Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood

 

Fiona enjoys working with people in a therapeutic way and has been doing so since 2005. Initially as a massage therapist and more recently as a counsellor after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling in 2013.

Fiona has a genuine interest and belief in people, and believes that everyone deserves to be happy and content. Her counselling approach is very supportive and caring, while encouraging insight and change.
Services and philosophy

Fiona believes there are many ways to perceive and be in the world, and that all ways are valid and have something to offer. For this reason she draws on both cognitive (rational) and intuitive (creative) modalities as appropriate for your particular needs, preferences and healing journey.

For those who understand the theoretical models, Fiona uses a person-centred approach incorporating Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Expressive Therapies.

Fiona specialises in

  • Bereavement counselling
  • Help with depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Relationship counselling
  • Self-reflection exercises

For more general guidance, she also offers a reflective space program for individuals and groups.
Personal achievements

  • Various volunteer work at Samaritan House, Woden Community Services and PANDSI
  • Attends a weekly meditation and personal development group, which she has been doing since 2007
  • Co-facilitates regular Sound Bath Meditations using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls
  • Author of “A Beginners Guide to the Internet“, published in 1996
  • Balances a fulfilling career working in the Web team at the National Museum of Australia with her enjoyment of counselling, sound healing and spending time with family and friends

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Community Counselling, University of Canberra, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communications), Charles Sturt University, 1993
  • Working Relationally with Conflicted Couple Relationships – Stephen Madigan, Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, November 2015
  • Evidence Based Techniques for Treatment of Resistant Anxiety, Worry, Panic and Insomnia, TATRA Corporate & Allied Health Training Services, October 2015
  • Anticipatory Grief: Change, Challenges and Living Into Loss, Australian Centre of Grief and Bereavement, September 2015
  • ‘Core Course’ in Bereavement Counselling, Bereavement Care Centre, July 2015
  • An introduction to the concepts and practices of Narrative Therapy, Five Day Workshop, Robert Pereira, April 2015
  • ACT Advanced Workshop, ACT Mindfully, Dr Russ Harris, November 2013
  • ACT Introductory Workshop, ACT Mindfully, Dr Russ Harris, March 2013
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Support Training, OzHelp Foundation, June 2012

Summary

To summarise, Fiona says:

“I really enjoy working with people in a therapeutic way and believe it is a privilege to do so. The depth of feeling, thought and emotion that travels with each of us, leaves me in awe of the uniqueness yet connectedness of each of us.

I am here to offer you a helping hand when needed, to be still and listen intently, to share awareness, to allow space for emotions and to enliven the self within.”

Fiona is available for individual and couples counselling sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.

For more information see Fiona’s website.

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