Carol Woods MBACP, PgDip. Counseling.
07724156561 / 07724 156561
As the client counselor relationship is at the very core of my work it is important to me that we can work effectively together to achieve the best possible outcome for you. People differ we may face similar life problems and stresses that can impact on our health, mental wellbeing, relationships, and work. Yet our experience of these problems are unique and personal to each of us.
I work in an integrative way to suit your specific counselling needs. I can offer you a safe non judgemental counselling space where I will welcome you with an open mind and heart, as I very much value diversity and respect the individual. We will work together at your pace to help you explore the issues that are troubling you.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship difficulties, change and loss, bereavement, the ageing process, gender, identity issues, self acceptance and personal growth.
My special area of interest is in Womens Health and Well Being. Building on self- esteem, confidence, self- awareness and personal growth and development. Helping Women to find a sense of their own identity which can often be lost in the many other roles they have in life. I also have a work background and wide experience in working with domestic abuse.
Mental Health Issues can be extremely challenging and impactful, particularly to so many young people in our present culture, and it is another area of work I am very interested in developing further. The ethos of my counselling work in this field is from the ideas and principles of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Working with Mind, Body, and Emotion. Mindfulness is the emerging of awareness, of being present in the moment.Not thinking about the past, or worrying about the future but learning to be fully focussed on the moment, what's happening now, with a non judgemental attitude, and self compassion.
My work is face to face brief therapy and face to face long term therapy, The number of sessions are flexible and open ended to suit the type of therapy you require.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Abertay University Dundee.(2015)
Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills Abertay University Dundee.(2013)
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Counselor in Private Practice.
I also worked previously as a volunteer counsellor with young and adult carers.
My work background has been with varied client groups both in the voluntary and public sectors working with families, young people, older people, mental health, and womens issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Currently £45.00 per hourly session.
Concessionary rates will apply to individual circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Office Hours Monday - Friday. Evenings/Flexable
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|