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Wanda Howell BSc Hons DipHE MBPsS MBACP

Swindon SN1 & SN3
07590 561087 07590 561087

About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions, queries or arrange a session.

Swindon
Wiltshire
SN3

Old Town
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Basic Polish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I work from a home office which is on the ground floor and has easy access from the road. Parking is available and within 50m of my practice.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, with weekends at discretion. Appointments from 9am to 5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Wanda Howell BSc Hons DipHE MBPsS MBACP

Wanda Howell BSc Hons DipHE MBPsS MBACP