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Alison Claire Holder MBACP

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6DB
07539204710 07539204710
Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6DB

About me

Hi, I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I am based in Evington Leicester with easy access for parking. I have a lot of experience working with a range of different issues such as depression, bereavement and loss, anxiety, self harm, addictions, self esteem, low confidence, domestic violence,  parental separation and separation.

As well as my private practice where I work a lot with adults and young people I also work as a therapist for a charitable organisation providing counselling for Young People 11- 18 years. Within this organisation I  have experience of working with young adults who have been  in the care setting temporarily or permanently, I also work with adults and young people who have experienced sexual exploitation. Within my roles I have experience of working with many different issues for example: low mood and anxiety also people being in crisis.

As well as being a face to face therapist, I am also experienced in providing online therapy through video or instant messaging and telephone counselling. These ways of delivering therapy often work really well with people who think they might feel uncomfortable talking face to face in the room and people who might be housebound or struggle with anxiety.

I also have experience as a face to face counsellor of working in a Secondary school setting and a local charity that support women who have suffered sexual abuse.

Within my roles I have experience working with trauma, bereavement, abuse, anxiety, depression, self harm and other complex issues including working with people who are in crisis.

I believe the relationship is key to the work, and I offer a non judgemental, safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and I will work with you to bring about changes you feel you want to make.

We all feel lost and stuck at some time in our lives, often we don't know how or why we became lost and stuck don't suffer in silence and alone, you don't need to.

How do I get started.

You can either call me or email me and we will set up your first session, during this session we will talk a little bit about what you would like to get from counselling, you can also decide if you think I am the right counsellor for you, we will also look over a contract then set up following sessions if you decide you would like to continue.

There is no definite amount of sessions you have to sign up for, counselling is about your own personal journey so you make the decision on what suits you best.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Cert: Psychodynamic Counselling /Psychotherapy 2012
  • Dip: Therapeutic Counselling 2014
  • Cert: CSSO - (Barnardos  Children & Young People Model) 2015
  • Introductory: Transactional Analysis 101
  • Cert :Understanding Drugs and Addictions (2017).
  • Cert: Therapeutic Play Skills (2017)
  • Cert :Solution Focused Practice (2016)
  • Cert :Online Counselling (2016).
  • Cert: Real love Rocks Train the Trainer (Child Sexual Exploitation prevention) (2017)
  • Cert: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR)

Continued Professional Development:

Sexual Abuse

Hearing Voices and Paranoia

Papyrus- Prevention of Young Suicide

Self Harm

Anger, Rage and Relationships

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders - A cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

Personality Disorders

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Sexual Exploitation

Relational Depth and Emotional Connection in Online Therapy

Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Why Attachment Matters

Domestic Abuse

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Adults £40 per 50 minute session.

Children/ Young people aged 8 -18 years £30 per 50 minute session.

Online/ Telephone Counselling £40 per 50 minute session.

Couples £60 per 50 minute session.

19 Cordery Road

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

Online and telephone counselling available. Face to face there is plenty of free parking and my room is downstairs.


Monday's, Friday's am/pm Thursday pm, Tuesday, Wednesday pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Alison Claire Holder MBACP

Alison Claire Holder MBACP