Testimonials

 

Our experience with Vivienne was absolutely fantastic and one that has encouraged our relationship to evolve in such a positive way. We strongly feel and acknowledge that without Vivienne's guidance and support we would be in a very different situation today. 

Initially my husband and I were both extremely apprehensive about the sessions as we felt nervous, embarrassed, and angry about our relationship - why and how it had gone so wrong. I personally was very dubious about speaking with anyone as I had had negative experiences with counsellors/psychologists in the past. On our first meeting I told my husband prior to entering that I would know if we were staying or going within 10 minutes based on previous experiences and within the first two minutes I knew she was able to make us at feel at ease via her gentle yet assertive nature. For the first time I felt excited.

It did take time for both of us to really open up because of our own personal issues but she was both tolerant, patient and respectful the entire time. As a result my husband and I really looked forward to each week. It was great to have an hour with each other, without interruptions, and have an adult conversation with someone we respected and trusted. It was honestly the best choice we made for our relationship and our family.

Vivienne has helped change our lives forever.

- Sonia and Alex

 

Having sought counselling help a number of times, it was Vivienne who really helped me by isolating the underlying problem common to all members of my family, including myself, and recommending a clear and effective path forward.  This has stayed with me and continues to inform a more fruitful understanding of my family situation and my own place in it.

 

- Elizabeth

 

I have used Vivienne's counselling service to help me deal with two separate family situations, one a long term problem requiring extended visits and the other an immediate and critical situation.  Vivienne responded to the latter emergency with amazing speed and concern for which I was really grateful. In both situations, I found her perceptive insights, gentle humour and common-sense approach to be both reassuring and validating of me as a person. With her help I was able to overcome two distressing problems and go on to find new strengths and perspectives that have stood me in good stead ever since. I felt absolutely no pressure or intimidation yet after each session I felt I had moved forward very quickly, as if she was revealing me to myself in a way that I found delightful and empowering.

- Rachel

 

What I really valued about our sessions was the feeling of safety in what I revealed.  And the absence of pressure to perform.  And having my way of seeking answers through my ancestors validated by you.  And your acceptance that I could only deal with small changes in my life at a time.

- Liz

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