Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

The Grove Practice
4 Wimpole Street

Park View Medical Centre
276 Marton Road

07525 919952

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About me

Hello, I am Amanda-Jane and am an experienced counselling psychologist. I am non-judgemental and have an empathic and understanding outlook to your concerns and problems. I perceive each individual in his/her own right and accept different cultural values and ethnic backgrounds and always attempt to understand the situation. I work to maintain the highest standard of care in accordance with the BPS and Health Care Professions Council ethical and professional code of conduct

I work with adults and young people aged 16 years and above. I have experience working within a wide range of clinical severity in adult mental health including the acute in-patient setting, NHS, voluntary organisations, domestic violence agency, occupational health and Military and Veteran mental health.

I work as an integrative psychologist and draw upon therapeutic models according to your individual need including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR and hypnotherapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing.

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge dealing with psychological trauma arising from childhood trauma (physical, sexual and emotional/neglect), road traffic accidents, traumatic pregnancy and birth, accidents within the workplace, sudden death by suicide, combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and, transitioning from Military to Civilian life.

I am an Accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) practitioner. EMDR is an evidence-based model of treatment for trauma and can also be used for other issues including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety/panic, pain, phobias, complicated grief, self-esteem and performance enhancement. I also have a certificate in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, approved by the British Psychology Society. I use hypnotherapy as a form of relaxation within my client work for conditions and problems as: from anxiety disorders, anger management, addictions, performance enhancement, exam stress and irritable bowel syndrome

I offer short and long-term therapy dependent upon your individual need. This will be discussed and agreed at your assessment session. Where appropriate I utilise mindfulness and also creative therapy (painting, drawing, sand tray).

Please feel free to email me on clevelandpyschologyservices@gmail.com or call me on 07525919952 to book an assessment and discuss your needs and therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience includes assessment and therapeutic intervention for a wide range of problems and enduring mental health conditions. I have worked within Military Mental Health and with Veterans and their families. I have an awareness of the stigmas, culture and values within the Military population and how this differs from working with civilians.

I have worked within a domestic violence agency dealing with women with the following problems: childhood trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety/panic, low self-esteem, PTSD, loss and bereavement, eating and personality disorders. I have also worked within acute, specialist NHS services and in Occupational Health within a large industrial company.

Prior to my work as a psychologist, I  worked as a qualified nurse both in the UK and abroad. I have many years of experience in working with individuals suffering from chronic, long term illness like cancer and renal failure. I was employed as a qualified Clinical Nurse Specialist for breast cancer providing psychological support for women of all ages coming to terms with a diagnosis of breast cancer, treatment and beyond.

My qualifications are:

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • FDA in Counselling
  • Accredited EMDR Practitioner*
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • British Psychology Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Breast Care Nursing
  • Diploma in Professional Nurse Studies
  • Diploma in Renal Nursing
  • Registered General Nurse
  • MA in German

*( An Accredited EMDR Practitioner means that a therapist has achieved the standard set of requirements of their member organisation. This means they have provided therapy for a minimum number of hours and provided proof of competency )

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy Accredited Training(EMDR parts 1-4)
  • BPS Expert Witness training Part 1,2, 3 and 4
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Attachment Focussed Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy(AF-EMDR) trained with Dr Laurel Parnell

I am:

  • A Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychology Society (BPS)
  • A registered practitioner psychologist with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC)
  • A member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP)
  • A member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Fees at Park View, Middlesbrough:

  • The initial assessment is £75 per hour.
  • This provides you with an opportunity to discuss your problems and decide whether you wish to go ahead with therapy.
  • Further sessions cost £75.00 per hour.
  • Clinical Supervision is 60 minutes and costs £50 per session
  • I offer reduced rates for trainee psychologists/student counsellors requiring personal development. Please ring and enquire.

Fees at The Grove Clinic, London, W1G 9SH

  • Fees  £150.00 for 50 minutes.
  • Dependent upon the time of day, I  do offer some reduced rates. Please ring to enquire.

Fees are different if you are paying via medical/health insurance, please contact me for more details.

I am an approved provider with the following insurance companies:

Aviva, Allianz, Cigna, Vitality, BUPA, Axa PPP, Aetna International and WPA

Further information

I offer home visits where appropriate for individual clients. Additional charges may apply for home visits. Please ring or email me for further details on:

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9SH
Middlesbrough, TS4 2NS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Bi-lingual German, French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Parkview Medical Clinic:

Monday and Wednesday from 09.30 until 20.00hrs

The Grove Clinic:

Thursday 08.00 until 13.00

18 until 21 hours

Friday 08.00 until 17.00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults