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About me

Do you sometimes find life difficult and overwhelming? You may feel depressed and not know why. Counselling can help you find ways of coping by building a relationship with the counsellor based on trust, mutual respect and willingness to work as a partnership. If you're going through a difficult time, I can offer support and guidance in a safe space to explore these issues, increasing self-esteem and improving relationships. My approach is psychodynamic, which means that I work on getting to the underlying issue that may be going on for you.  If you feel that I may be able to help, please email or call me to set up an initial session where we can explore what your needs may be and look at the best option for you. If you are happy to continue we can arrange to meet weekly. I am available for brief, long-term and twice weekly sessions. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP.  I have experience working with a range of issues as a counsellor and assessor at a BACP accredited agency. I work with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, anger, eating disorders and PTSD.  I also work as a crisis counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor within a counselling service for a leading international airline as part of their EAP programme.

Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Surrey.

I am fully insured and am committed to regular CPD courses to increase my knowledge. I have regular supervision and abide by the ethical guidelines of the BACP.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initially, we can speak on the phone,  for a no-fee consultation,  where we can look at how we may work together. Ongoing sessions which will last for 50 minutes will be £50.


I currently have availability on line or by phone.

Walton On Thames

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Vivienne Elder MBACP

Vivienne Elder MBACP