Abigail Holman

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Widnes, Cheshire, WA8
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hey there, I get it – sifting through therapist profiles can be a bit of a maze, so I’ll try my best to keep this simple. I'm a qualified counsellor who's worn a few different hats in the field of well-being. I worked in the corporate world of occupational health for over 5 years, I’ve worked for charities, and now I'm here as a private therapist.

My approach is friendly, and down-to-earth. Yes, I’m a therapist, but I am, first and foremost, a fellow human being. I've faced my own life's challenges, and I understand the vulnerability that comes with seeking help. Life can throw us some curveballs, and I'm here to help you navigate them.

I will tailor the sessions to your individual needs, but one thing is a given - I’ll provide you with a private and judgment-free space to talk about whatever's on your mind. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, bereavement, or something completely different. You may not know what is wrong at this point; sometimes it is more of a feeling that something isn’t quite right. This is something that we can work through together, exploring your feelings to work out what is going on inside. It may be that you require a more practical approach, and in this case, I can offer strategies to deal with issues like worry, overthinking, lousy sleep, and low motivation. We'll work together to bring about some positive changes in your life.

I also offer therapeutic coaching, which combines aspects of counselling and coaching to help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals. It provides a structured, goal-oriented approach to self-improvement, helping you gain clarity, build resilience, and develop practical skills to navigate life's challenges effectively. This is more suitable if you don’t feel you are experiencing any issues with your mental health but want to use the sessions as a space for self-development.

I understand how daunting it can be to reach out and get support, and that it can feel unfamiliar if you are more used to being there for others. I therefore try to make this process as easy as possible. I offer a free 15 minute introductory call - a chance for us to have an initial chat, and for you to get a feel for whether you would like to work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Certification
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
  • Counselling Concepts Level 2
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Childhood Studies and Child Psychology

Further training:

  • Telephone and Online Counselling
  • Introduction to Neurodiversity for Health Care
  • Understanding and Supporting ADHD
  • Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
  • Single Session Therapy
  • Effects of Trauma on the Brain
  • Trauma and the IESr
  • Preparing to Work With Loss and Bereavement
  • Counselling in a Diverse Society
  • Self Care for Therapists

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

Therapies offered


£30.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling sessions are £45 per 50 minute session. I offer a reduced rate of £30 for trainee counsellors. 

Therapeutic coaching is £60 per 1 hour session. This cost includes me researching and emailing resources and/or materials to you after each coaching session. 

When I work

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Widnes, Cheshire, WA8

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Abigail Holman
Abigail Holman