Roxana Wood Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
The Gestalt Centre London
15-23 St Pancras Way
Forty Five Central Street
(7 Min Walk From Old Street Tube Station)
I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I trained at The Gestalt Centre London and have worked with counselling services in Camden, Soho and Harlow. At present I work as counsellor in East London providing support to university students. My private practice is based at The Gestalt Centre and Forty Five Central Street, EC1V 8AB. My background is teaching and the visual arts. I have experience in long and short-term counselling working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anger, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationships, bereavement, abuse, trauma and loss. I am particularly interested in issues of belonging and cultural diversity.
There are many reasons why people come to counselling.You may feel unhappy, anxious and stressed. Perhaps you want to know why you get angry with some people and not with others, why you are unable to move forward, feeling stuck and frustrated. You may want to assert yourself more, communicate differently.
Counselling is a talking therapy. When this is difficult this may be combined with other creative activities such as writing and drawing. The aim of counselling is to support and provide you with a confidential opportunity to explore personal issues in safety, focusing on your emotional needs and problems. Through talking you can find out things about yourself that will help you understand what is going on for you. My role is to help you develop your own understanding. Through talking we can gradually learn more about your innermost parts. This can lead the way to greater acceptance of yourself and others. By being more aware you will change and feel more empowered to choose to do things differently.
This work is about being true to your self rather than being who you think you 'should' be, to reclaim those parts of you that have been denied. This is both challenging and rewarding work leading to emotional healing and growth. It works best when we both commit to engaging in the process. We will attend to your whole person: how you/we make contact, talk, hear, listen, move, breathe and see. I will explore with you what you feel, do, want, avoid, expect and dream. The emphasis is on how you relate to yourself and the world around you.
When faced with challenges we learn certain ways of coping which may have become unhelpful and keep us stuck. We can examine your past experiences that may affect the way you see your life now and how that view may be causing you to ignore your real needs and add to your pain. Armed with this knowledge you can move to a healthier attitude towards yourself and the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling, CBT from a Gestalt Perspective, Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, CELTA, BA FA Hons
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Sex problems
one-to-one :£43+ for 50min;
couple: £60+ for 80min;
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
4 pm -9 pm on Wed; other days may become available
Types of client
Supervision & training
As I am on supervision training I am offering one-to-one low-cost supervision in NW1 from October 2016 onwards.View supervision profile