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Vicky is an acclaimed Cat Behaviour Counsellor with over 17 years experience of treating behaviour problems in cats both in the UK and abroad. She is also an international bestselling author of cat behaviour books. In 2008 Vicky was voted as the 'Nation's Favourite Cat Author' by the readers of 'Your Cat' Magazine.
Vicky is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. She also sits on the Expert Behaviour and Welfare Panel of International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau). She is a regular contributor to 'The Cat' and 'Your Cat' magazines, has appeared on both radio and TV and gives lectures and seminars to veterinary professionals both at home and abroad.
Vicky also has a diploma in person centred counselling and is a Registered Member of the British Association of counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Unique and Special
Every cat is unique and every relationship between owner and pet is special. This is always uppermost in Vicky's mind when she visits her clients and helps them address the problems they are experiencing with their cats.
Her work is about the passion she has for the domestic cat as a species and the respect she has for their need to behave naturally and instinctively. Problems can often be resolved by adopting an approach that allows the cat the freedom to do just that.
All cat behaviour therapy programmes are designed specifically for the individual client and patient; taking into account many different practical considerations including lifestyle and layout of the home. Subtle interactive and environmental changes are put in place that will help to modify the cat's behaviour.
Restoring the owner/cat relationship
All suggestions are based on knowledge and understanding of cat psychology and behaviour. However, Vicky never forgets that cat ownership is all about mutual pleasure and she will always incorporate an element of fun into all therapy programmes. The relationship between owner and cat can be damaged when behavioural problems develop and the introduction of play and "quality time" helps to restore harmony. Clients often comment that the programmes are extremely enjoyable. Most of all they feel that their relationships with their cats improve as a result of a better understanding between them. That is fundamentally what it is all about!