Barbara Holliman - MBACP (Reg)
I work from my private therapy room in Clerkenwell near, Farringdon and 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 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 can gain insights that let us see things differently. This allows the space to make changes and choices that can lead to a more contented and fulfilled life.
Alongside my private practice I currently work as a volunteer for a Bereavement agency in central London.
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 issue
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 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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
First session: is £30. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance. I offer an initial reduced rate for the first session to allow us to see if we would like to work together.
Fees: £60 per 50 minute session.
Wheelchair accessible: No
Additional Languages: None
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. 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.