Vida Boreham, Therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP, PG DIP

Vida Boreham, Therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP, PG DIP



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About me

I am an experienced and registered therapeutic counsellor, in private practice and school settings. I am specifically trained to work with children and young adults. I use this foundation in my work with adults and parents. Thus whilst working with your present-day concerns, we can also be mindful of the inner child/adolescent and redress any earlier unmet needs or unresolved difficulties.

I understand there are times in life when talking to friends or family is not enough. Perhaps you are looking for a more specialist and focussed support strategy for yourself, your family or your child/adolescent.


How I work:

We will work together to find what works best for you and I believe the relationship between us is one of the most important aspects of counselling.

I facilitate you to make sense of your problems, the unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours which are getting in the way of living the life you want.

I will help you to identify what is important to you and enable you to develop effective new tools to promote a positive change and outcome in your life.

I use a range of therapeutic tools and strategies to tailor the counselling to your, or your family or your child/adolescent's individual and specific needs. This way I ensure we are addressing the concerns/difficulties which are interfering with everyday life.

I will provide support, consistency, validation of your needs, appropriate boundaries and a new perspective, together with a safe, confidential and accepting environment.

I work with the emotional and cognitive aspects of your, or your family or your child/adolescent’s experience in the here and now. I am, however, mindful of the past and your hopes for the future.

If you would like to find out more about me, please get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you and together working out a suitable plan of support.

I Can Help With:

  • Children, Adolescents, Family and Adults;
  • Stress;
  • Depression;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Divorce/separation;
  • Reconstituted families;
  • Obsessive/intrusive thoughts;
  • Anxiety disorders (incl. ‘tics’, OCD type behaviours, continuous nightmares, disturbed sleep, difficulty sleeping, child not staying in own bed and 'doom/gloom' type thoughts);
  • Continually sad/unhappy/low mood;
  • Anger and aggression;
  • Loss, bereavement and grief;
  • Trauma (incl. accidents leading to injury; serious illnesses; emotional neglect; emotional or physical or sexual abuse);
  • Post-adoption/adopted and foster care/placement/looked after children;
  • Social issues/struggles;
  • Behavioural difficulties (incl. clingy/withdrawn/acting out/attention seeking);
  • Peer difficulties (incl. difficulty making friends);
  • Sibling conflict/rivalries;
  • Difficulty settling in/fitting in at school;
  • Bullying/bullied;
  • Refuses to go to school;
  • At risk of exclusion/excluded

Where I Work:

I work from my home-based counselling room and office in Shortlands, Bromley. I also work from Brighter Spaces in Islington and South London Therapy Group in Sydenham.

My home-based counseling room is a quiet and safe space, which is well equipped to offer all age groups lots to do, so to encourage play, creativity and enable feeling, thinking and talking.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents in Schools
  • ​CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children ​​
  • CPCAB Levels 2 and 3 Adult Counselling Skills
  • LLB Hons Law


  • Private and school based counselling;
  • Individual, child, adolescent and family counselling;
  • Long term and short term;
  • Solution focused work

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Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Bromley Counselling Room
  • Play & Creativity Materials
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My fees for working from Bromley are:

  • £30.00 for the 1-hour initial consultation;
  • £35.00 per 50-minute individual child/adolescent session;
  • £50.00 per 1-hour parent/family work;
  • The above fees include a further meeting (30-minute) every 6 weeks for the duration of the sessions.
  • Any further parental consultation/meeting will be charged at £35.00 per 1-hour.
  • £50.00 per 1-hour adult work;
  • Concession is available at £30.00 and upon discussion

My fees for working from London N1 are:

  • £40.00 for the 1-hour initial session/consultation;
  • £60.00 per 1-hour session;
  • Concession is available at £45.00 and upon discussion

Further information

I practice within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice

Maps & Directions

London, N1
Bromley, BR2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Day, evening and Saturdays

Types of client

Young people