Elizabeth Holt -- Counsellor & Supervisor -- MSc, PGCert, PDip, MBACP (Accred).
In my practice, I offer confidential, therapeutic sessions to support and empower you to move through challenging emotions and life events, past and present. I work from an integrative approach and structure sessions to tailor-fit the individual that I am working with.
My humanistic training supports my core belief that the therapeutic relationship is one of equality: a kind and compassionate balance within a safe, non-judgemental space where two people meet to cultivate therapeutic change and growth. A good counsellor is a facilitator for subtle inquiry and possibly self-discovery, and the therapeutic relationship in its essence offers the individual space to engage with themselves fully and move towards a more fulfilled and authentic way of being with support from their therapist.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor, clinical supervisor, mindfulness teacher, and academic. Since becoming a member of the BACP in 2014, I have worked in schools and universities, non-profit organisations, and have been a counselling manager in the private sector (EAP).
I currently work in private practice and lecture at a university in Greater Manchester. In 2019, I was a supervisor with the BACP as part of a pilot scheme, where I supervised pastoral and safeguarding leads in Further Education (FE) Colleges, and I currently work as a trainer for the BACP delivering supervision training to professionals working within FE colleges. Alongside my work, I am currently completing a Doctorate in Psychological Trauma
Whatever your reasons are for accessing counselling support, it is important that you find the right therapist for you; therefore, I offer a free of charge initial phone call to discuss possible therapy or clinical supervision sessions and answer any questions that you may have. There is no obligation to book an appointment after this phone call, for it is a completely personal choice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Currently completing a Doctorate in Psychological Trauma at The University of Chester
- MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (with Distinction). The University of Salford
- Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Relationships. The University of Salford
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. The Manchester College
- Level 4 Certificate in Children's Counselling. Place2Be
- Level 3 Counselling Skills. The Manchester College
- BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care. Lincoln College.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Telephone counselling £35 (50-min session)
Video Counselling £35 (50-min session)
Clinical Supervision £55 (90-min session)
Prices are inclusive of any materials provided to support sessions or links to resources available post-session.
** I am currently not able to offer face to face appointments, although I hope to be able to reinstate this offering in the new year (2022). **