- Phone number
- 0151 203 4455
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
I work mostly weekdays however I am happy to negotiate times and days depending on my avalibility.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Anthony Wood, I am the owner of A PHEW services ltd and I am a fully qualified counsellor. I have years of experience in many different aspects of complex mental health. I have worked with both children and adults within schools, hospitals, agencies, and charities providing mental health services. I run both youth and adult groups, programs and training throughout the year and have a lot of experience with client work.
I understand that taking the first steps to begin counselling may be daunting for some and that is why I prioritize the need for a warm, non-judgmental, empathic, and confidential environment that provides you with a safe space to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings and experience of life.
I facilitate your needs whether it be home visits, online sessions, walking therapy or my counselling rooms based on the Wirral. I can work with ages starting from 12 upwards and welcome anyone to access my services.
I have worked with and have training in the following subjects:
Child and adult counselling, Trauma, bereavement, and loss training, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+ training, Cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, Psychodynamics, Safeguarding adults and children, Conflict resolution, Dementia awareness, Drug and alcohol addiction, Suicide Prevention, Gambling and gaming awareness, sand play therapy, Psychological first aid, Empowerment programs, coparenting, domestic abuse, crime, Anxiety in children, anger management, relationship building, Depression.
I am fully qualified as an integrative counsellor which means I can use different types of approaches, but I will always start the session person centred. This means to build trust and a working relationship, I let the client lead me into their experience and let them prioritise their concerns while listening and asking open questions when needed. This technique helps the client to start to answer their own questions and solutions while listening and helping you reflect and explore your past or present problems. After a few sessions we will work together to agree what counselling approach would be most beneficial and appropriate to work towards progress, growth and closure.
I offer a free 20minitue consultation over the phone to answer any questions you may have and to gain a better understanding what you hope to achieve from the counselling sessions. If I am not proficient enough in a certain area of work, I can help signpost or refer you to someone who can help if requested. If you feel that I am not the right counsellor for you after the call, I completely understand and would not feel offended.
During the call we will both need to be in a private and safe space to talk for confidential and ethical reasons behind what you would like to disclose.
If you wish to access my counselling services, I will email you a referral form to fill out and then we would sign an agreement together on your first session which will have all the information about the legal and ethical procedures in what we would be agreeing to while working together.
My first session
We can negotiate flexible days and times to cater to your work, social or family life.
Bookings are only confirmed with a deposit. I will always provide you with an invoice and confirmation after payment.
Payments can be made through bank transaction or cash on the day however the full balance must be paid before the start of the session.
Each counselling session is 60 minutes duration, and my fees are £50 a session.
I also offer a set of block sessions for a discounted rate of £45. This means you can pay upfront for 8 - 12 sessions for a lower rate.
The first session will be focused on the introduction and policies and procedures of the counselling sessions. I also have a wellbeing scale form to go through, so it gives me a better understanding of your levels of emotions so we can reflect back on. I will then invite you in your own time to give me some more information about yourself and what you wish to talk about.
For more information feel free to call me on 0151 203 4455 and select option 1.
I can then arrange a free 20minite consultation in order to answer any questions and to see if I am the right therapist for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Email therapy, Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited