Kara Woods MBACP. SEP. CPCC. ICF
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with particular expertise and experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma and other stress related issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have a particular interest and experience in working with issues of identity, low self-esteem, meaning and purpose.
As a therapist I provide a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to explore what is troubling you. My core approach is Integrative Psychosynthesis. Integrative means that I draw upon a number of different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, and in collaboration with you, adapt the work to meet your needs. Psychosynthesis offers a holistic approach to living. It works with the mind, feelings, body and spirit, providing a context wherein each of us has the potential to unfold to our deepest sense of self and purpose
In addition to talking therapy, I am also qualified in Somatic Experiencing, a whole person approach to healing the physical and psychological symptoms of stress, shock and trauma; and I am a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher registered to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
I practise in London Bridge, SE1 and Stroud Green, London N4.
On my website, you can find further information about my services. Please feel free to email me. I will respond to your enquiry promptly and if you would like to do so, I would be happy to arrange a brief call to answer any initial questions that you may have about counselling and psychotherapy. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed ten years of formal training. My core qualifications are:
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling (Distinction) - Middlesex University and The Psychosynthesis Trust.
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training (SEP) – European Association for Somatic Experiencing.
- Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Training – Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, Bangor University.
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – The Coach Training Institute.
I am a registered with the following professional bodies:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Somatic Experiencing Association UK (SEAUK)
- The British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA)
- UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers
- The International Coach Federation (ICF)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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