Individual Counselling

Why Therapeutic Counselling?

Impossible ImageCounselling can support you through difficult phases in your life, for instance periods of distress, anxiety, loss and times of uncertainty, which can stop you from performing to the best of your ability. The importance of your experience and what is happening to you is at the heart of supportive therapeutic counselling providing a regular time and place for you to talk and explore difficult feelings of personal problems or life events. The areas discussed and explored within counselling are entirely at your discretion allowing you to concentrate on one issue, or several, depending on your immediate needs. These areas that are explored can help you understand that experiences from the past and present do not need to impact on your future. The sessions are client focused, interactive, and provide feedback in helping you address any patterns or issues while incorporating a holistic approach.

Through your personal discoveries, counselling can help rebuild your confidence, self-esteem, cope with stress, and create a change in your life and develop better ways of being effective and living.

Counselling can be time-limited or open-ended depending on your needs.

I am not sure counselling is for me?

Contact Anna or Vivienne who will offer you an initial assessment. This first meeting will give you a chance to see if we can work together and help you decide if counselling is right for you. The sessions can be provided face to face, over the telephone or online. It enables you to make an informed decision if you feel you can build a working relationship that is beneficial to you. Your requirements will be discussed and a further number of sessions offered and agreed. This will be reviewed at agreed regular intervals. Counselling offers a safe and confidential space where your well-being is Anna and Vivienne’s first consideration.


AV therapy associates is committed to providing confidential, effective counselling in a private and safe setting and is dedicated to helping you overcome your issues or accomplish your goals, whatever your needs are. The only limitations to confidentiality are where we feel a client to be a risk to himself or herself or to another person.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

A range of therapeutic approaches and specialities are offered to individuals, children and young people.

Areas of Focus includes:

  • Therapy for Anxiety
  • Therapy for Depression
  • Children & Young People Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Loss & Bereavement Counselling
  • Family Issues
  • Trauma & Abuse Issues
  • Work & Career Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Communication Issues
  • Anger & Bullying Issues
  • Identity and Self Esteem Issues
  • Divorce & Separation Issues
  • Confidence Building

Professional Membership

Anna and Vivienne are registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.