Mova Wigmore Relate Certified Counsellor
12 Exchange Road
01344626208 / 07711365030
Approachable and down to earth, I am a Relate certified counsellor, working with couples, single adults, children and young people experiencing relationship issues and anxiety. I work by developing clients' self-reflection, developing new tools and strategies for tackling any future problems.
Experience tells me that difficulties and worries can be resolved. Clients come to me with very varied issues; most will have tried to work things out, and may have feelings of hopelessness about making changes. With my help you will have the opportunity to uncover the root causes of your problems, explore thoughts and feelings and learn new ways of talking openly about them. With new understanding and self-awareness comes the opportunity to change. You will also discover new ways of listening, and in turn of being listened to, leading to the closeness and commitment that we feel when we are truly understood, and able to be ourselves.
How I work:
Sessions last one hour, in the first session we will discuss the reasons you have come and develop a plan tailor made for you. My 20 years of experience mean I am able to pick from a whole range of skills and tools to work in a way that is particular to you and your circumstances. Testament to the success of this approach is the number of clients who come to me having had a recommendation from someone they know who has seen me in the past.
"New to counselling, I was sceptical on if it would work for me but had reached a point in my life where I knew I needed external support. Mova came highly recommended by a previous client. I found Mova incredibly easy to talk to and she helped me to discuss and open up to find the root cause to some issues. By gaining an awareness of my patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as the reasons for it, I was able to consciously analyse them and remove those which were no longer relevant or serving good purpose in my life. I felt an enormous growth and change in me within a relatively short period of time and increased confidence. I noticed changes within 2 sessions. I highly recommend Mova for anyone seeking a great counsellor."
"Mova is a wonderful mix of compassion, insightfulness, wisdom, warmth, and very importantly, well judged humour!
She had the ability to understand and clarify our seemingly complicated personal issues, and worked with us to steadily unravel many layers of confusion and sadness, resulting
in deeper mutual understanding and a hope for the future through clearly defined and agreed life goals.
She never judges - she just understands and her calm, yet dedicated approach to us meant that we could relax and talk, knowing that her expert guidance and support would move us in the right direction."
"My 13 year old son had been suffering with anxiety for 2-3 years before I brought him to see Mova. He had been through the traditional CAHMS programme to no avail.
All I can say is that his treatment with Mova was transformational. I saw an anxious child with low self esteem blossom into a more assured, happier and relaxed boy within a matter of a few weeks.
When I have asked him what made the difference, he told me that Mova just understood him and enabled him to face his fears and address them, rather than hiding them away and (unsuccessfully) trying to
Mova was always calm and kind with my son, but also gave him the courage to think and feel differently about his fears and himself, with amazing results."
I work in the evenings and a Friday and Saturday through the day in a private room in my home. I have parking and am usually able to offer an appointment within one week. I offer online face-to-face counselling via Skype for those who find travel prohibitive.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my Relate training in Marital and Couple Counselling I continuously update and develop my skills and have training in range of disciplines including:
. Cert. in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
. Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
· Performance Coaching
· Managing Change
· Attachment Theory
· Schema Therapy
. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
. Bringing Psychological Understanding to Obesity and Overeating
. The Couple in the Room, Reflections from an Attachment Perspective
. Working Systemically with Genograms
. Love Across the Life Cycle: Neuroscience, Attachment and the Couple
. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
. Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
. Impacts of Countertransference
. Echoism: Understanding and working with the co-dependent in narcissistic relating
I am a Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society, and adhere to its code of practice.
I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Agency. My personal accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£65 per session
" From the minute we met with Mova we both felt relaxed, even my husband who was not sure how this was all going to work. Mova really listened to us and just gets it, life, family, relationships and talked to us like real people not like a typical counsellor and made us feel this is normal, we did work things out which feels great again and we know her door is always open, cannot thank Mova enough."
We saw Mova as a couple for around 8 sessions & always found her to be so easy to talk to, very impartial & full of helpful & practical advice that translated to our daily life. We both felt she was very insightful & somehow seemed to just 'get us' without the need on our part to go into in-depth explanations. We would recommend Mova without hesitation for someone looking for a welcoming, practical & straight-talking counsellor.
Many thanks again for all you did for us,
“From the word go, via my initial email to her, Mova just ‘got’ me. She gave me the words, space and guidance to recover from a betrayal that I didn’t think I could recover from, and helped guide my husband and I onto the road to repairing our marriage. I’d highly recommend both Mova and counselling to anyone that believes their relationship is worth fighting for.”
Just wanted to thank you for all your help and support over the last few months.
I’m not being complacent or thinking that I’m totally out of the woods but I’ve definitely made huge progress.
Your advice re. my “date” on Friday night was perfect. We already have the next two “dates” in the diary.
Thank you again and regards
New to counselling, I was sceptical on if it would work for me but had reached a point in my life where I knew I needed external support. Mova came highly recommended by a previous client. I found Mova incredibly easy to talk to and she helped me to discuss and open up to find the root cause to some issues. By gaining an awareness of my patterns of thought and behaviour, as well as the reasons for it, I was able to consciously analyse them and remove those which were no longer relevant or serving good purpose in my life. I felt an enormous growth and change in me within a relatively short period of time and increased confidence. I noticed changes within 2 sessions. I highly recommend Mova for anyone seeking a great counsellor.
I just wanted to write a quick email to really thank you for everything the counselling you have provided has brought me. I have been meaning to write a card but have forgotten every time and if I don't write an email I will never get round to saying my thanks!
Your sessions really have changed my life and the way I perceive things. You really did help me get through the darkest period of my life and I will forever be grateful for that. Just having someone to sit there, listen and most importantly help my understand everything definitely has changed the way I think.
Of course I still go through my ups and downs but I feel more positive about everything now and I know that if I go back to feeling low I can always go back and see you to clear my head (if you'll have me!!)
Thank you so much again,
I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for our last session which was a real "eye-opener" for me.
After reflecting our discussions can really see how the loss of my mother and the "wounds" I carry inside because of it indeed launches this huge tidal wave of pain when I now am confronted with difficulties. Since Saturday have already had two incidents with this whole divorce hell where I felt the familiar reaction of overwhelming pain and worthlessness creeping up and I did manage to stop myself getting into this awful state by focusing on the actual matter and taking actions to deal with it immediately rather than seeing myself as a victim and powerless of changing the life around me.
So thank you again.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability this Friday and Saturday if you need an urgent appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|