Judith Woolfall MSc PgDip MBACP (Reg)

Judith Woolfall MSc PgDip MBACP (Reg)

Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV10

07886539200

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Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV10

07886539200

About me

Hello, my name is Judy. I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor adhering to the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ethical Framework for Good Practice (BACP, 2016). I work collaboratively using therapeutic approaches that will suit your specific emotional needs, ranging from Person-Centred therapy, CBT, ACT, Systemic therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy through to EMDR. I will help you to develop your self-awareness, sense of self, and empower you by gaining an understanding of how and why you react to certain situations, in turn, enabling you to manage your emotions and life more effectively. Additionally, understanding why you make certain choices that may not always be in your best interests. Discovering yourself through therapy will facilitate this awareness, allowing yourself to value and accept who you are.

I passionately believe that everyone has something in them to value and nurture and that no one is beyond help. Everyone deserves a chance to be happy and to live a rich and peaceful life. I understand it is not always easy asking for help, however, if you are reading this you have already taken the first step.

I work from my home with access to parking. I usually work during the day, however I am happy to see you in an evening if that is more convenient for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master's degree (MSc) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Professional diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training

I have experience working with an extensive range of emotional issues such as depression, stress and GAD (generalised anxiety disorder). Additionally, if you are a survivor of sexual abuse, living with FGM (female genital mutilation), suffering from a loss or bereavement, experiencing domestic violence, abuse, have low self-esteem or confidence issues, suffering from work related stress, self-harming or experiencing suicide ideation, then I will work with you as you work through this difficult emotional time.

I also use EMDR therapy, which is really helpful when working on trauma related issues, PTSD, OCD and phobias, and is endorsed by NICE (2005) and the World Health Organisation (WHO, 2013) for the treatment of PTSD. This is a relatively new therapeutic approach compared to classic CBT or psychotherapy. I have found EMDR to be extremely beneficial for my clients who are severely traumatised by historical or recent events.

I have extensive experience of working with bereavement and loss, having worked for Cruse bereavement care for over 2 years. Losing a loved one can be life changing and I can support a person to mange these changes, as ultimately one doesn't simply 'get over' their loss, as they ultimately find themselves living their life in a different way. I also appreciate loss comes in many forms; death of a partner or family member, a pet, a relationship, job, or maybe a lifestyle.

I have attended the following workshops:

*Relational Mindfulness
*EMDR with OCD
*Rage and Shame
*Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence
*Working with FGM in mental health services
*12 Steps to Addiction

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR (Eye Movement desensitisation reprocessing)

Fees

  • Students:        £30.00 per hour.
  • Individual:       £45.00 per hour.
  • EMDR:            £50.00 per hour (May need more than an hour for your first session)

Further information

  • I have undergone EMDR training under the instruction of Dr Derek Farrell who is the president of EMDR UK and Ireland. This was an amazing course that increased my understanding of the complexity and workings of the brain. It opened my eyes to a different way of working therapeutically, by physically moving the trauma/unhelpful memory to a place within the brain where it becomes simplified and much more manageable. By creating new neural pathways a person is able to change their cognitions and find new ways of coping.
  • I passionately believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship. My initial training in the person-centred approach ensures the core conditions of empathy, congruence and UPR (unconditional positive regard) are always at the forefront of my mind. So whichever therapeutic approach is needed to best support a person, it's important to me that the individual feels accepted and valued.

Maps & Directions

Wolverhampton, WV10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I work from home and am available to see you on an evening and/or weekends if that is more convenient for you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme