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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 11 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loss, including the death of a pet.

Fees

From £35.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

At present I am working remotely by phone or online. I charge £35 per individual and £50 for a couple. This means I accept payment only by bank transfer, fee payable the day before the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

At present my availability is limited to Wednesday but I can occasionally be open to negotiation!

Further information

I regret am currently only working online.

Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

No mobility barriers as online- but please mention any other potential accessibility issues, with this way of working.

Additional languages

German, some French