Flo Wood

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Newport NP10 & NP20
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About me

Hi, I'm Flo and I've been helping people through counselling for almost 20 years now. I know that people do their best to cope with difficult relationships, situations, events, whether at home or at work, for example, problems of various kinds, changes, planned or unplanned, can be stressful and even overwhelming at times. I also know that sharing these with someone 'on the outside' can be really helpful: someone to encourage you to come up with some more creative solutions and ideas about what to do; to develop some new coping strategies to add to what you already know helps; to figure out what soothes and comforts you. We all try to deal with our problems in a number of ways - some of them really useful, some of them not quite so much. After all, if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

If what you're doing isn't working . . . try something else!

During an initial session with me, we can look together at what you think isn't working well for you at the moment, and, most importantly, how you'd prefer things to be. While being realistic to the fact that there are some things that are outside of your control, we can also see where you do have the power and resources to make changes. It's a basic truth that we can control some things, influence others, and at times, there are situations and circumstances that we have no control over and that can produce a certain amount of anxiety, to say the least. Having an idea about what is it that you would like to gain from working with me is helpful, but I fully appreciate that sometimes it’s not easy to it sum up, or even explain what you want. You may not be clear on that when we first meet and that's ok, hopefully during the work, new ideas and possibilities will emerge that will give us both a clearer picture. Sometimes we just know that life’s in a bit of a mess and we don’t know what to do to make it better. We know we need to sort some stuff out, but we’re not entirely sure what we'll find or what to do with it. The end result though, is usually a sense of achievement or relief, and having gained some control.

This may involve:

Identifying how you feel at the moment.

What will make the most difference if you were able to change something?

What unsatisfactory patterns of behaviour are you repeating over and over again just leading to more and more frustration?

Thoughts that continually go through your mind, feeling like they're on a loop but never resolved.

Having a continual conversation with yourself that's less than compassionate or merciful - in fact the voice can be very cruel and condemning, constantly criticising and making you feel worse.

I offer 60 minute sessions of counselling, in person, via video or phone call from a safe and private environment where I hope that you will feel free to fully think about the things that aren't working for you at the moment. 

If you have any questions that you'd like answered about the way that I work, please don't hesitate to call or email me using the contact details listed.


I am a registered and accredited member of BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Supervision CPCAB
PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) UWN

I have been involved with a counselling agency in the centre of Newport for a number of years working with people who bring a wide range of problems and difficulties. Some examples include: bereavement, depression, low self esteem, anxiety and stress, termination of pregnancy, various issues arising from the Pandemic/lockdown. There are many reasons why people seek out counselling, so of course, this is just a brief snapshot of some of the more frequent issues that arose.

Before running my own private practice in Newport, I also worked therapeutically with children and families affected by visual impairment and other special needs within educational settings.

As a counsellor I work with adult individuals

I've continued to train and develop my work and also offer myself as a supervisor for other therapists too.

I have professional insurance to cover my practice.

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Some people find that they want to look at the difficulties that they face in the light of their spiritual beliefs and I am happy to help you explore that part of yourself, if it's significant for you. Your sense of spirituality may be very important to you, and having it acknowledged during therapy, therefore, may be equally important.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals: £50 per session - 60 minutes
Students: £40 - 60 minutes

                                                               


When I work

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Afternoon
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I'm available to see you Tuesday - Thursday* 9am - 6pm. I hope that I can be fairly flexible and fit in with your requirements.

*Thursdays I am available for in person sessions if preferred.

Liberty Church, Gaer Park Drive, Newport, NP20 3NN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My counselling room is on the first floor where and access is by stairs only.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

Having supervised students and qualified counsellors for over 12 years, this is a relationship that ideally supports you and your work as a therapist

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