Vivienne Cobden FPC (WPF) MBACP

Vivienne Cobden FPC (WPF) MBACP

5 Church Lane
SO41 5QL


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About me

flowerw.jpgThere is no such thing as a small, stupid or insignificant problem. In the 22 years I have been practising, I have learned that we are all individual & our problems cause us distress. For some, simply being heard, perhaps for the first time is enough, others seek change.

That old metaphor "one can't see the wood for the trees" is so true. When we are entrenched within our own thoughts, and our problems seem insurmountable, we often cannot see the wider picture or an alternative path. We stumble along bumping into the same obstacles time and time again, with no
idea how to navigate a different path.

As your counsellor, I will endeavour to help you understand how your problems arose and most importantly, how together, we can work towards finding a happier, clearer path.

My own journey began when I had personal therapy to help with many years of unhappiness, anxiety and discontent. These feelings confused me as there were no obvious reasons why I should feel this way.

With the aid of my counsellor, I was able to recognise how my thoughts, which I experienced as facts, were affecting my moods, behaviour and relationships with others.

Research shows that rather than the model of counselling practised, it is the relationship between the counsellor and the client that determines the success of the counselling. I sincerely believe this, and therefore work to the best of my ability to provide an accepting, non-judgemental, respectful environment, in which trust can develop.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a service provider I have worked both within the NHS and privately. I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor (understanding how events/circumstances in earlier years affect our present) but now work integratively and include CBT and mindfulness within my practice.

I typically meet with individuals on a weekly basis for 50 minutes.

Depending on one's situation & preference, I work both long term & shorter term.

I am a member of the following recognised organisations

MBACP - Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Diploma in Group Analytic Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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£45 for a 50 minute session

Further information

In Hampshire I work privately from my home in Pilley, Lymington, where there is ample off street parking & a 3 minute walk from the 112 bus stop (Boldre war memorial)

I work from a comfortable, non clinical environment.

Maps & Directions

Lymington, SO41 5QL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: