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About me

Hello. Therapy gives you the time and space to really focus on YOU.  I will provide empathy and support for you to talk about whatever is on your mind - and I will listen.

If you are feeling sad, low, overwhelmed, angry or without direction, (or all of these and more) counselling is a great way to figure out what to do about it. Together we can discuss what is troubling you, and work through it at your own pace.  My role is to support you as you look closely at situations, patterns and events in your life, to find out how they fit in to your future.  I offer a safe space where together we can gently explore your possibilities for change. This can be scary to contemplate, but I will be your sounding board: your non-judgmental partner in change.

I have worked with young adults aged 16+, right through to older adults aged 80+. I have worked with people living with; anxiety, depression, panic disorder, OCD, trauma, gender uncertainty, being non-binary, self-harm, grief and loss, and lack of confidence. For the full list, see below.

I offer counselling from a ground floor room in my home. There is free off street parking and a loo for your use.

Thank you for looking at my profile, and I hope we will meet soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Counselling Skills.
  • Diploma In Humanistic Counselling with Gestalt.
  • Life Coaching 101.
  • Two years experience as a voluntary youth counsellor in a college setting.
  • Two years voluntary work with Cruse Bereavement Care.
  • Enhanced DBS.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation, which can be by phone, online or face to face.

Sessions are £40 with concessions for the unwaged.

I offer daytime and evening sessions.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Zoom enables us to work together at almost any time. Please contact me to discuss out-of-hours sessions.

Southampton
Hampshire
SO30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

There is one step from the parking area to my counselling room, and toilet.

Helen Wood, Gestalt Therapist

Helen Wood, Gestalt Therapist