Wanda Howell BSc Hons DipHE MBPsS MBACP
I have been qualified and working as a Counsellor for over ten years. However, I wanted to develop my skills and practice further, based in Psychology and research, and decided to gain my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; I am a Counselling Psychologist in Training in the final year of my Doctorate.
I work from a Relational perspective, which means that although my training was initially based on Person-Centered therapy, I also utilise different modalities, such as Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Mindfulness. I consider myself to be an Integrative Counselling Psychologist in Training.
I work with young people and individuals, either in person, by telephone or online. I have varied experience in dealing with different personal issues, such as; gender, sexuality, addiction, abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, pre and postnatal problems with mothers and fathers, adultery, job loss, stress, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, OCD, relationship issues and many other difficulties that we face.
Having worked in the NHS, I have worked with a wide variety of different difficulties, over a long period, which means that I have a varied caseload! I enjoy working in many different areas but have a keen interest in pre/postnatal issues, gender, sexuality, Mood disorders and Autism.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained initially as an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and then decided to expand into DipHE in Counselling which was underpinned by my BSc Hons in Psychology. Since then, I have decided that I would like to extend my professionalism and am in the final year of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I have training in CBT work, Mindfulness and maintain my Continuing Professional Development to ensure that I am up to date with new theories in Psychology and that I am continually expanding my learning base, to be able to offer my clients varying Psychological techniques, depending on their own experiences. I have currently completed certification in DBT.
I am working towards my Certification in Havening Techniques® which is a new form of Energy Psychology and Psychosensory practice. I am utilising the Havening Techniques® with my background in Psychology and Counselling to inform my practice.
I am a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), which underpins my ethical framework- how I work with my clients. I am also a Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and I am included on their Register of Proficient Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK.
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
The cost for individuals, per 50-minute session, is £60.
I am currently training to become a Certified Practitioner of Havening Techniques® and at the moment, I am charging £80 per session until I am Certified. After this, the price will rise to £120 for a session. Please be aware that a session can last 2 hours.
My fee for working with young people is £60 per 50-minute session, with additional support/reports at extra cost.
I do have some availability for online counselling or telephone counselling, but this is very limited. Please do contact me for availability.
I also have some flexibility with regards charges if you are on a low income and having financial difficulty, but this is subject to available space.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions, queries or arrange a session.