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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- 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 problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Basic Polish|
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, with weekends at discretion. Appointments from 9am to 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|