Leon Woods

Leon Woods

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. My training is in the Person-Centred approach, pioneered by Carl Rogers. Person-Centred counselling believes we all have the possibility for growth and change if we are given the right conditions - Honesty, Acceptance and Empathy.

Previous to my career as a counsellor I worked as a teacher within the creative arts, at university, college and adult education establishments. I am a creative, intuitive and imaginative person, which I feel feeds into the counselling process.

People are very complex, and life can be very difficult and challenging. Sometimes people can become lost or stuck, and can struggle to find a sense of meaning in their lives. Feeling this way can lead to problems that can manifest as deep dissatisfaction, emotional pain, anger, regret, apathy, stress, guilt, shame, loss of confidence, anxiety and depression. Destructive behaviours can also develop as a consequence of not dealing with the core issues people may struggle with.

Counselling with a trained and experienced practitioner can help a person find their sense of self and discover their individual truth; which can lead to healing, growth and change. Change can be a painful process. It is my role to help enable an individual to be able to make changes and grow as a person. I have witnessed remarkable growth and change in many people through the counselling process. Counselling is not a quick fix, but it can lead to lasting change and a greater resilience to the challenges of life.

I am able to work with adults and young adults on a one-to-one basis. I would recommend having one session to see how you feel about me and my approach and then continue the counselling if it feels right for you. Remote counselling via Skype is also an option.

I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I currently run my practice out of Lemon Street in Truro, Cornwall.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (CPCAB)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Plymouth)

BA (hons) in Visual Arts (University of Plymouth)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£40.00 per 50 minute session. Concessions available.

Maps & Directions

Truro, TR1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


I currently offer Mondays and Tuesdays in Truro.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults