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Counsellor Viv

 

I began my professional training and education in counselling and psychotherapy in 2004.  I trained with Temenos in Sheffield and completed my diploma qualification in 2010.

I have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues and in a variety of professional settings, including counselling charities, university counselling services and an NHS counselling service.  I have had additional, specialist training and experience as a pregnancy counsellor and as a childhood sexual abuse counsellor.

I now work as an independent counsellor with adults of all ages and young people, based at Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service.  I am also employed two days per week as a counsellor working with young people at Interchange Sheffield CIC, based at Star House in Sheffield.

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. No. 042696).  I work within, and I’m guided by, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.          

 

 

 

Other relevant training and employment

I’m the mother of two adult children and I have a valid, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

I have previously been employed in projects working with: young carers; ‘looked after’ young people; survivors of domestic abuse; adults living in the community with severe and enduring mental health problems; and with young people and teachers in schools.

I’m committed to the principles and practice of continuing professional development through ongoing attendance of professional workshops, additional training courses, private study and peer support.

 

Formal Qualifications

PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2014, NWCS, Nottingham)
Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (2010, Temenos Education, Sheffield)
BA (Hons) English Literature (1983, University of Sheffield)

 

 

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