Ms Karen Woodley | Accredited Counsellor | Risca | NCS

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

Ms Karen Woodley

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07037

Location: Risca

Karen Mary Woodley
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
01952 780152
Verified by Psychology Today
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I understand not everybody feels comfortable attending online meetings. As of now we can accept face-to-face appointments.
Often people seek Counselling for help with bothersome thoughts, patterns that keep showing in their life whether that be in intimate relationships, work or how they manage day-to-day tasks. Whatever your reasons for seeking help my promise is to offer you my care, confidentiality, warmth and honesty. Many women have experienced really difficult life experiences that they cant put into words. They tell me, “my problems don’t seem valid when there are people dying in the world” , “I just want to know why people don’t treat me well”‘ or “Things just feel off and I am unhappy, can’t put my finger on what’s wrong” etc. Welcome
I understand how important talking to someone who can really listen is. I offer short-term counselling and longer-term therapy.
In our first session, we chat about your concerns in order to work out together the best course of therapy for you. I complete an assessment with you and following this assessment agree with you on the best treatment plan. I provide a discreet and professional service.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    My Qualifications are:

    MA Movement Psychotherapy Canterbury Christchurch University
    MNCS Accred. Counsellor
    Diploma in Advanced Counselling Supervision
    Clinical Transactional Analysis PG Diploma

    My ongoing Professional Development Training includes the following:

    TA 101 – TACymru
    Tending to trauma and the trauma pathway-BdT Trauma Recovery Training & Consultancy
    Certificate in working with trauma- Becoming Ubuntu
    Working with the Traumatised Inner Child (C-PTSD)- Becoming Ubuntu

    Couples Counselling – Gloucestershire Counselling Service
    Eco-Therapy’ working without walls’-TACymru
    Child Sexual Abuse and How to work with Survivors- NCPS

    Working with the dynamics of shame- Carolyn Spring
    Working with survivors of Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse
    Working with grief and Loss

    Energy psychology training
    Internal Family systems
    Family Constellations
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bullying
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Trauma
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