Amanda Wood MBACP

Amanda Wood MBACP

Office No 2
2 - 4 Bridge Street
Penistone
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S36 6AJ

Satori Complementary Therapy Centre
20a Bond Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2QP

07989134201

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Office No 2
2 - 4 Bridge Street
Penistone
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S36 6AJ

Satori Complementary Therapy Centre
20a Bond Street
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2QP

07989134201

About me

I am an experienced qualified intergrative counsellor, supervisor and couples counsellor. My own core values of honesty & fairness are at the heart of my optimistic non-directive approach. I provide therapy in a humanistic-person-centred manner, also intergrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused and Psychodynamic theory & techniques within my work.

I believe achieving a therapeutic relationship between client & counsellor is paramount for the counselling process to progress. As you bring & share your issues, worries and hopes, I aim to provide the core conditions of respect, empathy & genuineness in the safe environment of my private consulting room. You will be listened to and your confidentiality respected.

We are all unique and experience difficult and challenging times in different ways, and knowing what to do and how to move forward if often difficult. I will aim to see your issue/s from your perspective and work with you at a pace that is right for you to bring about the changes or understanding that is important for you.
Telephone for a chat, or to book an initial consulation and I will listen to you and offer a confidential consultation to enable you to have that 45 minutes to discuss your needs and feelings.
Further sessions can then be booked on a weekly or fortnightly basis-its your needs that matter. We are all unique and sometimes need some help or direction.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip.Couns, MBACP
 
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN PERSON CENTRED COUPLES COUNSELLING.

POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISION.

POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN CHILD & ADOLESCENT STUDIES AND THERAPEUTIC SKILLS

Post qualification training in working with Aspergers'  & related issues.

Post qualification training in Supporting Parenting.

Post qualification training in CBT & Solution Focused Therapy.

I have had significant experience counselling staff within the NHS and other Public and Private Organisations.

I have also run Confidence Building & Stress Management courses and seminars for organisations.

Research and course provision in :-
1. COMMUNICATION
2. CONFIDENCE BUILDING SKILLS
3. STRESS AWARENESS
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a member of The Association for Independent Practioners

I adhere to the BACP's requirement for continuing training and monthly supervision to ensure safe practice.

I have a background in Medico-Legal defence work and I have had significant experience counselling staff within the NHS, also having worked in both the Public and Private sector and within charitable organisations.
I PROVIDE A SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND ORGANISATIONS AND E.A.P.S

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Isolation-AN ISSUE FOR MANY CLIENTS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CHANGE

Loss- OFTEN EFFECTING MANY OF US IN BOTH HOME , FAMILY AND WORK MATTERS

Individuals Supporting Relatives through illness & life changing events-I ALSO OFFER HOME VISITS FOR INDIVIDULS WHO DUE TO HEALTH OR MOBILITY ARE UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO MY OFFICE-I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS COUNSELLING AND CURRENTLY SEE A NUMBER OF CLIENTS AT THEIR HOMES AS THIS IS THEIR ONLY MEANS OF ACCESSING COUNSELLING

Individuals who are full time carers

Self-harm- A ISSUS THAT AFFECTS MANY IN VARING FORMS, I AIM TO LOOK AT THE UNDERPINNING CAUSES AND WORK WITH YOU TOWARDS CHANGE AND FEELING IN A BETTER PLACE.

Post natal depression- I HAVE WORKED WITH MANY CLIENTS WHO HAVE MOVED FORWARD IN A POSITIVE WAY OFTEN HAVING FELT VERY ISOLATED AND CONFUSED AT THE FIRST CONSULTATION PERHAPS FEARFUL OF NOT LIFTING THE BLACK CLOUD AND BEING UNABLE TO FIND THEMSELVES AGAIN.

Fees

Fees are payable by cash or cheque. Organisations will be invoiced as agreed at the time of referral.

COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS


50 minute  sessions (Weekday) - £ 45
50 minute  sessions (Saturday) - £ 50

Couples

50 minute session (Weekday) - £ 60
50 minute session (Saturday) - £ 70

Organisations

50 minute session (Weekday) - FROM £ 50
50 minute session (Saturday) - FROM £ 55

Supervision

60 minutes sessions (Weekdays) - £ 45

Sessions can be booked in 1.5 hr blocks, payment - £ 60

Life - Balance Check-ins

60 minute session (Weekday) - £ 45
60 minute session (Saturday) - £ 55


REDUCED RATES

I offer a discount to students undertaking counselling training.

Counselling and Stress Management Seminars - By negotiation.

Daytime sessions are available at Wakefield.

Both daytime & evening sessions are available at Penistone.

HOME VISITS

I am aware not everyone can access counselling due to illness or mobility therefore where possible I will make home visits subject to the useual counselling charge

SO IF YOU ARE UNDERGOING TREATMENT, IN POST OP RECOVERY, A CARER WHO IS UNABLE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS COUNSELLING ASSISTANCE. AS I AIM TO PROVIDE A FAIR SERVICE TO ALL AS I BELIEVE COUNSELLING CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOU.

Further information

OPTIONS
I) COUNSELLING - I provide weekly & fortnightly counselling sessions. You have the choice of attending for short term, time limited or longer term counselling dependant your own needs and circumstances.

2) COUPLES COUNSELLING - A structured process, that to date has achieved good results. PLEASE TELEPHONE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

3) Supervision - Provided to Counsellors, Health Professionals, Holistic Practitioners and other Professionals within Health & Social Care.

4) LIFE-BALANCE CHECK-INS. (a monthly 60 min session ) Which have proven useful to many as a means of unloading life pressures. Often empowering individuals to separate work related conflicts from home life aiming to reduce unwanted stress.
 
My main office is in Penistone approximately 10 mins from J37 (M1) and easy access from Tankersley with parking for clients. Both daytime and evening Appointments are available, following the initial daytime assessment session.

I also provide weekly sessions on Thursdays & Saturdays in Wakefield at Satori a progressive Complementary Therapy Centre (formerly the"Tovey & Little Dentist", opp the Wakefield College Entrance) WF1 2QP

Maps & Directions

Barnsley, S36 6AJ
Wakefield, WF1 2QP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

I am a Counsellor, Couples Counsellor and Supervisor.

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