Aviva. She receives self-referrals as well as those from other health professionals (GPs, Psychiatrists), legal companies, and various organisations.
As well as working psychotherapeutically with adults and children, Dr. Victoria works with a range of organisations in various capacities, from assessing psychological wellness in individuals involved in high-risk/high-stress positions to reviewing psychological wellbeing provision within corporate organisations to research with household brands. Dr Galbraith holds Security Check (SC) clearance, valid until 26/06/2020 and has a specific interest in supporting the security industry, law enforcement, emergency and military services and has experience of working within this sector. She also holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Victoria is involved in the work of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology and, until recently, served the BPS Training Committee for Counselling Psychology. This included convening and chairing accreditation panels for Professional Doctorates in Counselling Psychology as a member of the Partnership in Accreditation team. She is passionate about promoting the field of Counselling Psychology and also to destigmatising mental health conditions; and therefore contributes to written, broadcast and social media (examples of her academic contributions can be found below). Dr Victoria delivered the Keynote Public Address at the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference in Cardiff, July 2013 and co-edited the 4th edition of the Handbook of Counselling Psychology (published by Sage in March, 2016). She has recently completed editing 'Topics in Applied Psychology: Counselling Psychology' published by Routledge in 2017.
Dr. Victoria's therapeutic work includes providing psychological therapy for psychological difficulties such as anxiety disorders (including panic, OCD), depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); the effects of childhood sexual abuse; relationship breakdown; domestic violence; and self-esteem issues. However, she also works with individuals without any specific difficulties who are interested in their own personal development and growth. She predominantly works with adults and adolescents, whereby she builds a collaborative relationship, with the aim of exploring underlying issues to empower individuals to consider change.
As a Counselling Psychologist, Dr. Victoria's aim is to assist individuals to make decisions for themselves , to improve their sense of personal wellbeing and to alleviate distress. Her work is concerned with the application of psychological theories and techniques to help people deal with everyday problems associated with life events.
Her SEAcotherapy retreats reflect the working areas above and enable her to take her therapeutic work outside of the clinic and into the outdoors, specifically to the coastline.