Geoff Holmes

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Counselling & Consultancy MBACP (Accred)
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Swindon SN1 & Cirencester GL7
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and I offer counselling in Swindon’s Old Town area. My experience of 30 years in talking therapies has taught me that it can be something major or sometimes relatively small that prevents us coping as effectively as we want to. I believe we all have strengths and resilience with which we can reconnect when time and care are invested by client and counsellor.

Clients and colleagues tell me I am warm and approachable as well as being focussed in identifying how best clients can be supported and empowered.

Sometimes just a few sessions help the process of regaining control of ourselves and of our situation. While I have specialised in the area of workplace counselling, including stress management, I am happy to discuss with you any counselling needs, requiring either brief or longer-term support. I have been providing clinical supervision to counsellors for the past 22 years and I welcome discussions with counsellors or other professionals in the helping professions who are looking for this kind of expertise.

My own business website tells you more about me, my background and skills. Please find me at:

Please feel free to call me on 07802 229125 if you’d like to discuss counselling or email me

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling 1994

MSc in Counselling (Supervision and Training) 2003

Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision (2003)

Mediation Practitioners Certificate 2005

Certificate in Life Coaching  2005

Diploma in Performance Coaching 2006

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited) 2017

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working through problems at work; difficult relationships and formal processes.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

As from January 2021


£60.00 per 50 minute session   (individuals)

£70.00 per 50 minute session (couples)


£60.00 per 60 minute session

£90.00 per 90 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note, as of 23rd March 2020, due to the Covoid 19 situation, I will be pleased to offer counselling by phone and by video link (Zoom) but unfortunately not face to face.

Further information

For 18 years (1998-2016) I held senior clinical posts in UK employee assistance service companies. I have developed a good understanding of both what individuals need to have their own counselling needs met and also what organisations need to support their employees effectively.

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1

Cirencester, Glos, GL7

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme



I am an experienced supervisor who enjoys being part of other therapists' growth and development. Person-centred in my values, I am pragmatic too!

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Geoff Holmes
Geoff Holmes