Katie is a compassionate counsellor, with experience of working with adults and young people. Having experienced trauma first hand, Katie understands the importance of having the right help and support through the difficult times and this is where her passion lies. Katie understands that the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client is key. To have someone who you are able to relate to is extremely valuable. Katie’s core training is person-centred, from the initial appointment Katie will discuss with you the focus of the sessions and will tailor working together to each individual.
Empathy is very important to Katie, acknowledging that everyone is different and understanding that you may feel nervous coming into counselling. Katie will help you to feel safe and at ease. Katie is experienced in working with a range of issues, you can read more by visiting her website – https://katiewoodstherapy.
Katie is also trauma informed and works with clients who have experienced single, multiple & childhood trauma. These sessions will help to build emotional stability, internal and external safety and coping strategies. For more information please contact Katie.
Katie is an Individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and works in accordance with the BACP Ethics and guidelines. Katie is also trained in suicide first aid ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
Katie is available for face to face, telephone and Skype consultations.
Having started her career as a teacher Jude moved into the field of mental health a number of years ago. She has worked as a counsellor for charities such as MIND, Macmillan and Barnardos and currently works in a number of schools across Warrington and Trafford providing counselling, social, emotional and mental health support and animal assisted therapy to staff, children and young people.
Jude is a person-centred counsellor with training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and brings a flexible approach to her practice, working creatively with compassion and sensitivity to best meet the needs of her clients. She understands that traditional ‘talking therapy’ can seem intimidating or a little too intense for some people so offers ‘walk and talk’ sessions to adults, with or without her therapy dogs, as an alternative for those who would prefer this.
Jude works with adults of all ages and works with children from the age of 10 and upwards and their families. She has particular experience in supporting adults and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD, and those with special educational needs.
Jude strongly believes that being able to live a meaningful, fulfilling life is possible for everyone and although at times life can be incredibly difficult, she believes each individual has the strength and capacity within themselves to bring about positive change. Sometimes people can do this on their own or with the help of loved ones, but at other times they need the support of a professional. If you are at the point of seeking help, Jude would love to hear from you.
Jude is a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and works in accordance with the BACPS ethics and guidelines.
For more information on Jude’s animal assisted therapy work please visit https://www.facebook.com/CheshireAnimalAssistedTherapy/.