Hilary Woods

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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LN
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About me

I work with teenagers and young adults 16yr+, supporting individuals through the transitional period of adolescence into young adulthood. I provide a safe space to explore life's challenges and possibilities in a time of growth and change.

It takes courage to seek counselling. Whether you are here looking for support for yourself or on behalf of someone important to you, this is the first step in finding the right counsellor. We never stop growing and learning about ourselves; embracing this helps develop self-worth in a challenging world. I help clients make positive changes that enrich their lives.

I have helped people with a wide range of issues, including Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Low self-esteem, Self-harm, Identity and LGBTQ+ issues. I have experience in working with neurodivergent clients. I am neurodivergence-affirming and welcome difference and individuality in all forms.

I offer talking therapy alongside creative work using art materials and metaphor, allowing you to discover new perspectives and insights into your problems and helping you to develop coping strategies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip Counselling, FdA Integrative Counselling, Cert Counselling Teenagers.

I also work for a charitable organisation counselling teenagers and young adults and I have previous experience counselling in a college and university setting.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenagers, adolescent, young adult, transitions and identity.


£45.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Stephenson Centre, 81 Grimwade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Hilary Woods
Hilary Woods