Nina Woods - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Life events made me reconsider my career and take the decision to train to be a counsellor. I bring my experience of facing my own challenges to my counselling, along with the skills I’ve acquired through my counselling training. I was born in Lancashire, but I’ve lived much my life abroad, moving to Liverpool three years ago. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a diversity and inclusion manager in a large professional services firm. I've also worked for the UK Civil Service, and as a English as a foreign language teacher.
My approach to counselling
Life tests us all the time. For example, dealing with the death of a loved one, losing a job, coping with a physical or mental health condition, facing the end of a meaningful relationship, becoming a parent, moving to a new country or city. Life's tests may cause us to lose a secure sense of who we are, and give us the feeling that we can't quite cope.
I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to help you find a way back to yourself, or discover a sense of self that feels right for where you are now. My approach provides you with the right environment to reflect and gain the self-awareness you need to find your way forward. Through counselling you can discover your strengths, increase resilience and develop an acceptance that will help you deal with life’s challenges.
Grief counselling is my specialist area, but I welcome anyone who seeks the opportunity to be heard and understood.
It is good to talk. Give yourself the opportunity to share your struggles and gain from that experience.
Working with counselling students
I’m committed to offering counselling students and students studying to work in mental health a meaningful counselling experience that recognises the profound personal development that can take place in training. Counselling training demands a lot and a positive counselling relationship during this process not only enriches your learning about the counselling process, but enhances your growing self-awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a volunteer counsellor at Liverpool Bereavement Service for 2 years and have worked at Liverpool’s Rotunda counselling service as a general counsellor. I am also a Samaritan listening volunteer.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Continuing training workshops and courses
Mental Health First Aid England
Working with Bereaved Clients
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Person Centred Expressive Art Therapy
Human Givens – Couples Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per 50 minute session and £30 to counselling students.
Professional code of conduct
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for counsellors. This ensures that my clients receive a recognised professional standard of service that puts clients first.
Please contact me by e-mail or phone to ask me more about counselling and if it’s right for you, about my practice, and to see if you’d like to work with me.