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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 for 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime or evening appointments available by arrangement
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|