Viv Walsh

Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18
07905 631650 07905 631650

About me

Hello and welcome to my service. I am a trained and registered Person-Centred Counsellor and previously worked for 35 years in the NHS.

I offer a place and time that is private and dedicated to you. It can be hard to begin to talk about very personal feelings and events - but I hope that you will feel comfortable and supported by me, whatever you wish to explore about you and your life.

We start by making an agreement about how we are going to work together and then we check how we are doing after an agreed number of sessions, so that we stay focussed. Sometimes this work can be hard, and I encourage you to "stick with it" for at least three sessions.

If you are an individual seeking one-to-one counselling, I like to see you on a weekly basis. If you are a couple seeking counselling support I offer 6 or more fortnightly sessions.

I look forward to meeting you.

Viv.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Philosophy and German.

I am retired after many years experience in the NHS as a nurse and manager - and have now been counselling for 8 years, in various settings.

I have a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and a Certificate following a year's training in Transactional Analysis.

I have a Certificate in Couple Counselling.


I have many interests and hobbies.

I look forward to meeting you.


Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss, including the death of a pet.

Fees

£40 for an individual and £55 per couple per session, and I accept cheque or cash on the day or a BACS payment to be paid in the day before the session. For remote counselling sessions by phone or zoom, I charge £35 for an individual and £50 for a couple.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

My counselling room is on the first floor of a building and is spacious and quiet. There is a friendly waiting area. I collect you from the waiting area but do not use your name if others are present, unless ok with you.

COVID 19.

I am now available for face to face sessions. This is because I have made a risk assessment of my workplace and am happy that all possible precautions will be taken. This will include a check with you that you are symptom free on the day, undertaken before you come.

Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German, some French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My room is above a shop, up a steepish flight of stairs with a handrail. Toilet for clients.

Availability

Please contact me to arrange.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Viv Walsh

Viv Walsh