Caroline Woodford Dip.Couns, Registered MBACP
I'm an experienced integrative counsellor. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, sadness, PTSD, Self-harm, domestic abuse, addiction, sexual abuse and some chronic medical conditions (non-exhaustive list).
My own personal experience of counselling led me to wanting to help others who may be struggling emotionally e.g. Anxiety.
Within my private practice or on a walk and talk I offer a confidential and safe space helping the client to identify and explore whats difficult for them right now along with any associated feelings allowing the person to be heard in a empathetic, trusting and non judgemental way. Sessions are face to face but can also be over video chat or telephone, or outside on a walk and talk. I also work as a Senior Practitioner for a online counselling in the UK. My general approach is relaxed and down to earth.
Additionally I've taught yoga for 21 years and counting, my yoga journey began when I was experiencing panic attacks and anxiety in my early 20's. I found that having a holistic approach to wellness using both regular counselling as well as yoga helped me to gain equilibrium. I teach yoga classes in and around the Truro, Newquay areas, several days a week.
I'm happy to answer any enquiries you may have by telephone, email or Holistic Approach Cornwall social media.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Person - Centred Counselling (2013- 2014)
Diploma in Person - Centred Counselling and Therapy Level 5 (2014- 2016)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2016)
Resolv certificate (2017)
Experience for many years working with domestic abuse/sexual abuse and Trauma - for a Womens charity (2015 - 2017)
Face to face counselling - young people age 11yrs - 19 yrs
Generic counselling (Penhaligon Counselling Agency) - Adults (2015-2016)
CPD (Continuing professional development) October 2014 - Present.
Anger and Single Session Therapy - Windy Dryden June 2021
Trauma Course - Gabor Mate June 2021
Motivational interviewing - June 2020
Trauma focused CBT - Feb 2020
Trauma & Addiction March 2019
Human Development July 2019
Compassion Focused CPD - Oct 2019
Trauma & Addiction March 2019
Relational Depth (Mick Cooper) 2019
CBT Advanced 2017
CBT Introduction 2016
Health & Safety
Suicide Prevention and Risk
Cognitive stimulation Therapy (Age UK) and Steady on Buddy (2013)
Active IQ in Health Related Activity session (2014)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health and Social Care) (2010-2011)
Two years on the BSc Hons Physiotherapy (Plymouth) (2011- 2013)
Iyengar Yoga Teacher qualification (Beginners/General)- Level 1- 2001 Level 2- 2003
I'm experienced with working with people in a hospital setting within a Rehab therapy team. In this setting I worked with adults who have experienced trauma and usually have other additional chronic health conditions, I left this post in March 2017 after working there for 3 years.
I'm also experienced with face to face work with young people presenting with e.g. anxiety, depression, self-harm, identity/gender, abuse, bullying (non - exhaustive list) I've been working with this age group for the two years and counting whereby I go into schools in and around Cornwall.
My experience also comes from my own life experience , I’m a mother to three children and understand the complexities of juggling work and home life. In my spare time I love listening to music, paddle boarding, Yoga and time with family and friends.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation - £25 (helpful in establishing whether my service suits your needs)
Fees are £40 (competitive prices)
Consideration will be given to people experiencing financial difficulties and a reduced fee working on a sliding scale can be discussed and agreed on.
Weekdays, some evenings and occassional weekends on request.