Emma Wood - MNCH (Reg), CNHC
5 Machon Bank Road
Like everyone else, I’ve had a lot of challenges in my life. I suffered from anxiety, panic attacks and depression for a number of years as I was growing up, which is why I think I became interested in Psychology. I wanted to understand my own mind better and also help other people. On reflection, that period of adversity was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Through all of that happening, I gained resilience, found my passion, met my partner and became a step mum. It hasn't always been easy - but I honestly don't think I'd change a thing.
I work with range of people, with problems ranging from depression, anxiety and phobias to more general issues such as work, relationships and performance to name a few. I also have a special interest in working with performance and wellbeing in sports, particularly in Rock Climbing.
No two treatment plans will ever be the same, because I believe that everyone is different. The issues that have brought you here will be specific to you, so we'll work together in a way that supports how your mind works naturally, and how your life experiences could be contributing. Together, we'll begin to target the specific details of your problem, and create the future you'd like for yourself instead. All of this, without a swinging watch in sight.
I spoke at the Women's Climbing Symposium 2017 on the subject of fear and failure, and am particularly interested in working in those areas - in and outside of the climbing world. I love my work and I am committed to being the best therapist I can be, helping others to achieve, grow, mend and rebuild.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Master Practitioner in NLP & Cognitive Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP from the Quest Institute
- BSc Psychology (First Class) from the University of the West of England
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
£55 per session
I can't recommend Emma highly enough. She is a fantastic listener who often has insights that can really turn what I think are problems into solutions. I've known Emma for about 18 months and in that time she has always been patient in helping me move towards my goals. It is not unknown for us to spend some of each session laughing which is so important to me. In short, Emma makes each session feel as though it is tailor-made for me - which has not always been the case during other therapies. Emma moves seamlessly between therapist and coach and has made a very positive impact on my live.
- Jane, 50, Retired
I came to see Emma because I’ve suffered for years with social anxiety, which causes some distressing physical symptoms. I’ve tried various forms of therapy in the past including CBT, several hypnotherapists, and even medication, none of which had worked. I felt my therapists didn’t understand me, and was embarrassed to tell them when something they were trying with me was clearly not working. I came to Emma because she provided something different, and I was intrigued and ready to try something new. I immediately felt comfortable with her, and we worked together to find something that worked for me. When I felt it wasn’t quite right, we tried something else. It was totally natural and she encouraged me to be honest about what worked and what didn’t. The result was that, together, we found a method that worked for me in just one session. This is a huge step for me as I’ve been trying for over a decade. I already feel much more comfortable, and my anxieties have drastically eased after just 2 sessions. I’m really looking forward to continuing working with Emma. She is calming, supportive and skilled, and I would highly recommend her, especially if you have tried therapy before and struggled as I have.
- Katie, 24, Student
I went to see Emma to come up with strategies to help cope with feelings of frustration, anger and disappointment that I experience when performing in sport. Seeing Emma was a slightly different experience for me, and it probably wasn’t how she normally practises either! It was great to have time away from everything, a calm space where we talked through ideas and feelings. She let my mind wander wherever I felt it necessary to go and guided me in a supportive and thought-provoking way.
- David, 32, Athlete
Daytime and evening appointments midweek, and Saturday mornings