Carina Holden

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MBACP, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, PG cert, BSc Psych
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 0LA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I am an experienced and compassionate integrative counsellor, dedicated to helping individuals overcome anxiety and regain control of their lives. With a deep understanding of human psychology and a strong commitment to personal growth, I provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their concerns.

Approach: In my practice, I firmly believe in the importance of tailoring therapy to meet the specific needs of each individual. I understand that mental health cannot be approached with a "one size fits all" mentality. Therefore, my approach is rooted in collaboration, as we work together to identify the most effective methods and techniques for your unique circumstances.

My Specializations: I specialize in self-esteem work, anxieties, and depression. I recognize that these challenges can significantly impact your quality of life and overall well-being. By exploring your upbringing and life experiences, we can gain valuable insights into the factors contributing to your current struggles. This understanding serves as a foundation for healing and growth.

Creating a Safe and Non-Judgmental Space: Within the therapeutic relationship, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself. Whatever you bring into the room will be met with empathy, understanding, and respect. It is essential for you to feel heard and validated as we navigate your mental health journey together.

Integrative Approach: Drawing upon my background and training in the Person-Centred approach, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, I integrate various therapeutic modalities to create a customized approach that resonates with you. By combining these different perspectives, we can address your concerns holistically, considering both the present and the past.

Open-Minded and Versatile: As an open-minded therapist, I have worked with a wide range of issues and diverse populations. I embrace diversity and approach each client with curiosity, empathy, and a non-judgmental mindset. My goal is to create an environment where you can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, fostering a deeper understanding and facilitating positive change.

Join me on Your Mental Health Journey: If you are seeking a space where you can freely express yourself and work towards personal growth, I invite you to connect with me. Together, we can navigate the challenges you are facing, uncover new insights, develop coping strategies, and move forward on your unique path to wellness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist with an MSc and PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a BSc in Psychology; I am also a registered member of the BACP. My specialist area and what I gained my MSc in is the detrimental effects of people pleasing/putting the needs of others above our own.

  • Guilt & Shame, the Trauma Glue (June 2024)
  • Counselling with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Oct 2019)
  • Creative Therapies Conference (Oct 2019)
  • Narrative Therapy Seminar (June 2019)
  • Transactional Analysis Seminar (April 2019)

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

2B Mather Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 0LA

Type of session

In person
Carina Holden
Carina Holden