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Vivien Blackford Counselling
40 New Street
Three Bridges
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1LW

Phone: 01293 424529
07592 337339

Email: vivien.blackford@blueyonder.co.uk
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BACP accredited counsellor, with over fifteen years counselling experience offers safe, accepting, confidential space for you to bring whatever you need to speak about..... Perhaps support is needed due to a bereavement; a life transition e.g leaving home; relationship issues; workplace or personal stresses; an addiction, personal growth etc. Being heard in counselling can help you come to a deeper understanding of yourself and of what matters.

Counselling premises are on the on borders of Sussex/Surrey. My counselling practice is in a quiet setting in Three Bridges, Crawley,West Sussex.RH10 1LW-a few minutes walk from Three Bridges Station. Good road and rail links to counselling premises. Fast and frequent rail links from East Croydon; Redhill, London to Three Bridges. Premises have parking facilities. Location also suitable if you are seeking counselling/therapy and are in Horsham/Haywards Heath/Brightonl/East Grinstead and surrounding areas.

The quality of the relationship you and your counsellor create together, plays an important part in any change. Our first meeting together gives you a sense of how you would feel working with me. This initial consultation allows us to meet face to face and talk about your counselling needs. Counselling is a collaborative process. If we decide to begin counselling together we can agree a regular appointment time. Counselling sessions take place on a weekly basis and maybe for a fixed number of sessions or open ended. My counselling fees are £40.00 per session. A counselling session is for fifty minutes The initial assessment session is also £40.00 and will be between an hour to an hour and a half.


Qualifications

My original training is a diploma in psychodynamic counselling, which I completed in 1996.
Since then I have trained in many other ways of counselling. Each person is different, so at our first meeting I will listen to your counselling needs and this will inform how I might work with you. This can change over time as your needs change and as you progress.


My experience

My counselling experience is expansive. I have nine years experience working on a 24/hour telephone counselling line offering appropriate support to clients who may present with a broad range of issues and distress.

Additionally I offer my counselling services on a voluntary basis to a well established mental health charity, working face to face with clients. Clients may be referred to the charity for counselling by their g.p.'s, psychiatrists. I offer both short term counselling and long term work here.

I also have eleven years experience working in the field of smoking cessation as a counsellor and debrief facilitator so understand and am skilled in supporting people who are wanting to change addictive/unhelpful behaviours.

Other counselling I have offered on a voluntary basis has been for a well known bereavement charity, as a student counsellor at a university, within two London Hospitals and within the voluntary sector

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