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registered member MBACP (Accredited) Dip Couns
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 2nd June 2022

About me

Hi my name is Mark Wood. I am a Professionally Qualified Therapeutic Counsellor/psychotherapist
Registered Member  MBACP (Accredited status)

I always found it impossible to talk to anyone about what was going on for me. I didn't understand myself so how on earth could anyone else?

Many years ago I eventually plucked up the courage and gave a stranger (counsellor) the chance to help me and it changed my life.

Today I would like to give you that opportunity.

Have you lost your zest for life? Struggling with thoughts/feelings or emotions, maybe wondering 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 can offer a free 1/2hr assessment meeting  to see if you feel we could work together

I specialize 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

  • Anxiety
  • relationships
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal thoughts/Self harm
  • Victims of abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Anger

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 from a person-centred approach, In an integrative way and personally tailor it to fit 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.  there is limited disabled access at present, but please enquire to see if I can accommodate your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member MBACP Accredited
CPCAB   Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

International society of Professional Counsellors Certificate in Couples 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

CPD        Certificate in Couples Counselling

Drug Awareness
Addiction
Depression
Anxiety
3yrs  working as a voluntary Counsellor with

North Kent  Mind
Fully Insured
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office,  ICO

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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 £50 per full hour session for individual Adult, 16+

Couples Counselling £60 per full hour, 16+

I offer low cost reduced rates for trainee counsellors @ £40 per full hour (limited places available)


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions day/evenings.

Further information

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 for initial contact.

e-mailkentcounselling@btinternet.com

Kent Therapeutic Counselling Service, Waterman House, 1 Lord Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Unfortunately there is no disabled access at my current session room, so I am offering home visits to address this