Katie Wood BA (Hons), Dip.
After gaining a qualification as a registered BACP Person Centred Therapist 7 years ago and working in various counselling settings in London, I decided to set up in private practice in my home county of Buckinghamshire, based in Land End, close to High Wycombe.
Fundamental to my approach as a therapist is to offer a relationship of equality. Instead of advising you or telling you what to do I create a non-judgmental and trustworthy space to help you explore difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I place emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship, believing it facilitates change to occur and offering myself as a companion accompanying you on your journey, at your own pace, to help you gain clarity and perspective.
As a warm-hearted, grounded person I bring authenticity to all my therapeutic work. I work as an Integrative Therapist, expanding my experience and training after my original degree. I use several modalities and each session is tailored to my clients' needs. As well as Person Centred I also draw on such things as Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.
People come to therapy for a range of reasons; you may be struggling with a lack of meaning in your life causing feelings of negativity, a traumatic loss like bereavement or relationship break up. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or difficulty in letting go of painful childhood memories. Whatever the reason I aspire to treat everyone as an individual and their experiences as unique.
I specialise in trauma and am particularly passionate about offering help and understanding to early life developmental trauma. I know too well from my own experience how this adversity can stay with you and affect every area of your life from your relationships, work life, self esteem and beliefs about yourself. I seek to help people gain clarity and understanding to this all too often misunderstood struggle, so you are not just surviving through life but living it fully.
I work with women and young people, offering individual sessions on an open-ended basis, short or long term. There is an initial meeting were we get to know each other, discuss what has bought you to therapy and what you are looking to gain from it. This is also a chance for you to ask any further questions.
As a registered BACP member I abide by their code of ethics and keep myself up to date with the latest research and education through training and self-learning.