Holly Le Mar BSc (Hons) Psychology PG Dip TA Practice
Due to Covid -19 I am practicing remotely via live video link or the telephone. This also means that I have a lot more availability as working from home and not having to travel to the offices.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
I practice long term and short term therapy, both individually and with couples
I have a private practice in the Wellington Well-being Centre in Hastings and the Enterprise Shopping Centre in Eastbourne.
I have a huge love and respect for animals and believe that they can be extremely therapeutic especially when working with trauma and sensitive issues and I therefore practice animal assisted therapy with my 8 year old Collie, Ellie.
I will soon be starting animal assisted therapy with my beautiful black Friesian horse Jesse W.
I work within a relational framework as I believe that building a therapeutic relationship is the key towards learning who one is in the world and to establish ways of change.
I can provide a safe,confidential space to enable you to open up about past and present traumas/ concerns and aid in the process of decontaminating unwanted thought processes in order to reach a new way of 'thinking', 'feeling' and therefore 'being' in the world.
I am a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), and follow their ethical codes and practices. This includes having regular supervision with other experienced professional psychotherapists, and engaging in regular training and other professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
A-level Psychology and Sociology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Four years MSc level clinical training in Transactional Analysis Pschotherapy leading to CTA/MSc TA Psychotherapy
Animal Assisted Therapy
PG Dip in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
First-aid in adult mental health and suicide prevention
I worked with the samaritans for 5 years, firstly on the helpline and then taking a more active role in caller care plans including seeing clients face to face.
I have carried out support work in psychiatric mental health hospitals and have gained experience in working with those with more complex cases.
I have lots of experience working with addicts and their families effected by this.
I Currently work with Gamcare which is the main registered charity in the UK working with gambling addicts and their families
I have used animals when working with those suffering from trauma
I work voluntarily for Bohemia Trust Counselling in Hastings
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Animal Assisted therapy with my Collie Ellie and horse Jesse W
Concessions offered for
My fees are £40.00 for 50 minute sessions for individuals
£55.00 for 60 minutes with couples
£55.00 for 1hr with my horse for animal assisted therapy
Fees negotiable for those on low income
Being that I am currently working remotely due to Covid-19, I am happy to negotiate a reduced fee for block booking sessions of 6
My working day is Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm
The Wellington Centre, 44 Wellington Square, Hastings TN34 1PN is easily accessible and has lots of parking outside. It is a five minutes walk from Hastings train and bus stations.
For physically impaired clients, I am willing to make home visits.