Katie Wood

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BA (Hons), Dip
Available for new clients
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Lane End, Buckinghamshire, HP14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We all struggle at times in our lives and there is no shame in reaching out for help. It can be an extremely hard step to take and also a truly wonderful one.

People come to therapy for a range of reasons; you may be struggling with a lack of meaning in your life causing feelings of negativity, a traumatic loss like bereavement or relationship break up. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or difficulty in letting go of painful childhood memories. Whatever the reason I aspire to treat everyone as an individual and their experiences as unique.

How I Work

Fundamental to my approach as a therapist is to offer a relationship of equality. Instead of advising you or telling you what to do I create a non-judgmental and trustworthy space to help you explore difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I place emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship, believing it facilitates change to occur and offering myself as a companion accompanying you on your journey, at your own pace, to help you gain clarity and perspective.

As a warm-hearted, grounded person I bring authenticity to all my therapeutic work. I work as an Integrative Therapist, expanding my experience and training after my original degree. I use several modalities and each session is tailored to my clients' needs. As well as Person Centred I also draw on such things as Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.

I work with women and young people, offering individual sessions on an open-ended basis, short or long term. There is an initial meeting were we get to know each other, discuss what has bought you to therapy and what you are looking to gain from it. This is also a chance for you to ask any further questions.

I have a special interest in offering help and understanding to trauma and childhood adversity.  I seek to help people gain clarity and understanding to this all too often misunderstood struggle, so you are not just surviving through life but living it fully. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Person Centred Therapy gained at Metanoia Institute and am a member of the BACP and therefore abide by their code of ethics.

I have been a qualified therapist for 10 years and in that time I have encountered clients with differing problems from PTSD, anger issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, childhood trauma, chronic illness,  sexual abuse, low self esteem, self harm, relationship break ups, cultural struggles and questions of sexuality and religion.

I am experienced in working with people from a range of backgrounds with an awareness of race, gender, sexuality and cultural differences.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Please do not hesitate to make contact for an informal chat to see if you would like to work with me.

High Street, Lane End, Buckinghamshire, HP14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

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