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About me

At the moment I'm affraid I cannot take any new clients until late January 2022. If that's ok for you please do not hessitate to get touch.

Hello and welcome; my name is Vivienne and my background is in Integrative Counselling, Psychosexual Therapy and Clinical Supervision.

I am qualified as an Individuals and Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist, 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+, couples and families.

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

·       Non orgasmia

·       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)
Anxiety
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

Vivienne

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

·       Registered member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

·       Registered member with COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists)

·       Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

·       Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

·       Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy, Tavistock Relationships

·       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 (Relate)

·       LGBT Awareness & Workshops

·       Mindfulness

·       Laughter Facilitator

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.

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Fees

From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information


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

50 minute Counselling/Hypnotherapy combination session £50


50 minute Walking Therapy session £50

50 minute Counselling couple/family session £70

50 minute Sex Therapy; for couples and individuals £70

50 minute Hypnotherapy session £70 (for one off situations, usually only 2 sessions required)

90 minute supervision session £80

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

my working hours are Mondays 12pm to 5pm. 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.

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

2 Playfields Drive
Branksome
Poole
Dorset
BH12 2EG

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
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

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Vivienne Costello

Vivienne Costello