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About me

I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing.

I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, social situations, and chronic worrying.

I provide a safe and supportive space in which you can speak freely. I am flexible in my approach and draw on a range of evidence-based psychological therapies to ensure that each session is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. I incorporate ideas from Person-Centred and Existential Therapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused and other Systemic approaches.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol.)
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (mBACP)
  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MSc)
  • BA Honours Degree in Psychology (BA Hons)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Vaginismus & Vulvodynia

Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

For self-funding clients:

50-minute therapy session: £100

Health Insurance:

I am registered with the following providers:

Aetna, Aviva, AXA, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality and WPA. If your insurer is not listed here, please enquire.

There are a limited number of low fee places available for those in need.

When I work

Sessions are currently taking place virtually via Zoom. For further information, please contact info@hollyconheady.com

Staple Inn, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7PZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Dr Holly Conheady

Dr Holly Conheady