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My name is Kara Woods and I am an Experienced, Qualified and Professionally Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Mindfulness Teacher and Coach. I practise in-person in North London (N4) and online. 

I have particular expertise and experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma and other stress related issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have a special interest in working with issues of identity, self-esteem, meaning and purpose.

On this website, you will find information about my services, training and experience, and about practicalities such as making contact and location. If you do not find the information you require, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications and Training

Over the years I have studied and practised a wide variety of psychological, somatic and spiritual approaches to healing and self development. I have completed ten years of formal training and my qualifications include: 


Postgraduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling (Distinction) - Middlesex University and The Psychosynthesis Trust.

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training (SEP) – European Association for Somatic Experiencing.

Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Training – Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice, Bangor University.   

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – The Coach Training Institute.

I am registered with the following professional bodies:

British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP: 378976)

Somatic Experiencing Association UK (SEAUK)

The British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA)

International Coach Federation (ICF)

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"The great home of the Soul is the open road."

D H Lawrence

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