Carol Woods MBACP, PgDip. Counseling.
I very much value diversity and respect the individual. 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 will welcome you with an open heart and mind and can offer you a safe non judgemental counselling space where we will work together at your pace to help you explore the issues that are troubling you.
I work in an integrative way to suit the specific counselling needs of each client. Working with a wide range of issues such as, depression, anxiety, self- esteem, confidence, body image, bereavement, change and loss, the ageing process, relationship difficulties, gender, identity issues.
My special area of interest is in Womens Health and Well-being. Affirming the importance and benefits of self-care, and building on self-awareness, self esteem, self -image, confidence, and personal development. Empowering women to find and reconnect with 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.
Another area of interest for me is Mental Health Issues which can be extremely challenging and impactful on a persons every day life, particularly for so many young people in our present culture. My work in this particular area is based around the ideas and principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Self-Compassion.
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
- Career counselling
- 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 problems
- 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|