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272a Mersea Road

Inspired Health. Unit 3,
Reeds Farm Estate, Roxwell Road

07931 440335

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272a Mersea Road

Inspired Health. Unit 3,
Reeds Farm Estate, Roxwell Road

07931 440335

About me

Hello, my name is Viv, I am an experienced therapist in practice for over 16yrs working for MIND - IAPT and private practice. I offer a free half hour assessment for you to assess if you feel my style of therapy is for you. I can usually offer you an appointment within one week. The free half an hour assessment is only available at my Chelmsford practice and not with MIND in Colchester.

I also offer telephone therapy.

Confidentiality I adhere to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) code of ethics.

The counselling sessions take place in professional, private and comfortable surroundings on a one-to-one basis. I work with my clients, exploring personal concerns to find ways to resolve or manage them, in an open, non-judgmental manner, whether the issues are current or throughout your life including childhood.

I am an empowerment and integrative therapist working with a variety of therapy models. Below are some of the statements clients have put to me, if you feel you are identifying with any perhaps you would like to give me a call.

Why do I feel so depressed?
Why cant I motivate myself?
Why would anyone want to listen to me?
Why do I feel so anxious?

Why do I have panic attacks?
Why do I feel so stressed?

Why don't I have any confidence?

Why do I feel so alone, invisible?
Why do my relationships always go wrong?
Why do I feel so bad about myself?
Why can't I feel happy?
I have a problem with gambling

Why do I find it so hard to trust?
Why can't I stand up for myself?
Why do I hate the way I look?
Why do I feel so guilty?

I am having problems with my spouse/partner
My spouse/partner or other beats me and abuses me
Why are my moods up and down?
Why do I have low self esteem?
Why do I feel so angry?

I have ASD Autism spectrum disorder
I have ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
I have BPD borderline personality disorder
I have OCD obsessive compulsive disorder

I cannot get over a bereavement

I have just been diagnosed


Thank you so much Viv I now get empowerment - it has changed my life into what I never dreamed was possible - I now understand what it means to be my own person - to not go along with everyone else - but to ask myself what do I want - you were so patient - and no matter how many times I spoke about the same topic - you helped me to look at it from a different angle - I felt so comfortable working with you from day one - you never judged me - so easy to talk to and I will miss our sessions - but I am fine now and looking forward to my future and discovering this person who was always there - but I had forgotten about.- I would highly recommend Viv

Tabitha Chelmsford


Viv was recommended to me by a business colleague, she has a lot of experience in the business world and asks excellent and focused questions. I would highly recommend Viv.

Johnathan London


After having spent the majority of my childhood being bullied by peers and people close to me, I went through my life in self-denial, taking on everyone else's problems. After a broken relationship, I became very depressed and relived a lot of my past experiences. I came to the Counselling Directory to find a Counsellor close to my home and I found Viv.
Viv has helped me to completely turn my life around - I have gone from a painfully shy, self-effacing woman to someone who now knows the value of herself and who is now living her life for herself. Viv has taught me that the past can be dealt with and dealing with it gives you strength and clarity. Making contact with my counsellor was the best decision that I have ever made and I would recommend Viv to anyone.

Emma Chelmsford


I was in search of a Counsellor near to my home.  I didn't really know what to expect as I had seen others in the past and felt that their styles of counselling wasn't moving me forward.  On meeting Viv, I knew that I had found a Counsellor that would really help me.  At the outset she explained the methods of counselling she would be using and although I was apprehensive at first about facing my issues head on, the work that Viv did with me fully prepared me for things I never thought I would be capable of achieving.  I have so much to thank her for – I have become a much stronger person who has faced her fears.  I feel euphoric and am now able to move forward with my life and put the past behind me.

Helen Chelmsford


Looking for a Counsellor I was drawn to viv's profile. At the first session, Viv explained to me exactly what I could expect from counselling. I didn't know what to do with my anger it was ruining my life and relationships, I hated the world and everyone in it. Viv has an uncanny intuition, she opened up a completely different side to me I had never known. It was hard work and I had to be honest with myself, but it changed my life for the better, the work Viv did with me saved my marriage and even improved my business, and I can never thank Viv enough for helping me.

Paul Chelmsford


I wish i had done this years ago, i wasted so long telling myself i could cope, then someone recommended Viv. I even put off telephoning her for weeks because i didn't think anyone could help me with my depression, stress and anxiety. Viv is so easy to talk to and each week i learnt more about myself and began to see the old me leaving and the true me emerging. I didn't know anything about empowerment therapy - but Viv explained it to me so i always felt in control. I have made changes to how i see my life today compared to how i did - and gone further than i ever thought i could in both my career choices and relationships - this was the best investment i have ever made.

Joanne Chelmsford/London

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Counselling, Anglia Ruskin University

Couples Counselling Tavistock London (I currently only work one to one)


Bipolar Disorder/Manic depression

Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Autism spectrum (AS) and Aspergers

Solution focused therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques

Anger management group work

Empowerment workshops

Congnitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) workshops

MIND Colchester

Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (MBACP) (Accred)

Private practice

Ongoing continual professional development (CPD)

Monthly Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Empowerment, get your life back, possibly for the first time, ask yourself, what do I want, and what would make me happy.

I also work within Carl Jung theory of psychological personality types namely:
Extroverted vs. Introverted
Sensing vs. Intuition
Thinking vs. Feeling
Also Isabel Briggs Myers fourth dichotomy influencing personality type:
Judging vs. Perceiving


Chelmsford - face to face £50 per counselling hour which is 50 minutes - Monday 2pm to 7pm last appointment. Thursday 10am - 1pm and 2pm to 7pm last appointment. Price includes room fee and reflects on my many years experience.

Colchester MIND standard fee of £40 per counselling hour for the fee paying service. Friday 9am - last appointment 4pm.... half hour free consultation is not available with MIND.

SKYPE counselling £40 for 50 minutes the advantage of SKYPE is it fits into your life day and evening appointments available.

Telephone Counselling appointment £35 for 50 minutes Weekday - evenings

The number of sessions required are at the discretion of the client.

Further information

I also visit the work place for group sessions on empowerment.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via my e-mail if you require any further information.


Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2 8QZ
Chelmsford, CM1 3ST

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: German


Monday 2pm to 7pm last appointment Thursday 10am till 1pm then 2pm to 7pm last appointment.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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