Nina Woods - Dip. Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy. MBACP
Person Centred - Integrative Psychosexual Therapy
Individual and Couples Counsellor
Life events made me question my career and take the decision to train to be counsellor. I bring my experience of facing my own challenges to my counselling along with the skills I’ve acquired through my counselling and psychotherapy training which began in Canada and continued here in Liverpool. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a diversity and inclusion manager in a large professional services firm. I have worked for the UK civil service, and as an English as a Foreign Language teacher in Japan.
About my counselling style
Life tests us all the time. Grieving a loved one, contending with a stressful job, coming to terms with a physical or mental health condition, facing the end of a meaningful relationship, becoming a parent—life’s tests may cause us to lose a secure sense of self, and give us the feeling that we can't quite cope. We also go through periods of struggle as we seek to discover who we are and who we want to be socially, professionally, sexually and within our most important relationships.
My aim is to offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to help you find a way back to yourself or discover a sense of self that feels right for where you are now. My approach provides you with the right environment to reflect on your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and gain the self-awareness you need to find your way forward. Through counselling you can discover your strengths, increase resilience and develop an acceptance that will help you deal with life’s challenges.
My Areas of Experience:
Bereavement and loss
Work stress and job dissatisfaction and how they affect self esteem
Relationship difficulties and understanding oneself in relationships
Living with general anxiety and depression and other mental health diagnoses
Integrating painful past experiences
Exploring sexuality and desire and how they relate to a wider sense of self
I work with couples to bring to light to the dynamics and assumptions that cause tension, conflict and hurt in relationships. By surfacing what is really going on, greater understanding is achieved. This understanding can lead to a willingness to work with what activates each partner and in counselling we can explore ways to manage and attend to each partners’ emotional needs. I support couples to identify and develop each partners’ communication skills and style and capacity for empathy.
Fees and counselling format
I offer in-person, zoom and telephone sessions.
For personal therapy I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.
For Couples Counselling I charge £75 for a 80min session.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation/intro session by phone or zoom.
Professional code of conduct
As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for counsellors. This ensures that my clients receive a recognised professional standard of service that puts clients first.
Counsellor Training and Continuing Professional Development
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Liverpool Counsellor Training
Certificate in Working with Couples and other Relationship – The Grove Practice
Couples Counselling – Human Givens
Integrative Psychosexual Therapy – Centre for Psychosexual Health