Young Person & Adult Counsellor/Psychotherapist * Couples Counsellor * CBT Therapist * Life & Career Coach


Vianna specializes in working with Academic and Career Cycle, Cultural Diversity, Education, and Trauma.


Vianna is originally from Northern California and has been in the UK since 2001. After working in London within the arts and higher education sectors, she moved to Belfast and started her counselling studies at Queen’s University Belfast. Undertaking a clinical placement at the Belfast Model School for Girls.


Vianna relocated to Bournemouth in 2009., where she worked at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the Counselling Information Trust of Poole, and served as the School Counsellor for the Bishop of Winchester Secondary School whilst maintaining a private practice.


Vianna also works at Bournemouth University where she has been a Placement Development Advisor supporting students on their sandwich placements through this work and has found a deep interest in workplace mental health, therefore since 2019, she has also been a member, and now the Chair, of the BACP Workplace Division.


Viann has a BA in Music from California State University, Chico, an MA in European Cultures from Birkbeck College at the University of London, and is currently completing my Doctorate of Education at Bournemouth University.


Vianna's Interests and specialisms are working with young people, adolescents, couples, international persons and related issues, cultural diversity, fertility issues and concerns, work-related stress and coping strategies, academic and career life cycles, and stressors.


Languages: English & French


Qualifications & Professional Courses

Doctor of Education (PHD)

MA in European Cultures

Adv. Dip Person Centred Counselling

Dip. Person Centred Counselling

Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cert. Person Centred Counselling

PGC in Life & Career Planning

Cert. Traumatic Stress Studies

Equality & Diversity Awareness

Safeguarding of Child & Adults

Prevent Training

Counselling & Supervision Experience

Private Practice - online counsellor

British Association Counselling Psychoterapy – Chair of the Work Place Division

Bournemouth University – Work Placement Adivsor for students

Southampton Univeristy – Student Counsellor

Brishop of Winchester Seconday School – School Counsellor

Portsmouth Univeristy – Student Counsellor

Peter Symonds College Winchester – Student Counsellor

Belfast Model School for Girls – Student Counsellor

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