Bonita Wood

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MBACP (accred) Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
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Canterbury CT1 & Whitstable CT5
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About me

Hello and welcome to Bonnie Wood Counselling and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I am an experienced humanistic counsellor, clinical supervisor and accredited member of the BACP (British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I work mostly in a person centred way which means that I am guided by you and that the relationship we build together plays an important part in the counselling process.

I have nearly 10 years experience in working with adults of all ages and young people in private practice and through my previous position at EKC. Within this position I have mentored trainee counsellors, offered group supervision, gained experience as a wellbeing practitioner and provided group sessions on anxiety and wellbeing. 

I can offer a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and I will support you with any life changes you might wish to make. I offer long term and short term solution focused therapy and I am always guided by you as to how long you wish to attend. 

My main aim is to improve your happiness, self acceptance and overall well being and I have a passion for building confidence. I can offer support with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, low mood, loss, relationship issues, bereavement, burn out or just those who need to talk and might feel a bit stuck in their life's journey. I can offer coping mechanisms to help with panic attacks, I am a trauma informed therapist and I have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse, gender identity and dysphoria and any pregnancy related issues. 

As a humanistic therapist I am mainly person centred in approach, however I draw from other approaches within my practice including TA (transactional analysis), Gestalt, mindfulness based C.B.T and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).

I have recently qualified in working with Adoption through the Albany Centre and Barnados Link. I and am able to offer counselling for adoptee's, adopted families, birth parents/families and anyone who wishes to gain some support within this area. Please feel free to contact me for additional information. 

I understand it can be scary to take the step into counselling and you might be feeling anxious. I will do my best to offer a safe, confidential place in which you can feel comfortable and relaxed and able to freely talk and explore your emotional responses and thoughts. I will listen and be with you every step of the way.

I offer face to face sessions from my room at Lombard House in Canterbury and also can offer some availability from Clinic 124 in Whitstable. I can also offer online sessions if preferred. On the first session, I will complete a brief well being assessment and have a chat with you to establish your goals for the sessions. 

Please feel free to contact me for any additional information or if you would like to arrange a short call to see if it it feels right for you. 

I also offer clinical and non clinical Supervision for qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. I am able to offer group supervision work and have experience in working in educational settings as well as other workplace settings. 

Please see below for my fees and concessions and for my qualifications. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accreditation
  • Level 6 Clinical Supervision
  • ACT accreditation Level 2
  • Level 5 MBCBT Advanced Diploma (Mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy).
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic)
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts.

Recent CPD training -

  • Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling - The Albany Centre in partnership with Barnardo's link. 
  • ACT Essentials (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) 
  • Couples Counselling using Systemic Therapy - Online 
  • Essentials of Trauma Therapy  (trauma informed therapy) The Grove Practice, London - August 2022
  • Working with Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and Trauma - The Grove Practice - July 2021
  • Working with Children & Young people with bereavement - Cruse Bereavement Support. 
  • Working with individuals from dysfunctional families.
  • Mental health first aid
  • Mental health awareness training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

  • Counselling £60 per session (50 minutes).
  • Supervision £60 per hour 
  • Concessions - I offer student counsellors a concession rate and I also offer other concessions  -please contact me for information and to discuss a reduced rate if needed. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently work 9am til 5pm on Tuesdays. 9am til 7pm Wednesdays and Thursdays but can also offer online supervision outside of these hours if needed. 

Further information

 Useful information.

I work from my room in Canterbury - Room 321 Lombard House, Health & Wellbeing Centre in Upper Bridge St. 

Lombard House is directly opposite the bus station behind the old city wall.

There is a waiting area, lift access and has receptionists available.

From the bus station - you will need to walk along St George’s Lane (pass Next and Fenwick) and towards the old city wall, turn right at the end of the road on St George’s Street and head towards the underpass. Once you resurface, turn right along Upper Bridge Street and towards Dover Street. We are located just after the Bupa Dentist.

Parking - Holman’s Meadow car park, at the rear of Lombard House, can be accessed by Old Dover Street or Dover Street. There is disabled parking, motorcycle parking. You can pay by card, cash or through their app.The address for the car park is Old Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3JB.

I also have the use of therapy rooms at Clinic 124 in Whitstable. A specialist health clinic providing exceptional treatment and therapies for the whole family with highly experienced clinicians.

Useful information - clinic 124 is set in the heart of Whitstable with easy access by foot, public transport or car. There are two car parks in close proximity: Middle Wall Car park and Shaftesbury Road Car Park.

Bonnie Wood Counselling, Lombard House, Health, Wellbeing & Business Centre, 12-17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Clinic 124, 124 Middle Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is access via lift to my room, please ask for details regarding access.

Online platforms

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In person

I offer supervision face to face or online, either individually on a 1:1 basis and I also offer supervision groups. Canterbury & Whitstable area.

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Bonita Wood
Bonita Wood