Simon Woods MBACP
Life can be a struggle.
Sometimes we feel we have lost our way, finding it difficult to know which way to turn. Sometimes we feel we have lost touch with who we are and what would best support us.
Sometimes we can resolve these difficulties ourselves, but sometimes we need support to do this. Counselling can help by providing you with a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the strictest of confidence.
I will listen to you with sensitivity and empathy and be attentive and responsive. I will not judge or try and change you but support you as you explore a range of emotions which are troubling you. As you gain new awareness about yourself and your world, new paths and possibilities may open in front of you.
In my professional and personal life I have found that no two people alike. The therapeutic relationship and the work we do together will be unique. To help support this I draw on different models of therapy, adapting what feels most helpful to you.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I am guided by their Ethical framework.
Sometimes people can struggle to express how they are feeling. They feel unable to find the words and feel blocked making it difficult to make progress. Working creatively can offer another way of reaching parts of us that are difficult to access bringing about new meaning and understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
- Experienced Addictions Counsellor with over 10 years experience of working in this field. including the 12 Steps of AA, NA and CA
- I am a School Counsellor at a Secondary School with over 5 years experience
- Trauma Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Post-traumatic stress
- Personal development
- Self esteem
- Child related issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £40 per 50 minute session. Initial session/Assessment is free so that this gives us both a chance to get to know each other and then if it feels right for you we then start meeting every week at the same time and the same place.
I offer Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work.
For Counsellors that are looking for Supervision, I can offer a reduced rate of £25 as I am currently studying for my Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings after 5pm and all day Saturday & Sunday (9am-7pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Supervisor in Training and I will be charging £25 per hour whilst training.