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Sometimes life can present difficult challenges. When that happens it's easy to feel confused, lonely, stuck and perhaps even judged.

It is at those times that we might find difficult to talk freely and express our worries and anxieties.

With the right support therapy can help everybody by providing a ground for realisation, process trauma and find greater inner peace and freedom.

As an experienced psychotherapist I will support you, in a totally safe and confidential space, while we explore the areas of your life you are concerned about and help you gain insight in order to find greater freedom.

How can you help me?
I offer a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental environment together with an open, friendly approach to working with clients. I have natural intuitive skills, further developed and sharpened by working with clients in many different situations. This along with my life experience, helps my clients to become empowered on their journey with a clearer vision of their future path.

At the very heart of all that I do, is the importance of the relationship between therapist and client in the healing process. For this reason, at the client's first session I take a detailed assessment and allow time for your questions to enable us to work towards a successful resolution.

What can I expect in a session?
Each session is unique but it will involve talking about what's worrying you and together we might find ways to gain insight into what you are experiencing. I might ask you few questions, other times I might just listen, sometimes offer you some insight that might be useful for you. There's a common and fundamental fact in all sessions however, that the space provided will be safe, without judgement and  with clear ethical boundaries.

How will I feel during the sessions?
Talking about life and feelings can bring many different emotions, sometimes you might feel uncomfortable, other times not, that's very normal. Part of our job together will be to have a space to feel those emotions, to learn from them and regain the freedom to feel them outside the therapy room in a sustainable and responsible way. An important part of my job is to make sure that when you leave the sessions you are safe to be in the world.

I work with a wide range of issues such as:

  • bereavement
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • panic disorder
  • abuse (emotional, sexual & physical)
  • addictions
  • trauma
  • domestic violence
  • cancer
  • stress.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to me about booking an initial session, then I welcome you to either give me a call/text on: 07789 114923 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a 5 year Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling at CCPE (The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education - London W2).

I am committed to my ongoing professional development and attend regular conferences, workshops and training.

I have regular consultations with other practitioners each month to remain fully abreast of current issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Additional information

How long are the sessions?
Each session is 50 minutes for individual therapy and 110 minutes for couples.

How often will I need to go?
Usually once a week, in some instances, if the client or therapist considers they could be more often, it would be discussed.

What are the costs for individual counselling/therapy?
My fee for individual therapy is £60.00.

How many sessions will I need?
Duration varies form individual to individual. For short term therapy to deal with a very specific problem a minimum 12 session are required to experience significant changes. Other times an open ended therapy can provide the best ground for change.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk to me about booking an initial session, then I welcome you to either give me a call/text on: 07789 114923 or click here to send me an email.

Availability

Weekdays 8am - 6pm.

Further information

Where do the sessions take place?

Netherhall Gardens
London
NW3

Carbis Bay
St Ives
Cornwall


I see clients in both London and Cornwall, in a quiet and secure environment.

Netherhall Gardens
London
NW3

Carbis Bay
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

French

Vivien Cockcroft

Vivien Cockcroft