Kelly Wood

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Integrative Counsellor MBACP Diploma Telephone/Online only
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rainham, Essex, RM13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You have already taken an important step in looking for the right help. I can provide a safe, non-judgemental place for you to talk about any issues that are troubling you or just be there for you to feel heard and supported.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor who draws from different therapy methods to help in a way that is unique to you. I provide that empathetic ear that has been missing, a sounding board for feelings and frustrations, along with working together to achieve goals and work through problems.

All thoughts and feelings are valid and worth exploring to help you feel safer, ease your mind and to be ultimately less overwhelmed.

I specialise and have experience in: chronic pain and chronic health conditions such as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Erythromelalgia and Invisible Disabilities, plus anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, domestic abuse, autism, acceptance and work-related/general stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Common Health Conditions
  • Level 2 Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Certificate in Chronic Pain Management and Understanding.

I trained for 5 years and I have volunteered and worked at Thurrock and Brentwood Mind since August 2020 dealing with many difficult and complex issues. I have also helped clients with special needs and learning disabilities. I attend regular workshops and continue to enhance my knowledge and build my private practice through regular study.

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

  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue 
  • Medical Trauma 
  • Invisible Disabilities 


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes.
Payment by bank transfer before the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm flexible. People do shift work and also have health conditions that are unpredictable, I understand you may not always be able to have sessions at the same time or the same day each week

Further information

Sessions are 50 minutes and will be either online (WhatsApp, Google Meets) or telephone and can be short term or open ended.

Online/telephone therapy can sound daunting, however it provides a way for people to access therapy who may have in the past not have been able to attend sessions owing to location, mobility/health issues and time constraints. Some people find they can open up more without the anxiety of travelling or being face to face.

Free short initial telephone introduction to discuss requirements and ask questions with no commitment to proceed unless you wish to.

Rainham, Essex, RM13

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet