Vivienne Cobden UKCP FPC (WPF) MBACP
5 Church Lane
Bushey Therapy Centre
85 Melbourne Road
There is no such thing as a small, stupid or insignificant problem. In the 22 years I have been practising, I have learned that we are all individual & our problems cause us distress. For some, simply being heard, perhaps for the first time is enough, others seek change.
That old metaphor "one can't see the wood for the trees" is so true. When we are entrenched within our own thoughts, and our problems seem insurmountable, we often cannot see the wider picture, or an alternative path. We stumble along bumping into the same obstacles time and time again, with no
idea how to navigate a different path
. As your counsellor, I will endeavour to help you understand how your problems arose and most importantly, how together, we can work towards finding a happier, clearer path.
My own journey began when I had personal therapy to help with many years of unhappiness, anxiety and discontent. These feelings confused me as there were no obvious reasons why I should feel this way.
With the aid of my counsellor I was able to recognise how my thoughts, which I experienced as facts, were affecting my moods, behaviour and relationships with others.
Research shows that rather than the model of counselling practised, it is the relationship between the counsellor and client that determines the success of the counselling. I sincerely believe this, and therefore work to the best of my ability to provide an accepting, non judgemental, respectful environment, in which trust can develop.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a service provider I have worked both within the NHS and privately. I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor (understanding how events/circumstances in earlier years affect our present) but now work integratively and include CBT and mindfulness within my practice.
I typically meet with individuals on a weekly basis for 50 minutes.
Depending on one's situation & preference, I work both long term & shorter term.
I am a member of the following recognised organisations
MBACP - Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Group Analytic Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
£45 for a 50 minute session
In Hampshire I work privately from my home in Pilley, Lymington, where there is ample off street parking & a 3 minute walk from the 112 bus stop (Boldre war memorial)
In Hertfordshire I work privately from the Bushey Therapy Centre, Bushey. There is ample on street (no restrictions) parking & a short walk from 142 & 258 bus stops.
Both of the places I work from are comfortable, non clinical environments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|