Vienna Wood

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Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10
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About me

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. 
What you can do is calm yourself. 
The storm will pass”. 
Timber Hawkeye

Hi, I’m Vienna a fully accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years and have worked for the NHS and private organisations, with adults and children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently run my private practice, Chase's Place Psychotherapy, from my office in Sittingbourne. I work with adults, children and adolescents. 

Are you feeling…. 


Are you a worrier? 

Do you worry that all this worrying is bad for you?
Do you have a low self esteem?
Do you not see yourself the way other people see you? 
Do you sometimes feel like you're going mad and you don't know how you're going to get through the day? 

I can provide a safe space to help you explore your thoughts and emotions and we can work together to help you find ways to move forward that are right for you. We can look at strategies which could help you manage any current problems you may be experiencing.

I am non-judgemental, empathic, and will take the sessions at your pace. This is the time for you to tell your story and be heard.

My aim is to help you improve your mood and wellbeing so that you are able to leave our sessions feeling empowered and motivated, and as though you are no longer carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders!

I use an integrative approach including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Compassion focussed therapy (CFT) and mindfulness. I also have a special interest in the inner child model, where we can look in more depth at where your problems may have originated. Low self esteem is often formed in childhood and can sometimes form unhelpful core beliefs which can impact our emotions and behaviours today. Looking at the origins of these core beliefs and working through them using the inner child model can be a very healing process, as it helps us to see how our long held beliefs can have such an affect on our day to day lives.

CBT involves practicing strategies between the sessions, and the more you practice these strategies the more you can learn to manage your thoughts and behaviours. The point of CBT is to help enable you to become your own therapist, so you won’t need to see me anymore!

With the right strategies and techniques, you will be able to reduce your stress and anxiety and live a happier, healthier life.

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. 

Choosing a therapist can be difficult, so I offer a 15 minute no obligation phone call so you can decide if I’m the right therapist for you! 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology BSc – University of Kent
  • Psychology MSc – University of Kent 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Inverventions – University of Surrey 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Canterbury Christchurch University (Salomons) 
  • IAPT Supervisor training 

I also have certificates in working with children and adolescents, and various CPD (continued professional development) certificates including:

  • Working with older adults
  • Working with young people with ASD
  • Trauma and loss
  • The Inner Child
  • Functional Analytical Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Therapy for Depression
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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£80.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation for you to ask any questions and for you to decide if you would like to work with me. 

I provide therapy both face to face at my office in Sittingbourne and remotely either online or over the phone. The sessions last for 1 hour and are charged at £80 per one hour for both adults and children. 

I have a set fee for producing assessment reports. This can be discussed if required for you or your child. 

Payment is required by the end of the session by either cash or bank transfer. 


If you need to cancel an appointment I will require 24 hours notice and I will be able to reschedule your session free of charge. If under 24 hours notice is given, half the session fee will be charged (£40.00). 

When I work

I can be flexible around booking in sessions to suit your needs, call me for current availability. 

Further information

Client Testimonials 

Vienna has always made me feel comfortable during my sessions. She helped me create a safe environment where I was able to discuss all of my issues in depth. She really listened and showed a genuine willingness to help me work through my problems. She gave me all the tools I needed to help get through some tough times and I am very appreciative of her help. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her, I am feeling so much more positive. 

Vienna was fantastic with my son who has learning difficulties and anxiety. She tailored every session to his needs and interests, and even made sure that all of his strategies involved superheroes which are his favourite thing! He now has so much more confidence and is a lot calmer, I can’t thank her enough! 

Vienna was excellent, knowledgable, patient, friendly and professional. She was incredibly helpful, approachable and made me feel comfortable, she gave me a toolkit of techniques which have been really useful. 

Vienna was very helpful and had a kind and gentle approach with my daughter, who felt it was a safe place where she was listened to and helped. I am so grateful for all the help she has given my little girl. 

Vienna has honestly given me the best experience of therapy I could have had. She listened, never judged me and I always left the sessions feeling as though a weight had lifted. She has a good sense of humour which made the sessions feel easier and more comfortable. She has helped me to better understand myself and I feel better for the future. 

I walked in a short while ago in a terrible place in my life, with my daily life spiralling out of control. I leave feeling solid and in control of my emotions with a sound mind. I no longer have self-doubt and judgement of my personality. Vienna is responsible for instilling confidence in myself to stick to my beliefs and to love myself again. 

I have found Vienna’s support invaluable. She has helped me to understand my condition in such a way that I have been able to overcome many aspects of my OCD after living with it for almost 40 years! She has given me the confidence to to make further progress on my own and I now believe I can. 

Vienna was incredibly supportive and patient in helping me understand how to change the way I approach situations that would normally bring me down and affect my mood. I’m leaving the sessions feeling confident in my ability to direct my actions and thoughts more proactively. 

Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10

Type of session

In person
Vienna Wood
Vienna Wood