Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

Dr Amanda-Jane Wood, Chartered Psychologist

The Grove Practice
4 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 9SH

Park View Medical Centre
276 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS4 2NS

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

I have further training in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy Accredited Training(EMDR parts 1-4)
  • BPS Expert Witness training Part 1,2, 3 and 4
  • Trauma-focussedd Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

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

HCPC
BPS

Fees

Fees at Park View, Middlesbrough:

  • The initial assessment is 50 minutes and costs £70 per session.
  • This provides you with an opportunity to discuss your problems and decide whether you wish to go ahead with therapy.
  • Further sessions cost £70.00 for 50 minutes
  • EMDR therapy costs £75 for 60 minutes
  • 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

Please ring to enquire to discuss availability and my fees.

I am an approved provider with the following insurance companies:

Aviva, Allianz, Cigna, Vitality 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:
07525919952

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9SH
Middlesbrough, TS4 2NS

Type of session

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

Practical details

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Parkview Medical Clinic: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 09.30 until 20.00hrs The Grove Clinic Thursday 18 until 22 hours Friday 08.00 until 12.00

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme