Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

Park View Medical Centre
276 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS4 2NS

07525 919952

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Park View Medical Centre
276 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS4 2NS

07525 919952

About me


Hello, I am Amanda-Jane and I am a counselling psychologist. I am non-judgemental and have an empathic and understanding outlook to your concerns and problems. I perceive each individual in his/her own right and accept different cultural values and ethnic backgroudns and always attempt to understand the situation. I work to maintain the highest standard of care in accordance with the BPS and Health Care Professions Council ethical and professional code of conduct

I work with adults, young people (13-18) and couples. I have experience working within a wide range of clinical severity in adult mental health including the acute in-patient setting, NHS, voluntary organisations, domestic violence agency, occupational health and Military and Veteran mental health.

I work as an integrative psychologist and draw upon therapeutic models according to your individual need including: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR and hypnotherapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing.

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge dealing with psychological trauma arising from: childhood trauma (physical, sexual and emotional/neglect), road traffic accidents, traumatic pregnancy and birth, accidents within the workplace, sudden death by suicide, combat related post-traumatic stress disorder and, transitioning from Military to Civilian life.

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence based mode of treatment. EMDR can also be used for other issues including: Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety/panic, pain, phobias, complicated grief, self-esteem and performance enhancement. I also have a certificate in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, approved by the British Psychology Society. I use hypnotherapy as a form of relaxation within my client work for conditions and problems as: from anxiety disorders, anger management, addictions, performance enhancement, exam stress, irritable bowel syndrome and smoking cessation.

I offer short and long-term therapy dependent upon your individual need. This will be discussed and agreed at your assessment session. Where appropriate I utilise mindfulness and also creative therapy (painting, drawing, sand tray).

Please feel free to email me on amanda.wood@mail.com or call me on 07525919952 to book an assessment and discuss your needs and therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience includes assessment and therapeutic intervention for a wide range of problems and enduring mental health conditions. I have worked within Military Mental Health and with Veterans and their families. I have an aware of the stigmas, culture and values within the Military population and how this differs from working with civilians.

I have worked within a domestic violence agency dealing with women with the following problems: childhood trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety/panic, low self-esteem, PTSD, loss and bereavement, eating and personality disorders. I have also worked within acute, specialist NHS services and in Occupational Health within a large industrial company.

Prior to my work as a psychologist I  worked as a qualified nurse both in the UK and abroad. I have many years of experience in working with individuals suffering from chronic, long term illness as cancer and renal failure. I was employed as a qualified Clinical Nurse Specialist for breast cancer providing psychological support for women of all ages coming to terms with a diagnosis of  breast cancer, treatment and beyond.

My qualifications are:

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • FdA in Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • British Psychology Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Breast Care Nursing
  • Diploma in Professional Nurse Studies
  • Diploma in Renal Nursing
  • Registered General Nurse

I have further training in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy Accredited Training(EMDR parts 1-4)
  • BPS Expert Witness training Part 1 and 2
  • Trauma focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

I am:

  • A Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychology Society (BPS)
  • A registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC)
  • A member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP)
  • A member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

Fees at Park View, Middlesbrough:

  • The initial assessment is 60 minutes and costs £60 per session. This provides you with an opportunity to discuss your problems and decide whether you wish to go ahead with therapy.
  • Thereafter sessions cost £60.00 per hour
  • EMDR therapy costs £70 per session
  • Hypnotherapy costs £60 per session
  • Smoking cessation. Please ring and enquire
  • Couples Therapy costs £70.00 per session
  • I offer reduced rates for Veterans and their families, trainee psychologists/student counsellors requiring personal development. Please ring and enquire
  • Clinical Supervision is 60 minutes and costs £60 per session

I am an approved provider with AVIVA insurance

Further information

I offer home visits where appropriate for individual clients. Arrangements can be made for therapeutic work at other locations with the North-East of England. Additional charges may apply for home visits. Please ring or email me for further details on:
07525919952

Maps & Directions

Middlesbrough, TS4 2NS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Bi-lingual German, French

Availability

I am available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09.00 until 21.00hrs and Saturday from 09.00 to 12.00hrs.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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