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About me

I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor (see separate profile)

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, as well as looking at the more unconscious parts of us - the parts that lead us to behave and feel in ways we don’t always understand and cause us to get stuck in repeating patterns, leaving us unable to move forwards in our lives.

As well as working individually I have an interest in working with couples. Couples Counselling and Relationship Therapy offers a neutral and secure space to address the struggles relationships face, whether this be a particular issue or event, or that things have simply going awry and the partnership is a little at sea. I use an ‘emotionally focused’ approach to relationship therapy which is just that - exploring the emotions that arise when in a relationship and the impact they have in order to understand them and find a forwards.

As well as standard talking therapy, some people like to write, draw, use movement or drama or explore dreams 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

Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision 

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

Most recent CPD includes: Suicide, Dissociation & Trauma (PODS), Discovering Inner Child, Working with Groups, EFT Affairs & Trauma in Relationship, Working with large emotions in Couples, Working with shame in Couples.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

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Fees

Additional information

  • My fee is £55 for individual sessions and £65 for couple work.
    3-5x weekly session fee to be discussed.
  • Duration. 50 minutes
  • Location. Chesham
  • Free parking
  • Online sessions via Zoom

When I work

Weekdays - daytime. Some evenings and weekend sessions available.

Further information

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

Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified supervisor offering clinical supervision to therapists and counsellors and therapeutic supervision to anyone in a helping role.

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