Amanda Wood MBACP
I am an experienced qualified intergrative counsellor, supervisor and couples counsellor. My own core values of honesty & fairness are at the heart of my optimistic non-directive approach. I provide therapy in a humanistic-person-centred manner, also intergrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused and Psychodynamic theory & techniques within my work.
I believe achieving a therapeutic relationship between client & counsellor is paramount for the counselling process to progress. As you bring & share your issues, worries and hopes, I aim to provide the core conditions of respect, empathy & genuineness in the safe environment of my private consulting room. You will be listened to and your confidentiality respected.
We are all unique and experience difficult and challenging times in different ways, and knowing what to do and how to move forward if often difficult. I will aim to see your issue/s from your perspective and work with you at a pace that is right for you to bring about the changes or understanding that is important for you.
Telephone for a chat, or to book an initial consulation and I will listen to you and offer a confidential consultation to enable you to have that 45 minutes to discuss your needs and feelings.
Further sessions can then be booked on a weekly or fortnightly basis-its your needs that matter. We are all unique and sometimes need some help or direction.
Training, qualifications & experience
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN PERSON CENTRED COUPLES COUNSELLING.
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISION.
POST DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE IN CHILD & ADOLESCENT STUDIES AND THERAPEUTIC SKILLS
Post qualification training in working with Aspergers' & related issues.
Post qualification training in Supporting Parenting.
Post qualification training in CBT & Solution Focused Therapy.
I have had significant experience counselling staff within the NHS and other Public and Private Organisations.
I have also run Confidence Building & Stress Management courses and seminars for organisations.
Research and course provision in :-
2. CONFIDENCE BUILDING SKILLS
3. STRESS AWARENESS
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a member of The Association for Independent Practioners
I adhere to the BACP's requirement for continuing training and monthly supervision to ensure safe practice.
I have a background in Medico-Legal defence work and I have had significant experience counselling staff within the NHS, also having worked in both the Public and Private sector and within charitable organisations.
I PROVIDE A SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND ORGANISATIONS AND E.A.P.S
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Isolation-AN ISSUE FOR MANY CLIENTS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CHANGE
Loss- OFTEN EFFECTING MANY OF US IN BOTH HOME , FAMILY AND WORK MATTERS
Individuals Supporting Relatives through illness & life changing events-I ALSO OFFER HOME VISITS FOR INDIVIDULS WHO DUE TO HEALTH OR MOBILITY ARE UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO MY OFFICE-I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS COUNSELLING AND CURRENTLY SEE A NUMBER OF CLIENTS AT THEIR HOMES AS THIS IS THEIR ONLY MEANS OF ACCESSING COUNSELLING
Individuals who are full time carers
Self-harm- A ISSUS THAT AFFECTS MANY IN VARING FORMS, I AIM TO LOOK AT THE UNDERPINNING CAUSES AND WORK WITH YOU TOWARDS CHANGE AND FEELING IN A BETTER PLACE.
Post natal depression- I HAVE WORKED WITH MANY CLIENTS WHO HAVE MOVED FORWARD IN A POSITIVE WAY OFTEN HAVING FELT VERY ISOLATED AND CONFUSED AT THE FIRST CONSULTATION PERHAPS FEARFUL OF NOT LIFTING THE BLACK CLOUD AND BEING UNABLE TO FIND THEMSELVES AGAIN.
Fees are payable by cash or cheque. Organisations will be invoiced as agreed at the time of referral.
COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS
50 minute sessions (Weekday) - £ 50
50 minute sessions (Saturday) - £ 70
50 minute session (Weekday) - £ 70
50 minute session (Saturday) - £ 85
50 minute session (Weekday) - FROM £ 60
50 minute session (Saturday) - FROM £ 80
60 minutes sessions (Weekdays) - £ 45
Sessions can be booked in 1.5 hr blocks, payment - £ 60
Life - Balance Check-ins
60 minute session (Weekday) - £ 50
60 minute session (Saturday) - £ 70
I offer a discount to students undertaking counselling training.
Counselling and Stress Management Seminars - By negotiation.
Daytime sessions are available at Wakefield.
Both daytime & evening sessions are available at Penistone.
I am aware not everyone can access counselling due to illness or mobility therefore where possible I will make home visits subject to the useual counselling charge
SO IF YOU ARE UNDERGOING TREATMENT, IN POST OP RECOVERY, A CARER WHO IS UNABLE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS COUNSELLING ASSISTANCE. AS I AIM TO PROVIDE A FAIR SERVICE TO ALL AS I BELIEVE COUNSELLING CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOU.
I) COUNSELLING - I provide weekly & fortnightly counselling sessions. You have the choice of attending for short term, time limited or longer term counselling dependant your own needs and circumstances.
2) COUPLES COUNSELLING - A structured process, that to date has achieved good results. PLEASE TELEPHONE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
3) Supervision - Provided to Counsellors, Health Professionals, Holistic Practitioners and other Professionals within Health & Social Care.
4) LIFE-BALANCE CHECK-INS. (a monthly 60 min session ) Which have proven useful to many as a means of unloading life pressures. Often empowering individuals to separate work related conflicts from home life aiming to reduce unwanted stress.
My main office is in Penistone approximately 10 mins from J37 (M1) and easy access from Tankersley with parking for clients. Both daytime and evening Appointments are available, following the initial daytime assessment session.
I also provide weekly sessions on Thursdays & Saturdays in Wakefield at Satori a progressive Complementary Therapy Centre (formerly the"Tovey & Little Dentist", opp the Wakefield College Entrance) WF1 2QP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
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