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Amy Wood, Counsellor, psychotherapist (MBACP)

London, SE4

About me

It was my own experience of counselling as a young student that made me see the true value of speaking openly and honestly with a professional. The counselling relationship really is like no other. I didn't have to worry about her feelings, whether she would judge me or whether she would tell someone else. True freedom. It was an incredible experience, and it is the reason I'm a counsellor today.

If there are things you find hard to talk about, maybe even hard to think about, together we can create a warm, honest and trusting relationship in which you may feel able to open up and explore the things you find difficult. You may simply be curious to understand yourself better, you may be feeling stuck, you may be suffering from anxiety, or you may have niggling worries that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try to ignore them. I understand, and I can help you to feel safe enough to explore those things in therapy.

As an integrative counsellor, I don’t use one blanket approach with all clients and all problems, but instead tailor-make my approach to you and what you’re bringing. I think counselling should be a collaboration between therapist and client, the counsellor is there to help you explore everything that needs exploring in a safe, calm and open space.

If you have any questions at all, or would like to set up a free brief phone call, just hit 'message me', or head to my website.

Due to current government guidelines I can only offer video/phone sessions. If you are struggling to cope with the pressures of these uncertain times, you are not alone. Reach out to a friend, family member or, if you feel able, a counsellor. Connection of any type right now is hugely important.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP-Accredited course)

Certificate in Counselling skills (Levels 2 & 3)

BSc(honours) degree in Psychology

Certificates in:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Neuroscience, Attachment and the Therapeutic Alliance
  • Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Working with Dreams in Therapy

Professional Liability Insurance with Towergate Insurance

Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£60 per session (free brief phone call before our first session for an informal chat and for you to ask me any questions you may have)

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I only have a small number of concession spaces so please mention when contacting me if you qualify for this rate.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Available for phone/online sessions only, and also face-to-face in Brockley when the rules change.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Amy Wood, Counsellor, psychotherapist (MBACP)

Amy Wood, Counsellor, psychotherapist (MBACP)