You may feel alone with your problems, whether or not you have people around you, who love you and care about your well-being.
You may feel isolated or stuck with a particular situation or with a persistent emotional or mental health difficulty.
You may just want to take time away from your usual routines and responsibilities, to reflect on the course of your life, and to regain a sense of perspective and purpose.
I'm qualified in counselling and psychotherapy and I work with people struggling with a wide range of emotional issues and mental health problems (please see the list, below). Whatever your situation or difficulty, you'll be warmly welcomed by me.
Talking with an experienced counsellor can help to deepen your own understanding of your personal difficulties. It can help you to find more successful ways of managing your life and help you to feel less isolated. It can be really helpful to talk with someone who is not directly or emotionally involved but who may be relied on for short-term or long-term emotional support, without becoming overwhelmed by your experience.
I will always strive to work with you as an individual coping with personal and unique life events - even in circumstances where you have already been given a diagnosis by another mental health professional. I don't see myself as an expert on how you should live your life; I won't tell you what to do. I will, however, support you, as we explore whatever you want to bring - from your past or your present - to our sessions.
I offer daytime and evening appointments. I would be happy to meet you for a stand-alone, one-off session if you don't feel ready to commit to more. You can phone or email me for more information before making an initial appointment.
Please also see my website, Viv Webb Counselling, for more details about the way I work and how we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Current work:
I’ve been working as an independent counsellor for 12 years, with adults of all ages and with young people. I’m currently working with all my clients remotely, either online or by phone. My independent practice was based at Wellforce Integrated Medicine Service in Broomhall S10, for nine years, until Wellforce closed to the public (as a clinic and a workplace) in June 2020.
- Previous work as a counsellor with:
Interchange Sheffield CIC community counselling service (for young people); Sheffield MIND counselling service (national, mental health charity); Sheffield Central Health Clinic counselling service (NHS); Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield counselling services; SAIL (Sexual Abuse and Incest Line) counselling service.
- Relevant work experience in:
domestic abuse (with adults); community mental health (with adults); education (with young people and teachers in secondary schools); residential social work (with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties); community support for young carers.
- Relevant training
Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling
PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Additional training as a pregnancy counsellor.
SOVA mentor training for supporting care-leavers.
BACP registered counsellor.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in the ways we - as individuals and as a society - parent our children and support them into adulthood. I'm keen to support (individuals within) families with their intra-family communication.
Please feel free to talk to me about anything that causes you distress or concern - whether or not it's included in the above list.
- First session for individuals: £45 for 60 minutes
Ongoing sessions for individuals: £50 per 55-minute session
- First session for couples or other family duo: £50 for 60 minutes
Ongoing fee for couples or other family duo: £60 per 60-minute session
I'm temporarily working from home, offering telephone and video counselling appointments, Monday - Friday, during the COVID-19 crisis.
I’m currently working with all my clients remotely, either online or by phone.
My website is here: Viv Webb Counselling.
I'd be happy to have a brief chat on the phone with you before booking your first appointment. You can leave your contact details in my voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.