Vivine Adams Ad Dip PC /Cert Hyp CS
Hi, I am Viv
If you are looking at this page then it is likely that you are thinking about accessing counselling. It is important that you find the right counsellor for you someone that can best support you to move towards making the changes that you wish to.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. 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 have knowledge in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and, Psychodynamic Counselling
Counselling can be short term or long term which is dependent on what you need.
Psychotherapy is more in depth and is often long-term work that requires the counsellor to be more knowledgeable in working with complex issues. I can offer both counselling and psychotherapy according to what works best for you.
You might feel ready to look at what happening for 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. I can be there to listen to you and help you to unpick what is happening to you 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 the Covid pandemic that is 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.
Or it could be something in your life that is unrelated to Covid 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 counselling session with you. I work with couples who are having relationship difficulties and would like to work together to resolve these problems. I do not pretend that I am able to sort out the all of the challenges that your relationship is bringing up for you at the moment but I would like to work with you to find out what works best for both.
I also work with clients who have experienced stress related issues for example you might have experienced bullying from your manager or work colleagues or you might have felt overwhelmed with work related issues. I would like to be there with you for you to be able to talk through your thoughts and feeling
I also work with clients on managing their stresses that have arisen for different reasons and I would like to be able to listen to your worries or problems. I might not be able to sort them out for you, but it is good to share your thoughts and feelings with others and that is the reason I can be there for you.
In our first session I would like to find out about what you wish to work on. I am here to listen and together you can unpack your thoughts where it feels right for you about moving towards your future goals.
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 ethical framework of the profession.
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. My counselling room is based in Redditch and in Stratford but I am currently offering sessions via Zoom video link.
How much does the session cost?
Sessions typically last 60 minutes and cost £40 pound.
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 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 experience 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 your future.
The sessions are held in my therapy room in B98 Counselling sessions £40