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 and Psychotherapy - University of Middlesex
Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College
Certificate - Person Centred Counselling - University of East Anglia
Diploma in Suoervision
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available both daytime and evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|