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!


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


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£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, payable by bank transfer as above. For remote sessions I regret I cannot accept any other form of payment.


Please contact me to arrange.

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. PLEASE NOTE - I am currently working remotely via zoom or telephone, but am available from now for face to face sessions, if you are comfortable with the conditions set out below - we can discuss these on the phone if you wish.


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. As I am now fully vaccinated I prefer to work without a mask, and am comfortable with you not wearing one, provided you feel symptom-free and, ideally, have been vaccinated twice.

If, having read this, you prefer to work online or on the telephone, please let me know.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My room is above a shop, up a steepish flight of stairs with a handrail. Toilet for clients. NB Please note, I am only working remotely at this time.

Additional languages

German, some French

Viv Walsh

Viv Walsh