Viv Lincoln BSc (Hons), Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, UKCP, Reg MBACP
I came into counselling with experience from working in a variety of roles, (including the voluntary sector, support roles, and in business and finance), naturally coupled with having some life challenges of my own to face along the way.
I have personal experience of the help and support that counselling can provide and therefore fully believe that the process of being truly heard and accepted in the correct setting may help in dealing with a range of emotional problems, and in promoting an improved sense of wellbeing within the context of our lives. I therefore hope that I may be of service to you if you are seeking some extra support.
I aim to provide counselling in relaxed, safe settings, offering both short and longer term therapy, depending on client needs. I am experienced in working with both individuals and couples/family members.
If you should decide that we may work well together then our work will reflect on your unique experiences, as appropriate, which may include looking at
- thinking and behaviour patterns
- early developmental experiences
- ways of relating with others and yourself
- being more mindful and aware of the present
To discuss if counselling may be helpful to you and to book an initial assessment, please call to arrange an appointment. If I am unavailable, then please leave a message with a guide as to when it may be convenient for me to return your call. You may also make contact by text or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I am a qualified and professionally registered counsellor in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I am registered with UKCP, a professional governing body for psychotherapy. I am also a registered member of BACP and abide by their ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling - University of Middlesex
Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College
Certificate - Person Centred Counselling - University of East Anglia
Diploma in Supervision
I work with couples - for both relationship issues and family difficulties. Having worked for a mental health charity, I am experienced in this field and have been trained in counselling depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. I have personal experience of the business world and counselling for the effects of workplace stress.
Other examples of the trainings undertaken:
Loss and Bereavement
Safeguarding- Young People and Vulnerable Adults
Child Development and Attachment
Dealing with Conflict/Anger
NORCAS training on working with Addictions
A variety in the field of mental health, and Mind training on Mental Health First Aid.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
£45 per 60 minute session for individuals.
£55 per 60 minute session for couples.
£45 per hour session for supervision.
A limited number of concessions may be available, and can be discussed at any time during our therapy work.