Vivienne Cracknell MBACP FdSc
One of my main aims in life is to help people find peace and joy. This can be very difficult to source when the world today is so challenging.
Financial worries, loss of a loved one, disability, illness, family issues, bullying, work pressure, trauma, (amongst others) can induce stress, depression and anxiety.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, insured and registered as a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a wealth of life experience, gained through my previous careers in business, charities and mental health. My approach to individual therapy is integrative, this means that I am able to respect the autonomy of my clients and their unique needs by drawing upon a range of psychotherapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, person centred and humanistic therapies. I offer short term, time limited and long term therapy depending on your requirements.
HOW I WORK
I am very empathetic and believe that it is important to take the time to understand my clients. Everyone is different and that is where I start from. No assumptions, no discrimination. We will work at your pace and find a path to healing.
TYPE OF CLIENT
I work with children over the age of 13 and with adults, with no upper limit. My experience can be appealing to older adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Integrative counselling from Greenwich university.
NCFE in Interpersonal Skills,
NCFE in Counselling skills and theory
NCFE in Helping Skills
Completed training certification:'Working with Suicide'
Completed training certification: 'Working with Trauma from a CBT Perspective'
Completed training certification: 'Helping children and young people after the death of a significant other'
Two years counselling with Emmaus Counselling Guildford
20 years 'hands on' experience with severe mental health conditions
Former Trustee of Oakleaf Mental Health charity (three years)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in supporting people of the Christian faith and can offer counselling within a Church setting by request. The fees would be reduced. Please contact for more information
I have extensive understanding of work related problems and can offer workplace visits,
50 minute sessions: £60
Some concessions available
Work place visits by arrangement
I have a corporate business background and offer counselling/mental health support in the workplace.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours are Tuesdays/Thursdays morning or afternoon
Types of client