Nicola Wood, MBACP, Adv.Dip (Person Centred Counselling), Adv.Dip (CBT)
Hi I'm Nicola.
My approach as a therapist includes: Person-Centred Counselling, CBT, Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Pre-Trial Therapy. I am very passionate about my work; previously volunteering as a therapist for a charitable organisation for 6 years. I have over 8 years of experience helping people with complex issues. My specialism is in the Sexual Violence Sector and I have extensive experience of supporting those who have experienced Trauma. I support both males and females over the age of 13 years. I currently work with private clients and I am employed by charitable organisations.
I believe that anyone of us could experience poor mental health for any number of reasons. Are you struggling? Is it having a negative impact on your life e.g. relationships, work, finances or quality of life? Are you struggling to manage your life; are you scared, lonely or unhappy? Do you need someone to listen, not judge, help you explore your feelings and to support you whilst understanding your own needs. Do you want to identify the problems in your life, make positive changes, learn healthy coping strategies and focus on achieving your goals? Have you experienced loss, trauma, or abuse? Some of the impacts I have supported people to manage or change include: nightmares, anxiety, sexuality, HIV, depression, phobias, flashbacks, unhealthy eating habits, anger, self-harm.....
I work in an integrative yet person Centred way, meaning that I work in a way which helps you most, by using different modalities of therapy.
The approaches I might use to support you include: Humanistic (Person-centred Counselling) - identify your problems and engage with your emotions. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - reconnect with the present, learn coping strategies, challenge your negative thoughts and beliefs which can have a positive impact on your behaviour and how you feel. Solution Focused Therapy - focus on solving problems and achieving your goals. Stabilization Work - to increase your resilience and emotional well-being. Psycho-Education - understand and gain knowledge of your symptoms e.g. anxiety. Mindfulness - engage with the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2012 and an Advanced Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in 2015. I am currently a Registrant on the BACP register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Additional training includes Learning Mentoring, Youth Work, Art Therapy, Suicide Prevention and Rewind Trauma Therapy. I also hold a Certificate for Professionals working in the Sexual violence sector. Experience and understanding of specific difficulties include Sexual abuse, LGBT+ issues, male specific issues and the impacts of PTSD.
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
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each therapy session consists of 50 minutes and will cost £35. Payments are accepted by cash or bank transfer during or prior to sessions. There is no charge for an initial consultation/assessment and will consist of 30 minutes via telephone.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I provide Flexible appointments. I offer weekend and Evening appointments.
Types of client