Vivian Allen-Dean

Vivian Allen-Dean


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07813 989707

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH14
07813 989707
Contact Vivian for session rate.

Features

  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday- Saturday by appointment

About me and my therapy practice

At DorPIP I offer parent-infant psychotherapy.  For parents to be and parents with infants under age 2.  I help parents and families to Flourish by nurturing family bonds.  Sometimes being a parent just isn't all it's cracked up to be.  The reality of sleep deprivation, changes to your body and your relationships often leave parents feeling confused, anxious and not good enough. Believe me, you are good enough and you are the expert in what your baby needs.  You might just need a safe, confidential space to explore difficult feelings and challenging thoughts that come up for you (and every parent).

Sometimes if our own parenting experience was lacking things come up from seemingly nowhere when we have our own children.

If you have had a traumatic birth or witnessed your wife and newborn going through a very difficult time, it is natural that you might feel anxious even have symptoms of post-traumatic stress. 

Postnatal depression does happen for some women and current research is showing that dads can get it too. 

So whatever the reason, please do get in touch.  Early help is vital to supporting you and your baby's health and wellbeing. 

I know from my own personal experience the importance of early bonding and secure attachment has across the life course.

There is no judgement, only kindness, patience and understanding. 

Practice description

One to one sessions currently only available online during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

In our normal parent-infant psychotherapy sessions Mum, Dad and Baby all attend where possible. These 60 minute sessions would be in person.  

However for now we are offering FREE sessions for parents to be and parents with baby's under 2. These are shorter sessions as there may be other distractions in the background.

Please contact@dorpip.org.uk to enquire.  

Available to residents of Dorset and surrounding areas.

My first session

Your first session will be all about you, what you are hoping to achieve by working together. How you like to work and what if any previous experience you have had with counselling.

From here we will agree on a plan, clearly setting out what we can help with and what our limitations are. 

If you are happy to proceed future sessions will be set up.  It is your responsibility to book these using our online booking system. This gives you flexibility if you need to amend the booking. 

There will be some forms to fill in and questionnaires to answer.  

Clients appreciate it when we evaluate the work so that you can see your progress and you know what works and what needs strengthening. 

This is a collaborative process, that means we work together for the benefit of you and your family. Your comments and feedback during the sessions are valuable.

We work specifically on the emerging relationship between you and your baby. Also, the changing dynamics of your relationship with your partner if you have one and how that impacts on both of your relationship with your child.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - Poole

Poole BH13
07813 989707
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

COVID-19 Response

Online sessions are available. 'From Chaos comes Clarity' 

If you are anxious, worried, feeling confused by the current and rapidly changing events... 

If you have symptoms of PTS or are worried about relapsing due to current stress...

If the recent outbreak has triggered old habits that you thought you were over...

I am here to serve you.  Please get in touch. 

Solution focused counselling keeping your needs at the heart of our work. Single Sessions and block bookings available. Reduced waiting times ensure you get the help you need when you need it. 

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, PND, PTSD, Relationships, Attachment and Addiction.

  • • Are you at the turning point?
  • • Are ready to say enough is enough?
  • • You’re in the right place.

I offer to guide and support you gracefully through your transition. A new beginning, a fresh start or a complete shakeup. You are not alone, I am here to help you because I know how easy it is to get distracted to let your dreams fade away.

Contact me today let’s see if we can work together for your best life yet.  It’s time to start living the life you deserve and enjoy more of those special moments with the ones you love, doing what you love. Together we can make your dreams come true.



Practice description

ABOUT ME

Breaking cycles of repeating patterns have become a bit of an obsession for me. The thing that holds people back is habits and believing ‘it’s just who I am’. Until one day a client asked, “do you think you can teach people to have different thoughts” and I said, “Darn Right I can!”Lovely comments

“Unbelievable! .. changed my life and Viv was amazing…Yes I know I did this change but she had a massive part in the process and I would recommend working with her to anyone!” K.M

“Very good techniques to employ in everyday life-very professional and understanding and I was very happy to have someone to talk too” Z.P

I promise to work hard for you because I want the best for you. Contact me today, I look forward to serving you, Viv 

My first session

The first session is a chance for you to explore how it feels to work together. It is focused on you and what you want to achieve by working with me. 

I will explain how I work and if we feel we are a good fit, of we go!

You get to book your sessions through my online booking system so you have the flexibility to amend if needed. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Executive coaching, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Trauma

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited