Mark Wood registered member MBACP (Accred) Dip Couns
Hi my name is Mark Wood. I am a Professionally Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor
Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)
Have you lost your zest for life? Struggling with feelings or emotions and wonder what's going on?
Feeling depressed/anxious/angry/sad/stressed or Up & down with your moods? Or don't know what your feeling and don't know why it seems to impact on your life? Having thoughts that you just can't get out of your head?
Struggling with a relationship? wonder what your doing here or trying to find a reason to carrying on?
It is not a nice place to be.
Why not give me a chance to help you try to make sense of what's going on?
I work with Emotions. Learning to understand what they mean to you, how they feel for you & where they come from can help free us to be who we feel we could be.
It can be very unsettling at times, I won't dress it up as a fun ride, but I believe emotions determine how we interpret ourselves in any given situation & how we fit, or don't fit. Tough but rewarding I guess is my experience.
I can offer a free 1/2hr assessment meeting to see if you feel we could work together
I specialise in working with Individual Adult Clients and offer long term counselling or short term interventions/support
I have found that experiencing life can be very different.
I feel my own very varied life experiences have given me the ability to understand and empathise with others in a very caring and non-judgemental way.
I'm told by my clients that I am easy to be with, supportive and very understanding.
I have experience working with
- Suicidal thoughts/Self harm
- Victims of abuse
Not forgetting the many issues and stresses we face in day to day life, fears about the future as well as the ones from the past stopping us living in the present.
It is my aim to offer support in a non-judgmental manner within a confidential and safe environment to help you explore your concerns
I work with a person-centred approach and try to personally tailor it for you.
I believe we are all very unique in our own way and can all have very different needs.
I work from a comfortable office in Gravesend that is close to public services, there is public parking close by. Unfortunately there is no disabled access at present.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP Accredited
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
CPD Certificate Working with Trauma and Safe Practice
CPD Certificate Working with victims of rape and sexual abuse
CPD Certificate Attachment Theory from the Inside
CPD Certificate 'A single Session Integrated Approach (Prof Windy Dryden)
CPD Certificate 'A Pluralistic Framework for Counselling + Psychotherapy ( Prof Mick Cooper)
CPD. Certificate 'Working with Trauma'
survivors of complex trauma, sexual violence and domestic abuse ( Christiane Sanderson)
CPD Certificate 'Complex Trauma' (Christiane Sanderson)
CPD Certificate 'Erotic Transference & Countertransference:
Challenges working with sexual abuse (David Mann)
CPD Certificate 'Self Harm & Self Injury'
CPD Certificate 'Being Human' Prof Ernesto Spinelli
3yrs working as a voluntary Counsellor with
North Kent Mind
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, ico.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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I offer an initial 1/2hr assessment meeting that is free to enable you and I to see if counselling would be beneficial and to see if you would feel comfortable to work with me.
My fees are £45 per full hour session for individual Adult
I offer low cost reduced rates for trainee counsellors @ £35 per full hour (limited places available)
At this present time due to the high demand for counselling services I am unable to take new referrals,
I am available for initial assessment sessions but please be mindful there will be a waiting period before counselling would be able begin.
Please call me on 07503 528142 to make an appointment or if you have any questions. Please leave a message or text and I will come back to you as soon as I can. please bear in mind that due to the type of work the phone is very often on silent or off so e-mail may be preferable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions day/evenings.
Types of client