What is counselling?
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 currently offer counselling via ZOOM and telephone telephone counselling. I primarily offer sessions during the evenings and some sessions on Saturday.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder in children
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Sexual abuse
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Work-related stress
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts