Holly Brockwell, UKCP Accredited Pychotherapist and Counsellor
Indications that something in life needs attending to may come in many forms. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed; suffering in relationships, or any number of other distressing and painful, sometimes physical, symptoms.
My aim is to provide a warm, safe and supportive space in which you can feel heard and understood. This will involve my listening both to what you intentionally and consciously bring to be worked through, but also to what’s not being said, or cannot yet be spoken about.
Exploring what’s going on for you may involve recognising inner conflicts - thoughts or feelings, which can at times feel uncomfortable or difficult to face. The connections between these ‘neglected’ aspects of ourselves and current difficulties may appear quite readily, whilst at other times things can be more complex and take longer to come into focus.
What Happens Next:
An initial meeting will be an opportunity to meet me and see if you feel Counselling/ Psychotherapy will be helpful to you. It is a chance to think about any anxieties or fears you may have, as well as what you would like to achieve. We can discuss whether a short or ongoing arrangement is most suited to your needs and unique situation.
I am registered with various Private Healthcare companies including BUPA, Axa-PPP, Aviva and Vitality.
If you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial meeting to explore the possibility of working together, please email or call me on 07786 431990.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s College, London)
- Advanced Diploma Existential Psychotherapy (Regent’s College, London)
- Fully accredited (UKCP)
- Over 10 years’ Clinical Experience
- Areas of Speciality include attachment, trauma and loss, working with teenagers and young people, identity, relationship difficulties, as well as issues around pregnancy, parenthood and loss.
I have worked for many years as an NHS Psychotherapist, as well as several charity sector areas – giving me extensive experience working with people suffering a wide range of mental and emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, early childhood trauma, bereavement, adoption, relationship issues, and Mental Health. I have also spent time working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), providing Psychotherapy to children and teenagers experiencing emotional and behavioural issues.
My approach is integrative, meaning I have studied and been influenced by the major Psychotherapeutic Schools of thought - Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have also trained in several short-term approaches which have a solid evidence base and are endorsed in the NICE Guidelines, including Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT), and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT).
I am an accredited member of UKCP, holding additional memberships with The Society of Existential Analysis (SEA), and The Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP).
I am fully insured, and hold a current Enhanced DBS check.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer daytime and evening appointments at my practice in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Sessions are 50 minutes long. My fee is £45.
Appointments are available for under 16s with parental permission.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am not currently taking on new clients.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|