Alyson Wood

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BSc (Hons)
Available for new clients
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1SA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer sessions face to face or if you prefer I can also offer an online telephone service.

I recommend a free initial consultation (face to face / telephone ) to answer any questions you may have and to see if I am the right counsellor to join you on your journey.

Anxiety, stress, low mood, relationship issues, whatever your reason for looking here. You may have reached a point in your life where you need or want to change. Counselling can help you  to open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues, which may be holding you back. With the support from the right counsellor alongside the hard work put in by yourself things can change. 

I provide a warm, safe space where you can feel free to talk about whatever it is that you feel had brought you to counselling, or if you don’t know what is is we can work that out together. There's no judgement, diagnosis or advice. Just a safe, confidential environment where there's time and space to work through whatever is bothering you, to come to your own conclusions and find your way forward to a more resilient, fulfilling way of living.

If you're looking for a calm place to clear your thoughts, a confidential relationship where you can talk about what's bothering you, a creative space to work on what is holding you back and a caring presence to help you find the way forward, get in touch.

I am fully insured which covers online therapy with an enhanced DBS certificate, a member of the professional body NCS 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 now work at the Well Woman Centre as a counsellor alongside my private practice.

I also volunteered at GASPED in Wakefield, offering counselling to clients affected by family members who have addiction issues

Level 3 certificate

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

BSc ( Hons) in Therapeutic Counselling

Online Therapy Institute to move your practice online (2020)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Additional information

£40 for 1 hour 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available days, evenings and weekends, I have limited appointments on Friday and Saturday but have most appointments available Thursday. 

Further information

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.

Suite 1b, The Gaslight, Lower Warrengate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately due to the age of the building this is not disabled friendly as my office is up a flights of stairs.


Alyson Wood
Alyson Wood