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About me

I am now offering face to face sessions and zoom.

I work from my private therapy room in Clerkenwell Islington near, Farringdon, Kings Cross and Angel. I offer a quiet, confidential, non-judgemental space where we can work together. My approach is an integrative one, combining different ways of working to suit you as a unique individual to help you bring about change.

You may have come to my page with a sense of something not being right, yet not sure of the words to express or explain this, for example feeling anxiety, sad, or experiencing relationship issues. You may have come because there is a particular issue you would like to work on or maybe someone else has suggested it, such as friends, family or employers.

Whatever the reasons, our work together will be for you to safely explore the thoughts, reactions and the feelings that you bring

The way I work                                                                      

I believe the therapeutic relationship is a creative and collaborative process. The relationship works in two important ways. Firstly, it is creative, in that new thoughts and solutions may be considered. Secondly, it is collaborative, in that you, the client plays a major role in achieving ways to move forward. Between us we will work together to gain insights that give a different perspective and understanding of where you have come from and how you might be able to make changes to embrace and become who you truly are. This allows the space to make  the choices that can lead to a more contented and fulfilled life.

Ideally sessions would take place weekly, although I'm aware that some people's circumstances don't always allow this.  A fixed weekly time-slot is most common, but some people prefer to come at a different time each week. I do my best to work round your commitments, work-based or otherwise, and try to offer as much flexibility with timings as possible.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Depression, General counselling, Loss, Relationships, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work related issues.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

I also work via ZOOM

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work according to its ethical guidelines and confidentiality policies.

I regularly attend relevant seminars and training workshops to ensure my skills are current and meet The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists standards for continuous personal development.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • I have particular experience in working with; loss and bereavement at a specialised agency. 
  • Supporting parents and carers with school aged children in a school setting 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free on-line 30 minute conversation (via zoom) so that we may share some thoughts about what you bring, the kind support you are looking for and how it might be working together.

Please get in touch with me to arrange a mutually convenient time to do this.

Fees:  £60 per 50 minute session. I offer concessionary rates during the daytime on Thursdays. Please ask about concessions

Wheelchair accessible: No
Additional Languages: None

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me for times

Further information

How to get in touch

You can call me or email me, whichever form of contact you feel most comfortable with. If I am unable to answer a call please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Perhaps let me know what times would be best to call.

Before making contact, think about some dates and times that would suit you. I will note these and check availability. I will then email or call (as you prefer) with confirmation.

The phone calls and emails are confidential. Please let me know if it is OK to leave a message.

London
WC1X

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

There are three small steps to negotiate.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Barbara Holliman

Barbara Holliman