Alyson Wood - Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling, BACP
Finding the right therapist for counselling in itself can be a journey so thank you for taking the time to look through what I can offer you. I can offer a safe and confidential space to talk through whatever you feel you would like bring. For me, I am a qualified counsellor who works with a Person-Centred approach. What does this mean? It means I won’t be offering advice, I will be treating you with respect, showing empathy in a non judgmental space, where we can build a therapeutic relationship to work together.
The person-centred approach works well with people who want to explore their feelings without being directed. I believe that a person given the right support has the ability to achieve their full potential.
I understand every counsellor may not be right, so I suggest a free initial consultation lasting around 30 minutes to see if this is something we both feel comfortable in working together and to answer any questions you may have.
I am fully insured with an enhanced DBS certificate, a member of the professional body BACP and I am registered with the ICO. What does this mean? It means I work within ethical boundaries to ensure the safety of all my clients. Confidentiality and guidelines are important to follow to make sure I am providing the highest service within the profession.
Counselling is one to one and is provided in a beautiful room in Wakefield easily accessible by car, bus and train, with free parking onsite.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Well Woman Wakefield for 3 years, where I offered counselling to a full range of issues. I previously worked there for 2 years as a drop- in volunteer.
I currently volunteer at GASPED in Wakefield offering counselling to clients affected by family members who have additions to substances.
My background is as a holistic massage therapist so I feel I offer a calm and warm approach to the counselling profession.
Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BSc ( Hons) in Therapeutic Counselling (current)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£40 for 50 minute sessions
£30 reduced fee for students ( please bring ID to qualify ) 50 minute sessions
The car park is opened by electric gates where I will be there to greet you. The parking is free and safe. If you prefer to park elsewhere I would recommend the Ridings car park which is payable.
I am very close to Wakefield Kirkgate train station and the bus station.
For a free consultation please feel free to e mail or text/ call me and I will be more than happy to answer any queries or questions you have.
As there is a stair case to the room unfortunately I cannot help clients who cannot access this as there is no lift.
The building is situated next to citilodge hotel, opposite ABC cars.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available days, evenings and weekends, mainly Wednesday-Saturday but please contact me if these are not suitable.
Types of client