I am an experienced counsellor and I offer counselling in Swindon’s Old Town area. My experience of almost 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 21 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: www.geoffholmescc.co.uk
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working through problems at work; difficult relationships and formal processes.
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
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.
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.