Craig Woolaston (Dip.couns, MBACP)
I am a person-centred counsellor and I work with adults of all ages.
Having counselling experience working in the NHS, in an agency setting and also in private practice.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling work in a leading brain injury rehabilitation hospital gave me experience working with clients with life changing illnesses, trauma, PTSD, health difficulties, life transitions and relationship problems.
In my agency work and private practice, I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and family relationship dynamics, as well as many other life issues.
I work with you in a person-centred way, with aspects of other modalities when this is helpful for a client. Which means I work with you on whatever you bring to a session, helping you to find a greater understanding of yourself and your situation. I will help you explore your life experiences and any deep-rooted beliefs, as well as help you find ways to manage and cope with any difficult feelings.
I offer a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space in which to work, alongside a reparative, trusting and therapeutic relationship.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Brain related injury or illness including stroke (Both sufferers and friends / family)
Long term hospitalisation.
Dementia, Alzheimer's, MS, Stroke
Long term illness.
Self Acceptance, Legacy, Life Achievements.
I would offer you one to one counselling, in a comfortable environment, or from the comfort of your own surroundings via online or telephone. Feelings and emotions can be difficult to deal with so your time would be used at a pace that feels right for you. Face to face sessions are available at £45 or online / telephone at £40 with evenings and weekends available as well as week days.
Evenings, weekends and some week days.