Hi, I am Viv
If you are looking at this page then it is likely that you are thinking about accessing counselling. I know that you want to find the right counsellor someone that can listen to you and be there for you. I can be that someone you can be there to support you
I am an integrative counsellor; This means that I am trained in a variety of approaches and I can adapt my practice to what would be of benefit to you.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, bereavement Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor and, Psychodynamic and a talking and drawing Counsellor. Counselling can be short term or long term which is dependent on what you need.
You might feel ready to look at what happens to you in your life and it may be that you want to work toward achieving a brighter future and be able to reduce your stress, worries and any anxieties that you might have now.
Whether it has been something from your past that you are ready to work through or whether it is something that is affecting your life at this moment. It could be through your experience of living through a difficult time of your life currently causing you stress or anxiety. It could be that you have been affected by the death of someone close to you and you just want someone to talk to about your grief and loss.
Sometimes it can be difficult to talk this through with your friends and family. You might feel that you don't want to burden them with your thoughts, or they might feel that you should be getting better now and you should not still be upset about someone who has died. I am here to listen.
You might be considering counselling due to something in your life that such as family relationship difficulties or couple relationship problems. Family and couple relationships sometimes need more time to think about to ensure that it is working well for you. I can do this within a counselling session with you. I work with couples who have relationship difficulties and would like to work together to resolve these problems. I do not pretend that I can sort out all things about your relationship, I would like to work with you to find out what works best for both of you.
I also work with people who have experienced racism throughout their life and the impact on this has affected your self-esteem, self-worth and your sense of identity. Whilst every person experience of racism will be different I am here to listen to your experience
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling AD dip PC and I am also a qualified hypnotherapist Cert Hyp CS.
I am registered with the National Counselling Society who are the Governing bodies that ensure that I work with the professions ethical framework.
I have attended short courses in a range of therapeutic topics. it is really important to me that I am best equipped to be meet the needs of my clients I only work with people who I can really help. I am currently offering sessions via Zoom video link.
How much does the session cost?
Sessions typically last 60 minutes and cost £40
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with children and young people who have been looked after I am trained in talking and drawing therapy and therapeutic attachment and trauma work using different models of trauma, and anxiety to support adults young people and children to make sense of their life history.
I also work with Parents on managing children's behaviours. I use the therapeutic parenting model that can offer parents additional tools in parenting the children in their care especially around children who have experienced abuse or trauma.
I also work with adults, primarily women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. I will be able to work with you to be able to unpack some of your experience so that you can build on your positive relationships in the future.
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
The sessions are now either face to face or if you prefer continued to be held on line via Zoom and each session is £40
I am mainly available during the evenings from
5 o'clock until late evening and on Saturdays and Sunday.