Vivienne Richardson - BSc (Hons), PGCE, MBACP

Vivienne Richardson - BSc (Hons), PGCE, MBACP

West Sussex

07867 526362 / 07867 526362

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About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor with a person-centered Foundation. This means I can draw on different counselling techniques, whilst keeping you at the centre of our work together. My approach to counselling is supportive, and non-judgmental. The process of counselling is confidential, and my role as your counsellor is to provide space and time for you to explore your concerns.

I have a particular interest in working creatively using metaphor, story telling and art. Working creatively can be helpful when trying to understand the root cause of Anxiety and Depression, as it can assist some clients to bring feelings to the surface that may otherwise be difficult to verbalise.

Simply talking through issues and worries in a non-judgmental and empathic environment can be enough to facilitate change. I believe you have the answers, and I will be alongside you while you explore and make sense of what is worrying you. I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is the key to therapeutic change and this is at the heart of how I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University) Graduated 2005
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 2 & 3
EAGALA trained Equine Assisted Therapist
Certificate - Experiential Art Based Therapy
Certificate - Working with complex trauma
Certificate - Ecotherapy practice (Nature and the benefits of being outdoors)
Certificate - Working with survivors of sexual violence
Certificate - Integrative Supervision
Post Graduate Certificate In Higher Education (PGCE)
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Approved Tutor


BACP Registered Counsellor & Supervisor in private practice (12 years)
Director: West Sussex Counselling Training

Past experience:

West London Mental Health (NHS) staff support counsellor ( Based at Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne)
Counsellor at ARC youth counselling Service - Wokingham
Group facilitator - Eating Disorder Service (Berkshire Healthcare - NHS )
Course Writer and Facilitator - Wellbeing In Mind project (Bracknell College)
Lecturer - Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling (Bracknell College , Farnborough College, Henley College)

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  • Cowdray Therapy Rooms
  • Cowdray Therapy Rooms


£45 per session, some concessions available

Maps & Directions

Midhurst, GU29

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 access: Yes

Parking on site


Appointments available between 8am-7pm Wednesday-Friday at Cowdray Therapy Rooms, Midhurst, West Sussex

Types of client


Supervision & training

I am an integrative supervisor offering supervision to qualified counsellors and trainees.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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