Viviane Allinson PG Dip.Couns.,Registered MBACP
I am a mature and experienced Counsellor with over 14 years face-to-face counselling in all aspects of The Human Condition. I have wide and comprehensive personal experience of life's many challenges and have worked in both the corporate world and as self-employed. I have also been a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother.
My training is Eclectic, which includes a wide variety of Therapeutic Approaches which I specifically tailor to each individual client's needs. My practice begins as Person-Centred, which puts the client first-and-foremost in the Therapeutic Engagement; it includes a Psychodynamic search into what may contribute to cause, and is then mainly Solution-Focused (using mainly REBT and CBT practices), as I have spent over 11 years in Employee Assistance Programs (Workplace Counselling) and tend towards Evidence-based. In cases of Bereavement, I can help with acceptance and process.
I have successfully helped clients with issues of Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Low Self-Esteem, Loss, Bereavement (including Pets), Relationships (including Family Relationships & Matrimonial Issues), Workplace & Career Issues, Domestic Abuse, Rape & Sexual Abuse, False Allegations, and many of the other issues that life deals to us.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Member 2011;
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy / Bangor University (MA) 2010;
- Motivational Interviewing / Cais Drug & Alcohol Agency 2010;
- CBT for PTSD / Adam May for The rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (N.Wales) 2008;
- CBT / Paul Green for the RASA Support Centre (N.Wales) 2008;
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy / Paul Grantham for SDS Ltd 2008;
- NLP Workshop / RASA Support Centre (N.Wales) 2008.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Fees per 1-hour session = £40
I work within the strict Ethical Framework of the BACP.
My counselling style is primarily Person-Centred to establish good Therapeutic Engagement, but with a Solution-Focused working model using an Eclectic Approach for the best-fit Therapy for the Client and their issues.
Types of therapy include Analytic, Behavioural, Brief Therapy, REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Cognitive Analytic, Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, NLP, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, TA.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday - 10am to 4pm (by appointment and subject to availability)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|