Caroline Wood

I can enable you to find resolution with your past or present issues, or equip you with communication skills or emotional regulation skills so that you can live with more ease in the present.

About me

Welcome. My name is Caroline Wood, an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and I have been in counselling practice since graduating in 2013. I have been working in the therapy profession for more than 30 years, starting as a Shiatsu practitioner and then an NLP practitioner. Before this I was a ceramic artist/potter and creativity has always been important to me. Also, I find that being outdoors in nature is essential for my body, mind and soul.

I look forward to working with you with respect and confidentiality, as you find your journey back to mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Caroline Wood

What I offer

I offer short term therapy for anxiety, anger management, grief, self esteem, stress, communication issues, relationship issues and assertiveness.  I can see you in person, in specially designed counselling rooms in central Stroud, or online.

For adults age 18 and over.

Another speciality has been assisting clients to manage and heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by historic sexual abuse. This can have long lasting effects. Sometimes it can seem as if the events are forgotten and then suddenly a reminder (a trigger) can bring the memories back again. Or for some clients the memories never go away and may appear as intrusive thoughts or nightmares.

Emotional regulation skills can be useful to learn at the start of therapy, to make your life more manageable and to re-train your brain to respond differently, all at your own pace. Then we can address the changes needed in the areas of your life that have been affected such as personal relationships and with interactions with others, employment, assertiveness and confidence and the relationship with yourself – all without talking about the traumatic event unless you choose to. You can lead a normal life again! PTSD does not have to rule your life.

Contact me

Caroline Wood

Tel: 07944 599227


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Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, Membership number: NCS23-00720

Professional qualifications:

Level 6 Counselling degree ( counselling) Nelson, NZ – 2013

Gottman couple’s counselling training (Gottman method)

Trauma training, for PTSD and historic sexual abuse: Debra Olson Morrison, Anthony Morrison, Peter Johnson

The Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma (online series), NICABM

Child Inclusive therapy: Heather Chambers – 2014

Assessment and Treatment Options in Child Inclusive Therapy: Heather Chambers – 2015

Hakomi training (body awareness and healing) with Jules Morgaine – 2022

NLP Master practitioner (Used for trauma release work) – 2002

Art and Design, honours degree (Ceramics) Bath University – 1987