Charlotte Holloway MA, Adv. Dip Psych. MBACP
How Counselling Can Help:
Life can be complicated and many of us have times when we feel we aren't coping and we can lose a sense of our selves and our strengths. I believe that giving yourself some space and time to explore your difficulties, anxieties or losses can help you come to a deeper understanding of yourself, your feelings and your relationships and enable you to make more informed choices and find more balance, agency or acceptance in your life.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who places collaboration and respect for my clients at the heart of my work. My training as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist means that I can adapt my way of working to what suits you. I won't judge you or tell you what you should or shouldn't do. I will listen to you. I practice mindfulness when appropriate and I believe that listening to what our bodies communicate can help us remember or understand what our minds sometimes cannot. I also like to work with dreams, metaphor and other imagery you bring.
I offer a safe, calm and welcoming space in a peaceful, semi-rural setting which is easily accessible from the A40/M40 or Seer Green train station and offers ample parking.
Timing of Sessions:
Each session will last 50 mins and is normally weekly at the same time every week so that this time is always yours. It is entirely up to you how long you come to counselling. Some people find the support they need in a few sessions. Other people like to come for longer. Short term work (6-20 sessions) can help you address a specific issue or simply offer some support in a time of crisis. Longer term work can lead to more profound changes and may be more appropriate for complex problems such as entrenched relationship issues, chronic depression, bereavement or compulsive behaviour.
You can email or call me with any questions. If you choose to make an appointment we can then discuss your needs in greater depth and decide whether I am the right counsellor/psychotherapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Minster Centre in London, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training courses in the UK. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling; a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy; an M.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Oxford University and an M.A. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.
I am a full clinical accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their codes of ethics.
In addition to private practice I have also worked at a GP's surgery and a low cost counselling service and have volunteered at SLAM ( South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust).
Alongside my private practice I continue to add to my knowledge and experience by regularly attending additional training courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I have a sliding scale of fees from £40 to £80 depending on your circumstances, time and frequency of sessions. We can discuss what is an appropriate fee when you decide you would like to work with me. The initial assessment session is a flat rate of £45.00 and lasts one hour.
My cancellation policy is 3 days notice - less than that and the full fee is payable. However, I do understand that life can be unpredictable (for example, if you have young children) and I can offer some flexibility with rescheduling appointments.
I lived in the USA for 12 years where I worked with "at risk" mothers which has led to a particular interest in parenting issues, relationship issues, transgenerational trauma and the challenges of living in a foreign country. I also studied holistic health in the USA and this, along with my integrative training as a psychotherapist, means that I am always open to and curious about what our bodies remember and what chronic illness or bodily symptoms might be trying to communicate to us. Above all, however, I am interested and open to everyone's uniqueness and individual story.
My previous careers included Account Planning for advertising agencies in London and San Francisco and Campaign Co-ordination for an animal charity in the UK.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My current availability is between 8.30 and 4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri.
Types of client