Kevin Woodley Adv Diploma Counselling Psychotherapist MBACP
There are times in our lives where we all experience life situations and events that feel very overwhelming and difficult to deal with. It may create feelings of anger, stress, being unable to cope with everyday situations, feelings of sadness, of being low, frustrated or powerless. Sometimes it can be hard and confusing for us to understand why we may be thinking and feeling a certain way. These times in our lives can be very lonely and it can be extremely difficult to find someone to talk to who will understand and appreciate what it is that you may be experiencing, without being judgemental or giving their advice, someone who will really listen! It takes a brave person to seek help and counselling could be the first step in gaining clarity within your life.
I am a qualified counsellor, who uses an Integrative approach including CBT, Humanistic and Psychodynamic theory. My aim is to firstly provide a warm, friendly, confidential and professional environment in which you can explore the issues that you feel need addressing. We will look at the underlying issues that are causing these difficulties and work towards change and self discovery.
I offer both short term and long term counselling for individuals. I am fully insured and am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) abiding by their ethical framework and guidelines. All my work is fully supervised. I also regularly attend continuous professional development training opportunities to keep me up to date with new ways of helping individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Pathway)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have experience working within a large national mental health organisation, working with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of issues including low self esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, OCD, addiction, abuse and sexual issues. I also have experience counselling within a school, for a leading children's charity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Individuals £35 per hour session.
Children £25 per hour session.
Couples £45 per hour session.
Discounts available for student counsellors.
I am a fully qualified counsellor who is currently working within a national mental health charity, where I have had the opportunity to work with many adults of different ages and backgrounds and I feel I have treated them all as individuals and with respect, which is something I am passionate about. I have also worked with children within a large charity that promotes the mental health of children and adolescents in school.
My aim is to provide a safe non-judgemental environment for individuals from all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, age or status. I feel everybody deserves to be treated as equal without discrimination and I take this seriously within my work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available including weekends
Types of client