Antonia Woods

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MBACP Reg | Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cardiff CF3 & CF11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for visiting my profile page. My name is Antonia, it can be a very daunting experience choosing a counsellor but you have taken the first step.

I offer 50 minute sessions online, via Teams or Zoom (in the evenings) and face-to-to face sessions on a Saturday between 11-3pm.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Level 7). Integrative Therapy draws from three main approaches, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), this approach gives the ability to tailor counselling to meet your individual needs.

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I adhere to their ethical code and complaints procedures. The BACP is the leading professional association for members of the counselling profession they develop and promote safe, ethical, competent practice.

My focus is to create a therapeutic relationship that is human, caring, and respectful. I believe building a strong therapeutic relationship and working collaboratively with you is the key to growth and change. In my experience working this way supports the development of increased self-awareness. This often leads to  clarity, insight, growth and change for you as the client.

My approach to Counselling is everyone is unique, therefore what works for one client might not work for another. I trained in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, which allows me to bring different elements of specific therapies together in order to suit your individual needs. 

My aim is to offer a relaxed, down to earth, safe and confidential space for you to talk about whatever issues you may have.  I understand that clients often bring  subjects to therapy that are deeply private and can be uncomfortable and/or upsetting to talk about. My aim is to provide a space where you as the client feel able to talk freely whilst remaining safe.

I am continually embracing new ways of working through continued professional development.

I have undertaken recent training in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Social Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training 
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid (Instructor)
  • Substance Misuse/Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Group Work
  • Mindfulness
  • Rewind
  • Data Protection Essentials
  • Reflective Journaling
  • Principles of Transactional Analysis
  • Pluralistic Counselling 
  • Link Theory to Personal Development
  • Counselling Clients in Substance misuse
  • Configurations of self
  • Attending
  • Attachment Theory
  • REWIND Training
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy
  • One session Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 6 & 7)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB 2018/2019)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB 2017/2018)
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB 2016)
  • REWIND  Trained- IARTT - International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (2022)
  • BACP Competences for Telephone and e-Counselling (2020)
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy (City & Guilds)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy (City & Guilds)

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Tuesday, Wednesday  & Thursday  evenings online.

On Saturdays I offer face -to-face sessions between 10 - 4pm.

Further information

I have been employed in various different roles over the last twenty years all have involved me working directly with individuals with a diagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities,  ADHD and Autism. 

I completed my placement whilst studying in at a substance misuse charity.

Please enquire regarding practice hours.

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF3

W2 Offices, Wellington House, Wellington Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9BE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Teams

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