Wanda Howell

Please note: All sessions Wanda offers will take place at her practice in Liden, Swindon.


Having graduated with a BSc Hons in Building Surveying, I worked for local authorities and the MOD as a Project Manager until I had my first child, when I needed help and support. I trained to become an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and from there, decided to gain my Diploma in Counselling alongside studying for my BSc Hons in Psychology.

I have been working as a Counsellor for over 10 years and two years ago, I decided that I wanted to increase my qualifications and experience, and enrolled on the Professional Doctorate (PhD) in Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England, which is why I am now working as a Trainee Counselling Psychologist. I am in the second year of my PhD, which is based in the Psychodynamic modality, twinned with a Humanistic perspective. I work from an Evidence Based perspective, which means that all the techniques I utilise have a Scientific basis to them, and have been fully researched.

As a Trainee Counselling Psychologist I am governed by the British Psychological Society, as a Graduate Member and I am bound by the ethical framework that the BPS use. I am fully insured and hold several DBS certificates.

I am available for both short and long term counselling, as guided by you, the client.


Training on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, University of the West of England, in year Two.

BSc Hons Psychology

DipHE Counselling

DipHE Breastfeeding Counselling

BSc Hons Building Surveying


I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years, and work with young people, couples and individuals. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues, and owing to having had ‘turbulent’ teenage years, I work well with young people and can establish a good rapport with them.

I work from an Integrative Perspective, which means that I utilise many different modalities in the therapeutic arena- simply put, I adapt and change the techniques that I use with each client, as each clients issues are individual and unique to them. My work is grounded in the Person Centered approach, but I utilise Systems Theory and Attachment theory as a basis for my work.

I also work in the NHS facilitating CBT sessions in Stress, Mood management, Depression and others and I spend my Fridays working as a Trainee Counselling Psychologist for a Charity in Cirencester. I have experience in CBT, Person Centered Counselling, Psychodynamic perspectives, Gestalt therapy, TA, Mindfulness, art therapy and I am currently studying to be a Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).


Sessions are weekly, and I charge £45 per 50 minute session for Individuals, £55 for couples and £45 for young people.

Online Counselling is also available via Skype for £40 per 50 minute session.

Concessions will be considered on an individual basis and are dependant on your circumstances.

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

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