Viv Webb, Reg. MBACP
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, if you prefer.
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
I'm employed as a counsellor/therapist for two days per week by Interchange Sheffield CIC, a community counselling service for young people based at Star House on Division Street. I also have an independent, private practice working with individual adults, couples and young people, based at Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service (see link below).
- Previous work as a counsellor with:
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
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 inter-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.
Standard Fees (from January 2018)
- First session for individuals: £45 for 60 minutes
Ongoing sessions for individuals: £50 per 50-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
If you think you'd really like to work with me but would genuinely struggle to pay the standard fee, let's talk about it. Please visit my website for more details.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client