Craig Woolaston (Dip.couns, MBACP)
Taking the step to reach out for counselling can be difficult and daunting. I will take the time to find out what you would like from counselling and to see how I can best help with your personal experiences. Each person’s experiences are different, I would like to see you for the person you are. As a Person-Centred counsellor, believing you are the centre of our work together, I offer counselling that promotes real change, for people and their lives. A safe, secure space, where you can explore whatever you feel you need to, confidentially and free from judgement through a reparative, trusting and therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Qualified Counsellor and Registered member of the BACP, having gained much of my experience volunteering within an NHS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Hospital where there experience has been much more than the brain injury itself, while also providing counselling to people looking for counselling privately. Working with people to explore their life experiences, including struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, bereavement and family relationship dynamics. As your journey evolves, I will be there to help you find understanding and to cope with your feelings and emotions.
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, allowing you time to focus on your needs. Feelings and emotions can be difficult to deal with so your time would be used at a pace that feels right for you. Sessions are available at £40 with evenings and weekends available as well as week days.