Vivien Blackford

Vivien Blackford


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01293424529 Mobile 07592337399

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Therapist - CRAWLEY

CRAWLEY RH10
01293424529 Mobile 07592337399
Sessions from £45.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

Currently offering counselling via Skype and WhatsApp/telephone

BACP accredited counsellor, BUPA/Aviva approved, with over twenty years experience,  in Three Bridges Crawley RH10 1LW. Many years experience supporting people with various issues e.g. anxiety, low mood, bereavement, a change in life conditions, addictive/unhelpful behaviours, workplace and personal issues, personal growth. Also experienced in supporting people with trauma who may be going through a personal injury claim. 

Experienced in working in many styles of counselling including cogntive behavioural therapy, integrative counselling, solution focused counselling, and other styles, if they are helpful to you.

The quality of the relationship you and your counsellor create together (known as the therapeutic alliance) plays an important part in any change.

Our first meeting together gives you a sense of how you will feel working with me and an opportunity to talk about your counselling needs.  These needs can change over time as you progress. 

If we decide to work together counselling will be on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Fees £45.00    Working Times  Monday - Friday 09.30 - 17.00


Practice description

Experienced accredited counsellor offering safe accepting space to bring whatever you need to speak about. Perhaps you need support for anxiety/depression/something causing you distress.

Having a space to speak and be heard in counselling can help you clarify issues that may be causing confusion at the moment. Counselling can be a space to speak in a way in which it may not be possible to speak with friends and family.

Being heard in counselling can help you come to a deeper understanding of yourself and what matters. Counselling aims to support you as you begin to come to terms with the unchangeable. Counselling supports you as you discover changes you can, and want to make. Counselling supports you in putting these changes into practise in a what that these changes are sustained.

My first session

At our first session I will invite you to tell me what is bringing you to counselling at this moment in time.    Is there anything in particular you would like to gain from coming to counselling.  Counselling is a collaborative process.   Counselling offers a  safe space for you to talk with me,  for me to listen, to ask you more,  as a way of understanding you more and discovering with you what may be helpful ways forward.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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