Roxana Wood

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    How I can help you

    Feeling unhappy, stressed and anxious? Perhaps you moved countries, leaving behind family and friends, trying to adjust to a new culture and job, feeling isolated, angry and depressed. Are you struggling to move forward, feeling frustrated and stuck?

    My task as a counsellor is to help you become more aware. Through talking and writing in safety and confidentiality you can learn things about yourself that can help you understand what is going on for you. Having trained at the Gestalt Centre London, I work in a relational way which means the focus is on how you relate to yourself and the world and people around you: what you feel, do, avoid, expect, want and dream. We may look at how past experiences may affect your outlook on life now, cause you additional grief and keep you from getting your needs met.

    As you become more aware you will change and develop greater acceptance of yourself and others. With knowledge comes power and you will feel more empowered to choose to do things differently. It is about ‘unlearning’ ways of coping which may have become unhelpful and keep us stuck and developing a healthier and more realistic attitude towards yourself and the world.

    What to expect

    Although online counselling is different from face-to-face counselling it can be as effective and therapeutic.

    Sometimes people feel inhibited and anxious in face-to-face situations. Writing can reduce their anxiety levels and help them overcome their inhibitions. Email allows you to describe your problems more immediately and therefore also in greater detail. If you prefer time for reflection and enjoy writing then email may suit you more than real-time chat. Video counselling on the other hand is similar to face-to-face communication whilst it can give you enough distance without feeling overwhelmed by the counselling experience.

    I offer online counselling via email, chat and video.

    • Please note my service is not suitable to you if you have been suffering enduring mental illness, you are under 18, and if you are actively suicidal.

    Please visit my website,, which offers further information about online counselling and will help you make an informed decision.

    About me

    I work both in private practice and Higher Education as counsellor and clinical supervisor. My background is in education and the visual arts.

    I have a special interest in the use of creative means in personal exploration, such as writing and drawing, and, having lived in several countries myself, in the issues of cultural displacement and multicultural transitions. I have experience in long and short-term face-to-face counselling as well as online counselling covering issues such as depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships, work/health issues, bereavement (incl. pets), trauma and loss.

    I am an accredited counsellor and certified cyber facilitator and online therapy specialist. I trained at the Gestalt Centre London and with the Online Therapy Institute (OTI). I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and abide by their Professional Code of Conduct & Code of Ethics.

    • Location: Harlow, United Kingdom
    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Depression
      2. Loneliness
      3. Stress
      4. Work, Education & Career Issues
      5. Worry
      6. Anxiety
      7. Self-Esteem
      8. Anger
      9. Relationship Issues
      10. Cultural & Minority Issues
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Integrative Therapy
      2. Gestalt Therapy
      3. Relational Therapy
    • Languages:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills
      • Diploma in Counselling
      • Foundational Cyberculture Series Certificate
      • Certified Cyber Facilitator Certificate
      • Online Therapy Specialist
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