Heather Blakeborough

Heather Blakeborough

About me

Life has a habit of throwing a spanner in the works when you least need or expect it. From a specific issue or crisis to a general feeling that things could be a little better, counselling allows you to broach these sometimes difficult topics in a safe, supported and confidential environment.

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with clients on both a long or short term basis, covering a wide range of emotional issues. I combine ‘client centred’ and psychotherapeutic approaches, meaning that you take the lead during the time we have together - working at your speed, talking about what you want to talk about, whether that be a current problem or something that is bothering you from your past. In my experience, clients usually end up doing a little of both.

I have experience with adults and young people and enjoy working with both individuals and couples.

As well as standard talking therapy, some people like to write, draw or use movement or drama to help them reflect their thoughts or feelings. I have a background in the arts that enhances this. It is my intention to co-create something with you that meets your needs and helps you move forwards from what is troubling you.

I also offer Walk and Talk Therapy, something that is especially effective for those who find the thought of sitting face to face with someone daunting. This incorporates a walk or some gentle exercise into your sessions to help put you at ease - I have qualifications and experience in exercise and fitness to allow us to do this.

Just a few of the things people bring to counselling include:- Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Bereavement, Abuse, Relationship Issues, Family Problems, Childhood Events, Self Harming, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Work Issues. There are many many more!

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am committed to working within it's ethical framework. I also hold all appropriate insurances.

Text / phone 07812 078401 or email heather.vivre@gmail.com to get in contact or book a session.
Visit my website at www.heatherblakeboroughcounselling.com or check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vivreexercisecounsellingfitnesstherapy/
(there are live links to these at the top of my profile page)

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Diploma in Couples Counselling

Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Core Skills Training in E.F.T for couples

Registered Member of the BACP

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Exercise and Fitness work
  • Working with Young People

Photos & videos

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  • My fee is £50 for individual sessions and £65 for couple work.
  • The cost of our initial session is usually half of my regular fee.
  • Duration. 50 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Location. Chesham
  • Free parking.

Further information

Email heather.vivre@gmail.com or text/phone 07812078401 to book an initial session.

Maps & Directions

Chesham, HP5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays - daytime. Some evenings and weekend sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults