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Welcome to Changes Counselling

Venturing into counselling may be a daunting step to take, but even by just considering it, you are on the first rung of the “ladder of change”. Perhaps you want to explore past experiences, consider new options, change the patterns in your life and reach your true potential.  Maybe this is a time when you need to speak to someone other than friends or family.  I can offer a warm, accepting and safe haven to explore any of these issues…if you are ready to take that first small step to change.


I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator, with a private practice in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire within easy reach of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Middlesex and London.


I hope I can help you make an informed choice about starting a process that can have positive life-changing results.

Vivienne Thorneycroft-Smith

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

MBACP (Snr. Accred.)

BACP Registered

About Me

About Me

Qualifications & Experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

  • BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

  • Senior Accredited Member of B.A.C.P abiding by their Ethical Framework

  • 16 years experience in short and long-term therapy

  • Practiced in Counselling agencies, and seeing clients in my own private practice.

  • Seven years teaching Counselling in Further Education Colleges

  • Worked on Eating Disorders Helpline

  • Worked in business, in private and public sectors.

  • Lived abroad and travelled extensively.

  • Happily married with two sons.

Areas I have worked with:

  • Abortion

  • Dependency

  • Anger

  • Bereavement & Loss

  • Bullying

  • Couple Counselling

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Issues

  • LGBT Issues

  • Group Work

  • Personal Development/Mentoring

  • Pregnancy/Miscarriage

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Stress

  • Teenage problems/exam jitters

I can offer you:

  • A safe, valuing, tranquil environment where you will never be judged or”told” what to do.

  • Ideas that may help you to change the way you think or act.

  • Help to explore your problems and maybe identify some of the changes you would like to make.

  • The respect that the individuality of every client requires.

  • Confidentially which is of paramount importance in the counselling relationship.

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One-to-one counselling is £50 for a 60 minute session.

Couples Counselling session as above or £70 for a 90 minute session.


At an initial session, you can decide if you would like to proceed with the therapy.  Ideally, therapy works best on a weekly basis to keep up the momentum, however, timings are always flexible.


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About You

  • Do you feel anxious?

  • Do you feel powerless?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed?

  • Do you allow yourself to feel and show your emotions?

  • Do you feel there is nothing you can do?


Perhaps you have experienced, or are currently experiencing a trauma or a difficult period in your life: Counselling or therapy (as it can be called), can help you to use these painful experiences to reassess your life, and work towards change.


Every sorrow or loss, a bereavement, the collapse of a relationship, career or business, an accident, divorce or an illness – is an OPPORTUNITY to grow.


  • Counselling facilitates that growth.

  • Counselling helps gain clarity, change old patterns of behaviour and untangle complex personal issues.

  • Counselling unlocks potential and builds confidence.

  • Counselling straightens out "twisted thinking".



I am located in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire – just ten minutes away from the M40 (Junction 2) at Beaconsfield and twenty-five minutes from London via BR train. Ample secure parking.

Tel: 07907632827



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