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Mrs Viv Cheesman


Acorn Counselling Services

At Acorn Counselling Services, clients' individuality and unique experiences are respected and valued. Life is often neither fair nor just, and many experieces are truly confronting. I hold the dual focuses of healing and promoting personal growth, and strongly believe in the value of a genuine therapeutic relationship. I have an extensive background in mental health, with particular experience assisting people with depression, grief and loss issues, and eating disorders.


  • Morphett Vale, SA 5162 N / A PHONE N / A


  • Counselling, Workshops / Courses, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations 
  • I provide personal, confidential and professional counselling, DBT skills training, and both personal and group psycho-education. I work from a variety of theoretical approaches, tailoring them to the needs of individual clients. I also provide supervision to counsellors and students, considering both client and counsellor issues. I am available for both business hours and after hours consultations. Rates are affordable.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Assertiveness, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Obsessive Compulsive, Personality Disorders, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Experiential, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Oriented, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal

    My counselling style is person-centred, collaborative, holistic, and the therapeutic relationship between myself and clients is of great importance. I endeavour to see clients as whole and unique individuals, and to honour them as such. I am well-versed in a variety of theoretical approaches, and tailor these to the needs of individual clients. I work towards outcomes which empower clients, and promote health and growth.


    • Master of Grief and Palliative Care Counselling
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Registered Psychiatric Nurse & General Nurse
    • MCASA (Professional Member of CASA)

    Professional Associations

    • International Transactional Analysis Association

    Quality Provision

    I provide high quality personal counselling and undergo regular professional supervision in order to maintain a high standard. I also engage in ongoing education and comply with the professional standards and ethics stipulated by the Counselling Association of South Australia. Member of the Counselling Association of S.A., Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, and the Eating Disorders Assoc. of S.A.


    I have been counselling, in one form or another, since 1978. I have extensive experience in mental health, having worked in that field since 1991. I have also assisted in the counselling education of post-graduate students at Adelaide University, and provide supervision to both students and qualified counsellors. I am also engaged in providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to people with eating disorders.


    Now Retired from Private Practice.

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    • Morphett Vale
    • CBT, Experiential, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Oriented, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal