Dinah Woodgate Reg.MBACP
Counselling provides you with regular time for yourself, a safe and confidential space to talk about what is troubling you without fear of judgement. The counselling relationship is a unique one built on respect and trust, and together we can explore what you choose to share at your own pace. You are free to discuss as much or as little as you want, whatever feels right for you.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, and a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am trained in several therapeutic approaches and can therefore tailor your sessions to suit your individual needs.
Talking and being truly heard will increase your self awareness, helping you to understand what is going on for you. Perhaps past events have created unhelpful patterns which are keeping you stuck, or current relationships or issues are feeling difficult to manage.
It is my aim to empower you to find a way to manage challenges more effectively and make lasting changes that will enhance your life and relationships.
You may have mixed feelings and be nervous about seeing a counsellor, but let me reassure you that I understand what this can be like. I trained for many years, learning how to help clients feel comfortable sharing their stories and feelings. and that training included many hours of personal therapy, so I really know what it can be like to take that first step.
If you would like to make an appointment or find out more please call me on my mobile or alternatively drop me an e mail and we can then have a confidential conversation to decide if you feel that counselling with me is right for you. Both my phone and e mail are private and confidential. If I am not available please leave a message and I will call you at a time convenient to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as my private practice I work for the NHS and also as a volunteer for a low cost community based counselling service. I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship and work issues. I have also worked for a specialist bereavement counselling service.
CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
Cruse Bereavement Care Awareness in Bereavement
Bromley Bereavement Services Volunteer Bereavement Induction
The Importance of Attachment - Bromley Community Counselling Services
One in Four - Working with Internal Protectors and Saboteurs
One in Four - Trauma and Recovery, Shame in the Room
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Interventions
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Working with Behaviours
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
£45 for 50 minute session