Vivienne Costello

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Poole, Dorset, BH12
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About me

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Hello and welcome; my name is Vivienne, and my background is in Integrative Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Sex Addiction/Compulsion and Clinical Supervision.

I am a qualified to work with Individuals Couples and I have also trained as Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Practitioner, Laughter Facilitator and Laughter Yoga Leader.

I have been in practice since 1999 and I work with adults, young adults 18+, and couples.

Talking therapy

Counselling works, and when you come to visit me, you will be in an environment that feels safe and secure. My cabin is a little haven, where you can relax in a comfortable chair and talk to someone who is interested in your welfare and has the skills to assist you in finding your own way through whatever it is that troubles you. The work we will do will help you.

·       Identify areas that you might want to focus on

·       Work through the difficulties that you are currently going through

·       Discover what options you have and help you to find the right path forward

·       Cope with change and/or make the changes you want to

·       Learn new ways of coping by creating a deeper understanding of yourself

·       Feel better about yourself and your life

·       See a way forward and make progress towards feeling hopeful

Couples Therapy

When partners start to struggle in the relationship there is always underlining issues going on that haven't been addressed. This is how the blaming starts and the divide gets bigger and bigger.

Coming for couples therapy will help you both to recognise this, and work towards reuniting you as the team you were when you started out or allowing you to part respectfully and amicably.

Sex Therapy

Will help you understand and overcome any sexual issues you may feel you have. This work has homework exercises set each week, and before that I take an in-depth history of your life and sexual experiences.

Sex therapy will help you understand your needs and will educate you into any conditions you may have. This work is for individuals and couples.

Areas covered.

·       Low or lack of desire

·       Erectile disfunction

·       Rapid or delayed ejaculation

·       Pain on intercourse

·       Anorgasmia

·       Fear of intercourse

·       Fear of pregnancy

·       Fear of orgasm

Combined Therapy

I can, if you choose, combine the therapy to suit your individual needs. The response that combining therapies has given to my clients has been incredible. Using NLP and Hypnotherapy in conjunction with counselling, gives more depth to you the client and your own personal understanding of the situation. The sessions are very often interspersed with laughter as laughter is the key to combating fear and depression.

Walking talking therapy

The therapy session remains the same, the difference is we are walking and talking in fresh air, combining movement with therapy.

Walking therapy works especially well for those suffering from anxiety, as often the thought of sitting opposite a therapist for 50 minutes couldn't be anymore nerve racking and walking and talking takes that pressure away.

How will walking and talking therapy help? It is well documented that exercise releases endorphin's that make us feel happier, combine that with a counselling session; what could be better.

My specialist fields:

Depression (from known or unknown causes)
Panic Attacks
Sexual disorders/disfunctions
Family relationship issues
Separation and divorce
Anger and Rage management
Stress (work or socially related)
Confidence building
Anger and Rage management
Positive inner voice work
Laughter therapy
Pain management
Young Adults
If you feel you would like to try any of the above, give me a call and we can have a talk on the phone to discuss your options and then, you can decide.

Thank you for interest


Training, qualifications & experience


  •      Registered member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
  •      Registered member with COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists)
  •     Registered member with ATSAC (the Association for treatment of Sexual addiction and Compulsivity)
  •      Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  •      Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  •      Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy, Tavistock Relationships
  •      Diploma in Sexual addiction/compulsion 
  •      Certificate in Couples Counselling
  •      Diploma in Supervision
  •      Anger Management
  •      Complex Trauma
  •      Addictions Training
  •      Bereavement Care for Adults
  •      Vulnerable Adults Protection - Keeping Adults Safe Training
  •     Self-Awareness & Stress Training
  •      Domestic Violence Awareness 
  •      LGBT Awareness & Workshops
  •      Mindfulness
  •     Laughter Facilitator

Member organisations

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

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£60.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

50-minute Counselling session from £60 (home visits are charged depending on the distance)

50-minute Counselling/Hypnotherapy combination session from £60

50-minute Walking Therapy session from £80

50-minute Counselling couples' session from £70

50-minute Sex Therapy; for couples from £70 and individuals from £60

50-minute Hypnotherapy session from £70 

50-minute Life Coaching sessions from £70

90 minute supervision session £80

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

my working hours are Mondays 9am to 2,30pm. Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am until 6.30pm; I also offer home visits for clients unable to get to my rooms so please do not hesitate to ask

Further information

I have a good network of people who I can recommend you to if I feel you would be better served by them. This includes a therapists who works with Children and Adolescents, Therapist who work with eating disorders and therapist that speak other languages.

Poole, Dorset, BH12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My rooms are not accessible for wheelchairs and because of this I offer home visits, online and telephone therapy.

Additional languages

I can only work in English although I'm happy to signpost you to therapist who speak other lauguages

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In person

Hello I'm Vivienne and I have trained at the Grove in Clinical Supervision in an Integrative style

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