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About me

Covid-19

I am now offering online counselling (Skype, Messenger, Whatsapp, etc.) as well as face-to-face counselling. I try to be as flexible as I can with times and work most mornings and at least three evenings a week. Online couple counselling can even be done with the couple in separate locations.

Areas where I can help

Specialising in marriage, couple and relationship issues I have 34 years counselling experience. Trust, infidelity, communication, conflict, anger, forgiveness, 'active listening', personality types, etc. are just some of the relationship issues I deal with.

Anxiety, depression, anger management and internet issues are also areas where I have a great deal of counselling experience and expertise.  I am also the BUPA counsellor for the Kettering area.

I came into counselling through working through some of my own issues (true for most counsellors I think) and find I have a real heart to help people out. I enjoy seeing peoples' lives change for the better and when couples have children, I am particularly keen to try and help save the relationship. I integrate different counselling styles, look at personality types and background, give 'homework' if people are agreeable to it and draw on 34 years of extensive experience (including being a G.P.'s counsellor, a prison counsellor and a Social Services family counsellor).

Testimonials

To check out what others have said about me previously, please click through to my own website and look at the many testimonials or look at the 80+ Google Reviews I have and see what others have said about how my counselling has helped them.

Getting in touch

You are not committing yourself by coming to a first session to see if you think I may be able to help you. I offer a 50% discount on the price of the first session. Please don't hesitate to text, call or email to arrange this.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as 34 years of practical experience, I hold these formal qualifications:

  • BA (Hons.) in Modern History and International Relations.
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (AQA).
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Marriage counselling, couples counselling, relationship issues and family issues are areas that I especially deal with. Also recovering from an affair (or affairs) and breakdown of trust, addiction to internet porn, past sexual abuse, emotional abuse and physical abuse. Also domestic violence and anger management, bereavement, depression, anxiety and fears. The first session with a 50% discounted fee can help you decide - without any commitment - if counselling with me is the way forward for you.

Online marriage counselling, online couple counselling and online relationship counselling are also offered.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

There are no set number of appointments.

Private individuals and employees referred by their employers are all welcomed. Referrals from Social Services and other agencies are also taken.

I offer 50% off the first session and thereafter my fees are £50 for a session of individual counselling and £60 for a session of couple or family counselling. A session lasts for fifty minutes. Please contact me by text, phone or email (see top of page) to arrange the initial consultation.

Counselling for employees can be arranged at company premises and I can travel to counsel individuals, couples and families in their own homes (travel time to be taken into consideration).

My fees can be lowered for those genuinely unable to afford them.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Most mornings and evenings.

St. Mary's Road
Kettering
Northants
NN15 7BP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

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

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David Woodward, Online, telephone and face-to-face counsellor (BA. MNCS.)

David Woodward, Online, telephone and face-to-face counsellor (BA. MNCS.)