Vicky Scott (Psychologist)

Vicky is the Director of LifeCo Psychology Ltd (LifeCo) and its subsidiary, LifeCo Books.

LifeCo Psychology team member Vicky is a supplier and provider of psychological services for ACC, Oranga Tamariki and the NZ Defence Force.

Vicky’s main passion is working alongside clients with a focus on child, youth, and adult trauma, and also sees private clients struggling with life issues. She has an eclectic person-centred approach using modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Meditation, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Narrative Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and ‘The Journey’. Vicky has written a book ‘Outside My Window: Understanding children and the stress/trauma response model’ to help explain the impact of trauma on young persons and adults. It is being used in health centres, hospitals, schools, trauma centres, and by individual therapists to support clients.

Vicky has a clinical and theoretical interest in trauma/complex trauma and transpersonal (spiritual) psychology and is currently studying for her PhD in this field.

Vicky’s other interests are family, painting, poetry and travel. She is a mother and grandmother and lives with her partner of twenty-three years and their two wee King Charles cavalier dogs, Frankie and Trieste. Vicky has travelled throughout the world extensively, including several times to India. India keeps drawing her back because of the great teachers that abide there that fostered her interest in mindfulness and healing at the wairua (soul) level. She has studied Vedic Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy since she was a teenager.

Qualifications

Registered Psychologist

Accredited EMDR Practitioner

PhD Student

BA Psych, MA Psych (Hons), PGDip Psychological Practice

RN: Registered General & Obstetric Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse

Journey and NLP Practitioner

Previous Board Member and Chair Whanganui Safe and Free (WSF).

Previous Mid-Central Committee member NZ Psychological Society