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Brennan Holt - Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP)

Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2DJ
07852 264002 07852 264002

About me

Hello and welcome to my page,

I offer a judgement free space where you can both be yourself and learn to change in ways that feel safe and lasting without the danger of rejection. I believe that an accepting approach can open up a space of trust for you to explore what you are experiencing more fully. While this may sound daunting, I have found that we have little to fear but fear itself and that you have everything inside you to lead a joyful and fulfilling life.

Often these fears hold us back in life and in relationships and prevent us from experiencing the joy and love we have been working so hard to attain. The way I work centres on the idea of creating an environment free from judgement where you can begin to explore yourself a bit deeper without having to hold back certain aspects of your self.

I work as a Person-centred counsellor. This means that, for me, therapy is about the person you are today and how you feel about the relationships you have to those around you and to yourself.

I hope to help create a genuine empathic relationship with you which will give you the opportunity to change the way you see yourself, your life story and your future. I believe that the body can often be a helpful source of understanding and awareness and I can include mindfulness practices when appropriate and desired.

I will resume working face to face in August but I continue to find online counselling equally rewarding and am happy to offer it indefinitely.

I am twelve step friendly and familiar with Anonymous and Al-Anon programmes. I stand by an empowerment approach to engaging EDs and trauma work.

I specialise in working with Addictions, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Trauma

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person Centred counsellor registered with the BACP. I have worked within an NHS service and as a counsellor in private practice with a wide variety of clients. I currently work at the Recovery Lighthouse addiction rehabilitation centre as a psychotherapist assisting people in their recovery.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am 12-step recovery friendly. I believe in an empowerment based approach to counselling for disordered eating.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a free 30 min introductory session for us to meet each other and give you the opportunity to decide if you feel like I am the counsellor you would most like to work with. If you would like to continue, sessions would last 50 min and be at the same agreed time each week. My fee is 45 pounds per session. I offer concessions to counselling students and those on low incomes. This can be negotiated either prior to our initial meeting or during the introductory session.

At present I am also volunteering my services to NHS staff through Frontline19 so please enquire as as to availability.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I normally practice from 198 Church Road. It is a very comfortable and accessible location. It is serviced by the 1, 1a, 6 and 49 bus routes (alight between Sackville Road and George Street). We are about 5mins drive from Hove railway station. Pay & display parking is directly outside the practice and in several nearby streets as well as across the road at Tesco's.

198 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages I prefer to practice in English but I speak Spanish and German as well.

Accessibility

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

The practice is comfortably accessible with parking close by.

Availability

Face to face sessions to resume in August at client request.

I offer sessions Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m

Please get in touch and we can arrange a day and time together.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

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Brennan Holt - Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP)

Brennan Holt - Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP)