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Ann Holden BA (Hons) Counselling/Therapy/Coaching for young people and adults

Nr Norwich, Norfolk, NR17
07799 600502 07799 600502

About me

Counselling for all ages - getting to the root of the issue.

For people aged from 8 to 80.

I work with children, teenagers and adults on a one to one basis.  In providing a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment it allows my clients to feel truly heard and understood.

Sometimes life can feel very challenging and we find ourselves not coping. We need someone to talk to outside of our family and friends. We can feel depressed, anxious, angry, bereft, panicky, isolated, and many more complex emotional disorders. Complications can arise if these issues are not dealt with.

I trained for seven years and for your reassurance I am registered with a professional body. Now a counselling practitioner of 15 years I was the local High School Counsellor for 10 of those years which included working with students with learning difficulties and special needs. I advocate early intervention; exploring our thoughts and feelings prevents further mental health issues developing into adulthood.

As a trained coach I can also incorporate empowerment skills to build confidence, enhance self esteem and self worth by giving you skills and tools to help you feel in control.

Your 'way of being' is important to me. There are no fixed number of sessions. I offer non-directive holistic therapy. Please phone for further information if you are not sure what type of therapy you need.

Brief history of experience:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Attendance issues for school students
  • Examination pressure and stress
  • Anger Management-understanding anger, how it got there and letting it go
  • Teenage Development - helping dilute friction and pressure
  • Autistic/Asperger spectrum/ADHD
  • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia
  • Attachment/detachment/disassociation issues
  • Marriage/couple relationship issues
  • Bereavement issues
  • Clinical mental health disorders including bi-polar/personality disorders
  • Eating disorders/self harming
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/OCD
  • Family mediation
  • Bullying - resolving the perpetrator issues and the victim

More experience further down the page under 'other areas'

Training, qualifications & experience

    • B A (Hons) PERSON CENTRED THERAPY University of East Anglia/University of Essex

      Registered with the BACP voluntary register accredited by the Department of Health

      Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

      DBS Certificate

      Number of Clinically Supervised hours practiced exceeds 14,500
    • Experience with:
    • Providing psychological support to Doctors in training via East of England Deanery
    • National Farmers Union
    • Work Place Solutions - health insurance company
    • Children's Services - Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk

    • Dealing Self Harm and Suicide   Carolyn Spring 2018
    • Understanding Emotional Harm - Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board
    • Domestic Abuse Champion 2017
    • Communicating through normal and complicated grief - BACP
      Coaching - The Relational Academy, Cambridge
      Solution Focused Counselling
    • Ethical and Confidential practice
    • Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behaviour therapy
    • Psychodynamic and Adlerian therapy
    • Understanding and Working with Anger
      Talking with Bereaved People: Dodie Graves
    • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
    • Building a Coaching Approach
    • Understanding and Working with Anger
    • Counselling Children and Young People
    • Working with Narcissism Self-Harm, Self-Care and the Way Between
    • Mental Health in Education
    • Tackling the Stigma of Mental Health: anxiety,depression, stress, self-harm, eating disorders
    • Step on Training: adolescent behaviour and how we can change it.


         working with clients who are blind
         working with looked after children
         working with autistic/asperger spectrum adolescents
         working with dyslexic and dyspraxic clients
         working with selective mutes

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues practiced to date:

  • Obsessional compulsive disorder
  • Neglect: severe financial constraints manifesting fantasy situations within the child.
  • Emotional neglect: abandonment and rejection issues.
  • Attendance issues - school non-attendance, associated family pressures
  • Peer pressure and bullying
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Abuse: sexual, physical, emotional, verbal and spiritual
  • Emotions related to being a young carer
  • EAL students: change in culture and language which enhances issues of isolation, loneliness, confusion and anger.
  • Self-harm: burning, cutting, other acts of self-punishment
  • Eating disorders: anorexia, identified bulimia
  • Suicide and life threatening issues
  • Attachment and detachment, rejection and abandonment issues
  • Identity issues.
  • Bereavement, loss, grief, complicated grief and avoidance.
  • Manipulation, power and control.
  • Sibling rivalry putting others at risk.
  • Confidence issues, low self-esteem, low self-worth, no value, feeling undeserving.
  • Lack of boundary issues in families and students and the subsequent fallout.
  • Drug issues: parents growing drugs and getting children to collude with the situation.
  • Alcohol: parents who are alcoholics and student addiction
  • Violence: students who witness violence at home or are violent themselves to parents.
  • Sexual safety: guidance on how to keep safe, respect, dignity.
  • Depression of various scales: personality disorders, Bipolar etc.
  • Bereavement, complicated grief, loneliness
  • Trauma, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Identity issues, suppressed emotions, avoidance
  • Debt and financial complexities, redundancy
  • Marriage, relationship complexities, infidelity
  • Adoption, self-identity
  • Anger, suppressed emotions, confusion
  • Terminal illness
  • Gender issues
  • Stalking
  • Low income, unemployable, homeless
  • Domestic violence issues: adults and children

Additional experience with clients who are:

Blind, deaf, Looked after Children, Autistic/Asperger spectrum, have dyspraxia and speech issues.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


  Payment can be either cash, cheque or via BACS payment

  • Concessions are available
  • Payment plans are negotiable
  • £45.00 per hour per week
  • £55 per hour should you choose to have counselling at your home to cover time and travel costs
  • Parking is available at the front of the building
  • Wheelchair access is available

Further information

Experience of working with:

  • *Family mediation - helping build relationships
  • *Attendance issues related to young people who feel school is one pressure too many
  • *Examination pressure and stress related to GCSEs and 'A' levels
  • *Anger Management -understanding where the anger is enabling it to be released
  • *Teenage Development - helping dilute friction and pressure with adolescent  behaviour
  • *Working with blindness - understanding the dilema through the debilitation to feel less isolated
  • *Attachment issues related to child hood years spilling over into adult years
  • *Relationship issues
  • *Depression, anxiety, panic.
  • *Bereavement issues
  • *Dissociation/detachment issues

Nr Norwich

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday daytime and evenings until last appointment at 6.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Ann Holden BA (Hons) Counselling/Therapy/Coaching for young people and adults

Ann Holden BA (Hons) Counselling/Therapy/Coaching for young people and adults