Arlene Dunkley-Wood

Arlene Dunkley-Wood

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Walthamstow

Walthamstow E17
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Hello my name is Arlene Dunkley-Wood, I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and perinatal mental health recovery practitioner.

Offering a person centred and solution focused approach to counselling with 6 week sessions for perinatal recovery.

If you have had a baby in recent years and find that you are struggling with the following:


Birth Injury


Panic attacks

Intrusive thoughts

Flash back from birth trauma

Resolving baby loss

Coming to terms with infertility

Relationship issues post birth

Then please reach out.

My hope is to be of service, to work together in a solutions focused approach, to get to a future state  which gives you the tools to monitor and manage your internal states so that you can function in a healthy way for your self confidence and for your life.

You will be listened to acknowledged and move forwards to a positive future state.  We will use breathing, SFQ, TBR3 rewind if needed and visualisation, mindfulness and understanding the need for self compassion.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, then please contact me and we can get you on the way to wellness.

However if you are in addictive program or in a long standing mental health client under medication, then this might not be the right fit for you.  I also am not the right person for serve postnatal depression ie purple psychosis.

All sessions are in the strictest confidence.

About me and my therapy practice

I have spent the best part of 30 years in the birth world, as a birth educator, birth doula and supporter for mothers and babies as a Active Birth Teacher and Senior YogaBirth Teacher.

I also trained and offered counselling and bodywork to mothers through pregnancy, birth and in preparation for pregnancy with Mizan abdominal work.

I trained with the College of Holistic Medicine in Life Development Counselling in 1995 and am now a registered Member of BACP.

Continued personal development is important to me and I am now offering Traumatic Birth Recovery, whilst completing my training with TBR College.

I am conscious that the birth process is not always straight forward. and complication may have arisen during your birth journey.  My passion for supporting women has guided me  to move into the work of perinatal mental health.

I am very interested in working with all birthing people and their families, but have a special desire to work with marginalised women, who are not always able to access this service.

For those in a low income bracket, I do offer a sliding scale and concession.

Practice description

I will be working via zoom on Fridays or in Central London on a face to face basis.

The sessions will be 50 mins 


My first session

I am offering a discovery session of 15 mins to those interested to find the right therapist to help them through this journey.

We will discuss our terms of working together and I will send you a contract at the end of the session, if you want to go forwards.

Full fee would be expected in advance of the agreed sessions. 

We will work together over 4 weeks and review on 5 week.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Families, Groups

How I deliver therapy

Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

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