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CBT Psychotherapist MBACP. Adv Dip. Couns

About me

Do you feel that you would like or need to have some Counselling however you may not have searched for someone due to; Stigmas, where do you look and trust, different types and what are the financial implications? To name but a few.  I aim to help you overcome these reasons and to hopefully help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions that you may be struggling with. 

You may have concerns and worries around your present day or different times of your life including; childhood and school experiences, relationship issues, abuse, illness, loss, substance abuse, addictions, anxiety and depression. It is only when you the client is ready to talk and work through a process of techniques that I can offer you that, these feelings may start to move into a more positive and happier mind-set.

In Private Therapy: I work with Clients over the age of 18 - face to face or via telephone from and in a private and dedicated therapy room, which offers you the space to talk about your thoughts, feelings and emotions without being judged.

Family mediation: I can facilitate and work with family members to help raise communication to a more positive level, of which may help you reach an agreement between the parties involved.

Corporate Support:  I work with clients on and referred from various EAP Helplines, Occupational Health Teams, Social Services and Schools.

Group therapy sessions can be arranged for and up to a maximum of six persons, please contact me for more information on Content, number of candidates and availability.

I work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP

Accredited Register member – MBACP status.

Portable Online DBS - renewal date: April 2023

Training, qualifications & experience

Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (CBT) Level 5 Diploma

Person Centred Counselling - Adv Diploma Level 4

PTTLS -Teacher / Training qualification

Family Mediation - Mediation UK - Level 2

Life Coaching

I am qualified to work with clients who may have any type of personal or work related worries, concerns or trauma in their life, all of which are listed below, in blue.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Private 1 - 1 Therapy sessions

Free Initial telephone session for 15 minutes. 

£50.00 per 60 minute session 

Couples, Group and Corporate fees available upon request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer Face to Face sessions on Saturday and Monday.

Telephone Sessions - Midweek - early evening, Saturday and Monday. 

Please message me for availability of appointments.

Further information

For any further information, please do telephone or email me at:

07547 140470

Thank you, Sheila.

Miss Sheila D Holt Adv Dip (Couns)
Registered Member MBACP

Tier 3 Practitioner

Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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