Michael Wood

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MA(Oxon), MPhil, PhD, PgDip, MBACP
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Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9QX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling and psychotherapy offer us the opportunity to become unstuck. When relationships or personal problems become too much, having the space to talk with a trained professional enables us to find new ways to live our lives. I have experience of working with clients in processing and healing from a number of issues, including

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship difficulties/breakdowns
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Dislocation/disenchantment
  • Pervasive/obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviours
  • Physical/psychological/spiritual abuse

As a relational psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, I offer one-to-one appointments with adult clients, in which I seek to establish a trusting, stable, and reliable relationship with you, in which you can feel safe to explore what is going on inside you. Moreover, through our work, you will experience what it is like to be yourself in new ways. Along with my thirst to understand you and to facilitate you in helping yourself, I bring years of experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to a diverse range of clients — from primary school children feeling lost and angry, to younger adults caught in cycles of addiction and guilt, to older clients wishing to put the ghosts of childhood trauma to rest.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh, where I trained in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling and psychotherapy.

I have volunteered with a number of services, including working with people in precarious living conditions, offering counselling to primary school children (with Place2Be) and in general practice with adults at Hope Counselling in Edinburgh.

Prior to training as a counsellor and a psychotherapist, I worked as an academic, where I gained years of experience working with younger people and adults in facilitative relationships. I also have plenty of experience facilitating and assisting others in both musical and theatrical endeavours.

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.


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

2 Waverley Offices, Dingleton Road, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9QX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Michael Wood
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