Philip Wood - Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision
32 Church Crescent
The Minster Centre
20 Lonsdale Road
There are times in everyone's life when things can feel overwhelming. At others, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships. At these difficult, and sometimes very distressing times, therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. For others, therapy can be an exciting space for personal development, growth and exploration.
My therapeutic approach integrates elements of: Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural [CBT] Therapies, with both a Relational and Humanistic emphasis on a direct and authentic relationship. My practice has a foundation in both Mindfulness and a radical acceptance of the human condition - these principles underpin all my work. Evidence Based Therapies: Research has shown the therapies that I deliver; to be effective across a range of presenting difficulties.
I am qualified, registered and accredited as: a Counselling Psychologist, an Integrative Psychotherapist, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and a Clinical Supervisor. I have over 20 years experience in the mental health field.
For Individuals I offer both; Brief, Short Term Therapy as well as Open Ended Therapy. I also work with Couples and Groups and offer consultations to organisations.
In the last year I've run successful weekend workshops on; 'Integrative Formulation and Diagnosis in Psychotherapy', 'Working Therapeutically with Personality Disorders', 'Severe Presentations and the use of Medication in Mental Health' as well as 'Developing and Running a Successful Therapy Practice'.
I also offer Clinical Supervision to qualified; Psychotherapists Psychologists Counsellors as well as offering supervision for trainees of their clinical work on both placement and with training clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, registered and accredited as: a Counselling Psychologist, an Integrative Psychotherapist, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, a Supervisor.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work in both the NHS and as a consultant in private practice.
I also work at the Minster Centre which is a long established training organisation for students studying for their Post Graduate Diploma and MA in Psychotherapy, where I am the Head of Supervision, Head of the 3rd Year and Head of the Diploma in Counselling.
I teach, run groups and supervise qualified supervisors, therapists and trainees.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I operate a sliding scale of fees depending on:
Number of session per week
Time of appointment
Ability to pay
My fee operates between £65 and £120 per session for individuals and £95-150 for couples
I also have a few concessionary places available. If you think that you might need this then please ask.
I accept cash, cheques and bank transfers. I am also recognised as a Health Provider for many of the major Insurance Companies. If you have a Private Health Insurance please ask.
An initial assessment/consultation will provide an opportunity to ask questions and explore any concerns you may have about therapy. At this first appointment, we will consider what will be most helpful to your personal needs and how best to progress.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have some availability out of normal office hours. Please ask if this is something you are interested in.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide Clinical Supervision and Consultation to qualified and trainee Psychotherapists and Counsellors as well as Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, in both my private practice and within agency settings.