About our Counsellors

My name is David Wright and I have a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Psychology which includes Mindfulness and Transpersonal Psychology. I have a degree (with Honours) in Counselling studies. I also have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have a wide range of experience of working with mental health issues.

 

I offer a non-judgemental, confidential and empathic way of being.

 

I previously spent 22 years in the Armed Forces, with tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan,and can work with serving and former members of the military as well as their families or friends that require support.

 

I offer a non-judgemental way of being, enabling the client to speak confidentially about any issues or concerns that they may have. It is the client who is the expert on themselves, therefore I aim to assist the client in understanding their beliefs and accepting who they are, and I will listen, without giving advice or opinions and simply help the client to feel accepted and to accept themselves.

 

I use various counselling approaches including person centred counselling, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapies to assist the client and discover which model best suits the client.

 

Most recently training Student Counsellors for the past 5 years 2013-2018 with the last 3 years in the position of Programme Leader of the Counselling Degree, validated through the University Of Hull.

My name is Amanda Woodhouse. I am a professional, qualified counsellor with a BA (honours) Degree in Counselling Studies & Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have a wide range of experience working with Mental Health & Emotional issues with people aged 16 years & onwards.

My previous experience includes counselling for the NHS & an organisation in Grimsby providing Health & Social Care to the community. For the past 3 years I have counselled students aged 16 years & upwards at a local College & University.

I offer a non-judgemental & emphatic way of being, enabling the client to talk freely & confidentially about any issues or concerns they are having, no matter how big or small. I do not give advice or tell clients what to do, although, I may offer suggestions. However, as the client is the expert on themselves, they decide if the suggestion is beneficial for them. I listen & accept the client for who they are which often helps them to accept themselves and embark on a journey of self-exploration.

My main counselling approach is Person-Centred, however, I integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to suit the client’s individual needs.

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Making the decision to attend counselling is a positive step and can offer support beyond that available from family or friends.