Dottie Woods

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Romsey, Hampshire, SO51
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About me

Depression and anxiety can be things of the past by using positive psychology tools to raise your confidence and self esteem. It is so wonderful to see people flourish when life becomes difficult. Pick up the phone and change your world today, with help you can live the life you love. Counselling can make all the difference.

As a person-centred counsellor I am able to offer a therapeutic relationship in which you are able to feel truly understood, experience genuine empathy and caring support. In a world where everything is so fast paced, you will have time to explore your feelings, anxieties and with guidance enable you to achieve personal growth and resolve issues.

Positive psychology counselling is “a scientifically-rooted approach'  in helping people increase their well-being and happiness. We will focus on your strengths to achieve maximum success in the quickest time possible.

I have been in the privileged position of working with terminally ill people and people affected by cancer.  I am a expert on confidence building and self-esteem issues, together my clients and I have tackled many problems, such as abuse, marital problems and depression. I have helped people grow to their full potential and live flourishing lives

I believe in an holistic approach working with mind and body celebrating the beauty inside and out. I have all the skills to enhance your inner strength and become the person you strive to be. if you are suffering from depression, there is help out there, please reach out and believe change can happen.

I offer a free thirty minute telephone conversation

(Please meet me in the video below.)

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Training, qualifications & experience

As an Oncology and Bereavement Counsellor, I have worked under the umbrella of Wessex Cancer Trust serving

  • Jane Scarth House in Romsey,
  • Waterside Cancer Support Centre
  • Queen Alexander Hospital - Macmillan Centre

Prior to that I worked as an Associate Counsellor for Southampton University for two years counselling staff and students and as a volunteer for Southampton Rape Cancer Centre as a telephone counsellor on the helplines.

I have also ran training and supervision courses for Jane Scarth House.

In addition to counselling, I am a Master Trainer for Champneys and a fitness professional for Mencap. I run Body Confidence and Self Esteem Courses which are held twice yearly.

I am currently at Buckinghamshire New University studying a Masters in Positive Psychology.

HND Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Ongoing Training and personal development

I am a member of the National Counselling Society.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The World Health Organisation says that depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It also states that there are effective treatments. Robergs and Roberts (1997) define fitness as: 'A state of well-being that provides optimal performance.' I like to work with peoples strengths in times of difficulties and focus on what can be changed in order to move forward.

Science of Happiness, Berkley University EDX
Successfully completed The Science of Happiness Certificate
November 2016

Photos & videos


Additional information

I have found my calling in counselling and helping people grow stronger and more confident to enjoy their lives and as such I keep my client list small in order to offer the best possible service.

I normally work with clients for 6/8 sessions and then offer follow up once monthly sessions for a short period of time. My aim is for clients to concentrate on their strengths and abilities as quickly as possible, identifying stresses and then be able to move on to a Wonderful Happy Life with a confidence in their own coping skills.

My fees are £45 for 50 minutes sessions and I would love the opportunity to chat over the phone to see if I fit your needs.

I am available from 10.00 am -7.00 pm, Mon-Sat

When I work

monday to saturday 10.00 am until 7.00 pm

Further information

Your sessions will be held in a beautiful rural village in Hampshire, three miles from the market town of Romsey. Braishfield is very picturesque with two public houses, a voluntary run village store and surrounded by gorgeous countryside, a walkers paradise. It is a true haven of calm and tranquillity. I am also able to visit you in your own home, should you prefer. I cover Winchester, Southampton, Eastleigh areas.

Here is a sample of feedback that I have received:

*Dottie has been a lifesaver for me and I mean that literally, she some how worked magic. (Romsey)
*I have appreciated every opportunity of seeing you (Portsmouth)
*I would recommend without hesitation, that anyone who needs support seeks that from Dottie (Soton)
*Thank you for the life line you provided. (Waterside)
*You truly are an inspiration, thank you. (Waterside)
*Dottie is a dedicated and caring counsellor, I will alway be grateful to her. (Romsey)
*Thank you for all your help when I needed it. I will never forget it. (Portsmouth)
* You have been so very special on my road to recovery, I will never forget you (Hampshire)
* Your kindness will never be forgotten (Hythe)
*Thank you for all you do for me, I cannot put into words how much I appreciate it. (Romsey)

Romsey, Hampshire, SO51

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme