About me

Counsellor Viv

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

I’ve been working as an independent counsellor and therapist for 14 years with people from all walks of life. I’ve worked as a personal counsellor with trainee counsellors and trainee art therapists. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor.

I have developed my independent practice alongside training and working with established counselling services in Sheffield and Chesterfield:

Interchange Sheffield CIC community counselling service (for young people); Sheffield MIND counselling service (national mental health charity); Sheffield Central Health Clinic (NHS) pregnancy counselling service; Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield counselling services; SAIL (Sexual Abuse and Incest Line) counselling service.

I work with clients face-to-face and remotely (phone call and Zoom video). My independent practice was based at Wellforce Integrated Medicine Service in Broomhall, for nine years, until 2020.  I now see face-to-face clients in rooms at Taylored Psychology (formerly Therapy Works) premises on Sharrow Lane S11. 

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.  BACP – British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Other relevant training and employment

In addition to working as a therapist, 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 in schools.     

I am a parent of two adult children.


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)