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About me

Firstly, well done to you for reaching out. It takes strength to reach out and search for help.

For some people therapy might seem daunting or even a last resort and for others more comfortable with therapy they may know what to expect. As a trained counsellor, I can help you to explore what's going on for you and listen in an empathetic way, without judgement.

Why talk to me?

When you feel you have the weight of the world on your shoulders or are feeling like it's hard to sort through your mind of worries, my aim is to help you understand you are not alone in your experience, and offer a safe space to speak and most importantly, to be heard.

My specialist area is grief, loss, and bereavement. I have been a volunteer bereavement supporter with Cruse Bereavement charity since 2019 and am fully certified with the Foundation for Infant Loss both in infant loss and also life after the loss of a baby. I also have experience in other areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and work related stress. I am also highly experienced in pre and postnatal depression and pregnant women who are suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum, alongside low mood and low self esteem / self confidence, and COVID 19 related anxieties

I also work as a mentor for the Pregnancy Sickness Support Charity.

What to expect?

Because to me the relationship between client and counsellor is of the utmost importance, I offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone where you can speak to me and see if we have a connection and if you feel I am a good fit for your needs and we can discuss the benefits of the different styles of therapy I offer. If you choose to book in with me I will send you a copy of my electronic contract and we can go through this together in our first session so you feel entirely comfortable, at ease and we both understand what is expected for example in respect of time keeping or cancellations of sessions.

How long does therapy last?

This is up to you. Initially I recommend working together for 6 sessions but should you feel you require longer then that is ok too, we will establish and agree this together. My door remains open should you need further support down the line. The therapy I offer is not a prediction or prescription remedy, you are able to choose what is best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently working online via zoom and on the telephone. I have a lot of experience working this way and can guide you through this process and send you a handy user guide to the technology should you need assistance with this.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework which can be found at www.bacp.com. I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate and am fully insured.

  • I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Supporting through Infant Loss
  • Certificate in Life after the loss of a baby
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid
  • I have undertaken Bereavement Support Foundation Training Face to Face (Cruse Bereavement Charity)
  • I am trained to support the Cruse National Bereavement Helpline
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

HSP - High sensitivity or Highly Sensitive People

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £40

I offer a free 15 minute consultation 

I do have reserved sessions for low cost therapy for students & low wage earners. Please contact me should you wish to discuss this.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have space on weekdays but am also able to offer limited evening & Weekend sessions. Please contact for availability

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1

Hockley
Essex
SS5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Chloé Woodward - Wood Willow Counselling & Therapy Services

Chloé Woodward - Wood Willow Counselling & Therapy Services