Kate Wood BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.
Do you need some support for yourself or a loved one? I offer counselling for individuals, children, parents & families.Therapy enables you to express & explore difficult & challenging situations in a non-judgmental & safe environment.
In difficult situations, I aim to help you to:
- Understand your self and issues that are arising
- Clarify any confusion you may have.
- Feel more control in your life
- Cope with your life and every day stress.
- Focus on life with a clearer mind
- Move forward with your life, setting and achieving goals.
- become more positive about your self
- get to know your self better and the triggers that cause you stress.
I believe that everyone can have their struggles and feel stuck at times. My goal and focus is to open exploration to become self-aware. Self-awareness is something that grows over a period of time.Techniques to access information about oneself, can be learned, and personal experiences can affect personal thoughts and feelings. My aim is to explore all these issues and concerns with you, and use the knowledge gained to help you overcome your own personal issues. Once this is achieved this enables awareness of your loved ones, which can build stronger relationships.
I am an experienced BACP Registered Therapist working with individuals, couples and families. My theoretical orientation is a humanistic approach. Humanistic therapy tends towards optimism, on the belief that people have a natural inclination to strive toward self-fulfillment. The goal is to help self-actualize through self-examination, self-mastery, and creative expression. Therapists use open-ended responses, reflective listening and tentative interpretations to help their clients develop self-understanding and acceptance Through further training I have now implemented CBT, Creative Therapy, Family therapy and Psychodynamic, into my practice. This has led me to be more integrative, which I believe is essential in catering to each individual.
I offer a quiet relaxed atmosphere that allows you to explore yourself. I am aware that it is very daunting talking about your problems to someone new, however I feel very passionately about developing an honest trusting relationship where you feel at ease.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 3 Counselling
- Foundation degree in counselling
- BA Honors’ in counselling
- Drug and alcohol misuse training
- Art therapy training
- Emotional resilience training
- Attachment training
- Neuroscience/thrive training
I have experience working in the Sunderland and Newcastle community with adults and families. I have worked at ‘Lifeline’, which is a drug and alcohol service, in which I offered counselling to many adults with addictions and also supported the families of the clients I am currently working as a school counsellor throughout the northeast, where I support children, families and staff.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
Individual: £40 per hour
Couple: £60 per hour
Family therapy: £60 per hour
Reduced rate for block booking
Please contact me via email or telephone for any questions or further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday Thursday Friday and Saturday days. Monday-Saturday evenings
Types of client