Wanda Howell BSc Hons DipHE MBPsS MBACP
The Counselling And Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road
07590561087 / 07590 561087
I have been qualified and working as a Counsellor for the last 10 years, but have recently decided to gain my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, so am now a Trainee Counselling Psychologist in year two of my Doctorate.
I work from a Relational perspective, which means that I base my practice in Person-Centered therapy, but also utilise different modalities, such as Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Mindfulness. I consider myself to be an Integrative Counselling Psychologist.
I work with young people, individuals and couples, either by telephone, in person or online. I have varied experience in dealing with different personal issues, such as; addiction, abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, pre and post natal issues with mothers and fathers, adultery, job loss, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues and many others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained 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 expand my professionalism and am in my Second 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, in order to be able to offer my clients varying Psychological techniques, depending on their own personal experiences.
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 am included o their Register of Proficient Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
The cost for individuals, per 50 minute session, is £45.
I am currently training to become a Certified Practitioner of Havening Techniques® and at the moment, I am charging £20 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.
Young people are £45 per 50 minute session.
I do have some availability for online counselling, via Skype, and this costs £40 for a 50 minute session. I also have some availability for Telephone Counselling, although this is restricted to certain hours; £40 for a 50 minute session.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Basic Polish|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday- available hours of work vary.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|