About me


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’ve been practising as a counsellor in Sheffield for over ten years, and 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, based at  Wellforce Complementary Medicine Service and as a counsellor with young people at Interchange Sheffield CIC.  I also work as a counselling supervisor.



I’m a Registered Member of the British                     Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP) (counsellor registration 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 an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate (2017).

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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