Kate Wood

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BA (Hons) Counselling & Coaching
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Durham, DH1
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer effective Counselling, Coaching and hypnotherapy for adults who are feeling stuck in their lives. 

I combine counselling and coaching to gain the best results.  Initially we discover the root of your issue and identify limited beliefs. We then move onto coaching where we look at your present life and how you can get the life you want. This empowers you to make changes to your situation in a non-judgmental & safe environment.

Depending on your current issues, bespoke plans are put together to help you get the best results. This involves homework, as I believe the key to success is practicing your new skills outside of therapy. 

I aim to help you:

  • Understand the root of the issues that are arising
  • Develop improved self-love. 
  • Develop self-awareness.
  • Learn your values and passions.
  • Feel more control of your life.
  • Focus on your present life with a clearer mind.
  • Move forward with your life, setting and achieving goals.
  • Become more positive and empowered.
     

I believe that everyone has their struggles and can feel stuck at times. My goal and focus is to open exploration for you to become more self-aware and self- compassionate.

Together we will explore your presenting issues and help you identify limited self-beliefs that are causing blockages to your overall happiness. This will empower change to occur.

I am an experienced BACP Registered Therapist. I have worked with adults, young people and families 10 years. Initially my theoretical orientation is a humanistic approach. Humanistic therapy tends towards optimism, on the belief that people have a natural inclination to strive toward self-fulfilment. The goal is to help self-actualize through self-examination, self-mastery, and creative expression. 

Through further training I have now implemented CBT, Creative Therapy, Family Therapy, psychodynamic, life coaching skills and Drawing and talking into my practice.  This has led me to be more integrative, which I believe is essential in catering to each individual. I like to adapt my way of working to suit each client’s needs, this can involve the use of creative media, self-exploration and self-care activities to try between sessions.

I am also proud to be  trained In Rapid Transformational Therapy, where through hypnotherapy you can see change to your presenting problem in as little as 30 days. Please contact me if you would like more details. 

I offer counselling, coaching and hypnotherapy in person and via zoom. I am aware that it is very daunting talking about your problems to someone new, however I feel very passionately about developing an honest and trusting relationship where you feel at ease.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Counselling
  • Foundation degree in counselling
  • BA Honors’ in counselling
  • Drug and alcohol misuse training
  • Art therapy training
  • Emotional resilience training
  • Attachment training
  • Neuroscience/thrive training
  • Diploma Purpose Life Coaching
  • Drawing and Talking Certificate

Experience

I have experience working in the  North east  with adults, Children and families. I have worked at ‘Lifeline’, which is a drug and alcohol service, in which I offered counselling to many adults with addictions and also supported the families of the clients I worked with. Currently I am working as a school counsellor, where I support children, families and staff.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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Fees

£25.00 - £250.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In person Counselling: £60 per session

Online Counselling Via Zoom: £50 per session

Family/Couple counselling in person: £70per session 

Family/Couple counselling via zoom: £60 per session 

Hypnotherapy packages starting from: £25 

When I work

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Further information

Please contact me via email for any questions or further information.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Kate Wood
Kate Wood