Ysella Wood

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Member of BACP ~ Dip.Couns ~ Golowhe Therapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St. Austell PL26 & Bodmin PL30
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to Golowhe Therapy. Golowhe is a Cornish word meaning ‘to glow’, ‘to light up’, ‘to illuminate’, ‘to shine’… I believe we all have the ability to shine, and sometimes we need support to find the light again in the darkness.

My name is Ysella (also known as Izzey) and as a qualified counsellor trained in the person-centred approach, I place you, the client, at the heart of all decision-making because I trust it is only you who holds the key to all the answers, and it is only you who can unlock these to achieve your true potential.

With over a decade of experience working with and in the outdoors in a variety of woodland & educational settings, I can offer sessions in person and online, along with the opportunity to use nature and the outdoors to facilitate our relationship, such as 'Walk and Talk' sessions and ecotherapy opportunities.
I work with individuals (adults, teens, young people) and groups.

Each session is unique, being informed by you as to what interests, needs or pace might be required. You can email or enquire via my website to decide whether this will be meeting your needs and expectations, and how we can begin our journey together. Thank you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully qualified counsellor - Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy (University of Plymouth)
  • I am a registered member of BACP (400893)
  • I have full professional liability insurance and enhanced DBS checked
  • I have a comprehensive list of qualifications, which can be seen on my website

I am continually updating my knowledge and skills to maintain good practice. 

I have counselling experience with students of Callywith College and Cornwall College, as well as Pegasus Men’s Well-being Centre CIC covering a wide breadth of subjects and challenges.

I volunteer for Penhaligon’s Friends (a local Cornish children’s bereavement charity) and co-facilitate a support group for Georgia’s Voice - Preventing suicide in young women aged 18-25 in Cornwall.

I continue to work in the outdoors with over a decade’s experience in a variety of roles including a Forest School leader, conservationist, volunteer and funding coordinator, and mentor.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I believe that we are all unique and therefore sometimes we do not fit into a ‘box’ or ‘category’. If there is something else that you feel hasn’t been identified or perhaps a more generalised reason, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free (20mins) initial consultation (either by phone or online). 

Concession rate available - full details can be found on my website. 

Fees are the same for all session types (i.e. Walk and Talk therapy, online, in person) unless otherwise specified.

Glimmers of Light - offering subsidised affordable ‘low cost’ online counselling opportunities. £15 per online session for up to 45mins. T&Cs apply. See website to learn more. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours can vary throughout the seasons, so please don’t hesitate to enquire about my availability. 

Sessions can be weekly, bi-weekly, rolling or fixed contract. 

Further information

Cornish born and raised, I love the sun on my skin, the sound of birdsong, citrus flavours, gardening, walks with my dog and being outdoors in all seasons.

As well as offering one-to-one counselling support, I also offer ecotherapy group sessions in beautiful private outdoor settings - please see my website to discover more… 

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light” (Brené Brown)

Carthew, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26

Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The Choose Nature CIC site has on-site parking and a disabled toilet. Accessible trail options are available, such as Cardinham Woods nr Bodmin - please ask upon enquiry.

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