Wendy Woodcock Registered Counsellor MBACP (Accred).
Hello I am Wendy, I have been counselling in Peterborough since 1998. I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have worked in many settings over the years within Peterborough and its surrounding areas,
- Doctors Surgeries, - Counselling a diverse range of individuals.
- Within voluntary agencies - meeting the needs of specific clients.
- I managed 2 well known Young People's Counselling services respectively at different times.
- I have counselled for Insight Healthcare (NHS Counselling Service - counselling a diverse range of individuals)
- I was the Peterborough Regional College Counsellor for two years - Counselling students of all ages from younger to mature.
I provide a professional, confidential, down to earth, sensitive, collaborative and non judgemental counselling service in central Peterborough or online to individuals, and I have the fullest commitment to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to allow for the first initial few questions, and give both you and I a sense of whether we might be able to work together.
I also offer an Initial Assessment (with a fee) and this is a chance for you to tell me what brings you to counselling, and what you want and need from counselling, you may have questions to ask me, and I will have a few more questions for you.
You are under no obligation to continue counselling after the initial assessment, however if we both feel we connect and can work together, then we can arrange weekly sessions (recommended for continuity and consistency) initially, these can be modified with discussion together.
I offer short, medium or long term counselling.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Fees are £50 per 50 minute session (see further down the page for more details)
I work in a very fluid way, getting to know you and tailoring the counselling to your needs. I am trained integratively and work in a Person Centred way, but I can also help you link to your past, and can help support you with techniques and ways of supporting yourself in the present.
I will encourage you to be aware of how you feel on many levels so you can become holistically self-aware.
I can offer other materials to help you connect and make sense of things, such as painting, drawing, (you do not need to be an artist or feel you have to meet certain levels, just express yourself as you need).
I will help you become aware of how your body responds to your emotions, and how you feel as a whole person.
I will not judge you and will help you to not judge yourself in the process as we are all human.
I attend regular continued professional development. These trainings influence the way I work and further advance my development and update my skills. This all helps create a richness to what I can offer you.
I am an Accredited member of and work within the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists code of ethics and Framework.
I am fully insured.
I am registered with the Information Registers Office (IRO)
I hold a regularly updated Enhanced DBS certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate Adlerian Supervision (1yr) Cambridge Supervision Training CST.
Higher Diploma Integrative Counselling (2yrs) Huntingdon regional College
Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (3 yrs) P/boro Regional College
Foundation Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (1yr) P/boro Regional College
Group-work Training with Cambridge Groupwork.
Creative Arts Therapy Training (Accredited by PTUK)
Training and CPD
I have had training in the following areas and many more that are not listed here.
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Body Psychotherapy
- Sexual Abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Anxiety disorders
- Mental health
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Creative Arts
- Ascension symptoms
- Wakefulness orientation.
- Spiritual development.
- 'Mind' Lincoln Road - Support worker
- Talktime Counselling Service - Child therapist - Individual and Group-work
- YMCA Young Peoples Counselling Service - Manager of the service
- Whittlesey Young Peoples Counselling Service - co-ordinated the service
- Oasis (SARC, Sexual Assault Referral Centre) - Individual and Group-work
- Private Practice
- NHS Insight counsellor
- Peterborough Regional College counsellor
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of loneliness and worthlessness
Loss and/or bereavement
Difficulty forming or sustaining Relationships
Feeling left out and/or abandoned
Fear of any kind.
Lack of purpose
I can also aid you with personal development which may include spiritual development.
Please contact me if you are in any doubt.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£50 per 50 minute session.
- I work individually with young people from 18 years and adults of all ages.
- The Initial Assessment is £50.
- Payment is required 24 hours before the agreed appointment time, by bank transfer, please ask for more details.
- We can discuss your thoughts in brief via a brief 20 minute telephone conversation free of charge, before we meet for the assessment, by appointment.
I offer appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings 6-9pm.
I will be taking time off for a spring break 1-9th May.
Due to Covid 19 I am not working face to face at the moment. I am following government guidelines to keep clients and myself safe. I offer counselling over the phone or over online video call.
Once open again my consulting room is within Simply Chi situated at 81 Lincoln Road in Peterborough town centre and is easily served by all major roads.
I have clients from many surrounding areas including Bourne, Spalding, Huntingdon, Stamford, Oundle, Market Deeping and Cambridge.
The city is served by a good bus service to the town centre and Lincoln road is no more than 5 minutes walk from the bus station.
There is free parking at the venue, however in the unlikely event that the carpark is full there is a on road fee paying parking metre road side of the venue.