Vivien Kay MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and experienced Supervisor
I am a warm and non judgemental BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Therapist with over 30 years experience. I offer a free pre arranged 15 minute telephone consultation during which you can ask me any questions you have in order to help decide whether you want to book an initial face to face session. I offer both short-term counselling and longer term open ended therapy where I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore whatever may be troubling you.
For many people life at times seems difficult, making us feel anxious and confused. Counselling can help to unravel past experiences which may have negatively contributed to how we manage our lives now. Earlier learned patterns of behaviour influence the way we see and relate to others and our ability to be happy and live life to the full. Counselling can help us to understand and change unhelpful ways of living our lives so we can become happier, less stressed and more confident about who we are.
During our first face to face session, I will listen to what you want and together we will plan the best way forward. No problem is too big or too small and counselling/therapy can help to unravel and make sense of what is making you feel anxious, stressed, angry, confused or sad.
I see individuals and couples for counselling/therapy as well as offering student and qualified counsellors Supervision in Salisbury.
For many years I have worked with students and staff at a University Counselling Service where I was Clinical Lead and also supervised student and associate counsellors on the Counselling Placement Scheme.
Relationships can be difficult to manage and sometimes it's not easy to know whether it is life's normal ups and downs that are causing things to go wrong or whether it is something more serious. I can help you understand what is happening in your relationship and guide you whilst you work towards a more fulfilling life together. I can also help you to separate if this is the tight thing for you and support you whilst you manage the impact this may have on you and others who care about you.
It is useful for couples wishing to explore and work on their relationship to attend sessions together but not unusual for one of a couple to want to explore what is happening for them as an individual.
I am also a qualified supervisor and see individuals and groups - pre or post accreditation for supervision.
Parking at my address is for residents only. There are multiple car parks nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, accredited since 1997 and adhering to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Qualifications and training
Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling (Relate 1987)
Psychotherapy seminars, Tavistock Institute (1990-1992)
Groupwork course, Institute of Group Analysis (1991)
Divorce, Reconstituted Families and Sexual Abuse (Relate 1993/94)
Certificate in Supervision (Relate 1994)
BA (Hons) Counselling (2006)
Continuing Professional Development courses - to date.
With over 27 years experience in mental health and primary care settings as both a social work assistant and GP counsellor, I have worked with a diverse population and am committed to equal opportunities and respect for difference. I have worked in a senior position, counselling both students and staff within a university counselling service and in recent years serving as Clinical Lead to manage and run the service.
I have taught counselling at Certificate and Diploma level, facilitated personal development groups and worked with counselling students wishing to explore and understand themselves better as well as supervising trainee and qualified counsellors/therapists.
Having originally trained with Relate as a couple counsellor in 1984 and then as a Relate supervisor, I have long-standing couple counselling and supervision experience. My work with couples has resulted in enabling a greater level of insight into their difficulties and resulted in positive outcomes
I work with trainee and qualified couple therapist who see individuals and or couples and offer them individual or group supervision in my private rooms and in organisational settings.
Working as an EAP affiliate for many years I am experienced and skilled in providing time limited support. My early psychodynamic training underpins the work I do with people wishing to work for longer periods of time and where perhaps early conflict or trauma still impacts on their daily lives.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Having worked with staff and students at a large University I have a great deal of experience of helping those who have work related difficulties suffering from anxiety or stress related issues as well as Under Graduate/Masters and PhD students who are unhappy.
Having set up a counselling service placement scheme I am skilled and experienced at supervising and supporting individuals or groups of counsellors with varying experience and working in different modalities post BACP accreditation as well as qualified counsellors and therapists.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Fees and arrangements
The first step is for us to arrange an initial meeting where you will be able to ask further questions and we can each decide whether we feel it would be beneficial for you to undertake therapy sessions with me.
My fees per session are £50 for individuals and £65 for couples with concessions agreed according to individual circumstances.
Supervision for trainee therapists at £40 - and group fees negotiable.
Please contact me on 07811 024958 to discuss your requirements and if you would like to arrange an initial, no-obligation meeting. You can also email me at email@example.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and evening appointments in Salisbury. There are multiple car parks nearby.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I have offered supervision for 17 years to trainee and qualified individual and couple counselling practitioners.