Vicci Haydn MBACP

Vicci Haydn MBACP

The Centre For Personal Development
Queens Dock Business Centre
67-83 Norfolk Street
L1 0BG


0151 708 5706

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The Centre For Personal Development
Queens Dock Business Centre
67-83 Norfolk Street
L1 0BG


0151 708 5706

About me

Hello. Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Vicci and I am a qualified and experienced Adult and Children’s Counsellor, who offers individual counselling here at The Centre for Personal Development

You may be feeling stuck and confused, overwhelmed by your emotions, anxious or depressed. You may be struggling to cope with change – the end of a relationship, a bereavement, job loss or parenthood. You might not know what the problem is – just that something is not right. Whatever is on your mind, I can help you. Talking and being heard helps us to heal, and I offer a safe, confidential space where you can do this, at a pace that suits you.

The Centre for Personal Development is a Liverpool based counselling organisation that provides a warm and friendly environment for counselling to take place, with several beautifully decorated private rooms, which are both relaxing and comfortable for our clients. We also have experienced and confidential reception staff who provide a warm and friendly welcome to all of our visitors.

Working together with Adults

I provide a safe and trusting environment in which you feel comfortable enough to work through your issues. I feel being able to look openly and honestly about where we are in our lives is an essential part of our growth and development.

It’s your story, and I provide the right conditions for you to tell it and feel heard and understood. My role is to help you to explore your feelings and thoughts, in a way that supports you to make any changes you may wish. Talking about how you feel and being heard is the centre of therapy. Beyond this, it may be helpful to consider unhelpful behaviours, explore fresh perspectives, and different possibilities for change and growth. Working together we can explore where you are now, where you would like to be and how you can work towards getting there.

I have a lot of experience working with clients who are experiencing issues around;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Low Self- Esteem
  • Confidence Issues
  • Stress related issues
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Family breakdowns
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement.

Working with Children and Young People

I am a qualified and experienced Children and Young people’s Counsellor. I have an Accredited Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, which puts me in the top 1% of the country that is fully trained to work specifically in this area. I am an expert in my field and have been effectively helping Children and Young People across Merseyside, through private practice.

Many professionals want to work with children, but do not have the relevant skills and qualifications needed to effectively help Children and Young People. There is a big difference between counselling children and counselling adults, which is why the training I have received, I believe, is fundamental in my work.

Often children become lost, and struggle with their feelings and emotions, and need that extra support to be able to understand what is happening to them, find new ways of dealing with things, and develop new positive behaviours. Counselling can help children to explore who they are, and recognise their own strengths, which they learn to build upon to feel happy again.

Whilst counselling children and young people, I work with a variety of methods to encourage children to express what’s happening. This could be play or art therapy, or other creative interventions that allow children to find their own ways of expressing emotions and feelings with me.

I help children with issues such as;

  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Issues at school
  • Low Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Loss or Bereavement
  • Friendship Issues
  • Bullying
  • Self Harm
  • Family dynamics and relationships

I am passionate about working together with you, to empower you to reach the positive outcome you desire. I can help you make the changes you feel you need, to move forward and live a more fulfilled quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience


I continue my personal development and training on a regular basis to ensure that my skills and knowledge are continually up to date enabling me to be committed to providing the best quality service I can.

Diploma Integrative Counselling.
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
Diploma in Supervision (Currently studying)
Diploma in Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counselling.
Certificate in Working with Bereavement.
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Certificate Introduction to Counselling.

I have also completed the following CPD training

Exploring a Child's world through Therapeutic Play and Creativity
Improving Self-Esteem Workshop
Working with Depression and Anxiety.
Self Harm and Risk Assessment training
Use of Puppets with Children.
Confidence Building Training.
Understanding Drug Dependency
Assertiveness Development Workshop
Storytelling in Working with Children and Young People.
Understanding and Working with Suicide Ideation
Suicide Prevention Workshop.
Using movement as a means of expression.
Myths and Misunderstandings around Addiction.
Mental Health First Aid.
Developing an Understanding and Awareness of Domestic Violence
Understanding Policies and Practice surrounding End of Life care
Effective Counselling and Communication Skills
Understanding and Working with issues related to Attachment

Organisational Experience;

The Centre for Personal Development, Liverpool - Counsellor
Central Park Medical Centre, Victoria Central Hospital, Wirral - Counsellor
Womens Enterprising Breakthrough, Birkenhead - Women's Counsellor
Age UK, Wirral - Bereavement Counsellor
Advocacy Wirral - Beating the Blues Counsellor


My fee is £30 for a one hour individual Counselling session.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association Of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), which means that I work within their ethical framework, maintaining a recognised standard of practice, ensuring that I work within your best interests at all times. I am also fully insured .

The Centre for Personal Development also has free parking available in our car park and is easily accessible from public transport.

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L1 0BG
Wirral, CH42

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am able to offer appointments Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm. I do have current availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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