Susan Wood, Dip. Couns., MBACP (Accred)
I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I offer one to one counselling using a holistic approach to look at all aspects of your unique situation and requirements. I work integratively, using CBT and various other methods appropriate to your individual needs and my priority is to provide time and space for you to talk to someone impartial and supportive who does not judge or criticise. I offer short or long term therapy.
We will discuss and work together to find answers that suit you, helping you change or let go of what is not working in your life. You may want short term practical help to handle distressing symptoms, such as come with anxiety or depression, or wish to take time to explore and understand traumatic events from your past.
I can help you to understand how your patterns of thinking and beliefs about yourself, other people or the world around you may be influencing you and affecting your reactions. This increased self awareness can help you to see your choices and options more clearly and be very empowering.
You can learn to develop skills which enable you to manage life’s challenges more effectively and feel in control again. I will teach you self help coping strategies, such as relaxation and mindfulness and encourage you to look at lifestyle, exercise, nutrition.
My specialist areas of work include:
- relationship or family problems
- bereavement and loss
- life changes such as divorce
- lack of confidence
- social anxiety
- workplace stress
- worries about health or lifestyle
- the responsibilities of being a carer
- managing the changes of growing older
I am based in the New Forest, between Lymington and New Milton. My quiet, comfortable practice is easily accessible with plenty of parking.
I work face to face, by telephone, email or Skype. Appointments are available at flexible times, including evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in CBT Skills & Theory
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cruse Bereavement Volunteer
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session face to face, telephone and Skype.
For email charges please see my website.
I offer flexible appointments, including evenings.
I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
As part of this commitment I undertake continuous professional development and training.
The BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. (www.professionalstandards,org.uk)
I am fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.
I am registered with the Information Commissioners office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk which controls data protection legislation and information gathering online.