Jude Woodward

Bridport, Dorset, DT6
01308 425168 01308 425168 07854 002319 07854 002319

About me

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and currently see clients at my home in Bridport. I can also offer telephone or on-line counselling during the current Coronavirus pandemic to anyone who is self-isolating.

I offer a free half-hour initial consultation so that you can find out more about whether I am going to be the right counsellor to help you at this time.

Being an integrative counsellor means that I work with more than one theoretical model and I can be flexible, drawing on the ideas and techniques that will be most helpful for each individual. For instance, I may ask you to draw or write something if it seems appropriate to, as I believe creativity can give us new ways in to seeing things.

I listen carefully to my clients, and will respond to whatever you tell me in a non-judgmental way, with warmth and empathy. Through a process of reflection and enquiry we will work together to develop insight and understanding, based on trust, honesty and acceptance.

This could help you to work through difficult feelings, make major decisions or life choices, or lead a greater sense of personal ease and empowerment.

As well as working privately, I am a volunteer counsellor for Counselling for Carers, which is a part of the charity Action East Devon.

In the past I trained with the Samaritans and worked for them as a volunteer.

I have worked in therapeutic communities and have trained in mental health, group work and art therapy. I have a particular interest in sexual and emotional abuse, domestic violence and coercive control; also in issues affecting adopted or fostered children, and their families.

I have a humanistic perspective which is rooted in my core personal and spiritual beliefs, and I have a deep concern for the well-being of each of us as human beings.

Counselling takes place in a safe, private space and always in accordance with the guidance on good practice as laid out in the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited, The Iron Mill College.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Central School for Counselling and Therapy.
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory, Central School for Counselling and Therapy.
  • Volunteer Counsellor with Counselling for Carers, Action East Devon.
  • Trained and worked as a volunteer with the Samaritans.
  • Experience of working with mental health issues, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, in therapeutic communities - many short training courses relating to this work.
  • Short training with Relate in couples counselling.
  • Experience of issues affecting adopted people and adoptive parents.
  • Certificate in Mediation Skills.
  • Art Therapy Foundation Course, Goldsmiths College, London.
  • Counselling with Risk of Suicide training 2017
  • Domestic Violence training 2017
  • Training courses in Trauma and Attachment Theory 2018/2019

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£35 for a fifty minute session.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I have a quiet, private outdoor space where it is possible to meet for face to face but socially-distanced counselling, weather permitting, while the Covid 19 pandemic and government restrictions continue. It can be made wheelchair accessible.


Tuesday - Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-6pm

Types of client

Older adults


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