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Holly Markin

Counsellor And Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you just need that helping hand to get you back on track; or maybe there is something specific that you are struggling with at the moment.

I offer a warm, friendly and positive supportive space to discuss whatever is worrying you. We’ll take it at your pace so you feel safe and comfortable to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I can also help you to begin to identify what may be preventing you from doing what you want to do, or being who you want to be in life. So often it is the way we think about things that ends up working against us and I can help you to explore this and find more helpful ways of approaching life.

I have spent the last few years working closely with AnxietyUK helping people to build their resilience and face their fears. Anxiety is something that we all live with to some degree; it is an essential part of being human. However, sometimes it can feel like it is taking over and that is when seeking some additional support can be helpful.

I offer a professional, confidential service either over the phone or via Skype allowing greater flexibility to access therapy in a method that suits you and your current situation.

I work within the BACP Ethical Framework, have regular supervision to support my practice and I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I have a particular interest in Compassion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness and have attended further training courses and workshops on these subjects.

I also regularly maintain my continuous professional development and attend seminars and workshops.

I have worked as a therapist with AgeUK with a specific focus on supporting bereavement, loneliness and chronic illness and alongside my private practice I currently work as an Approved Therapist with AnxietyUK.

In addition I have worked for over 20 years in Human Resources supporting, advising and coaching people in the workplace.

Member organisations


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

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.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 1 hour.

Please get in touch on 07733 099420 which has a confidential voicemail service if I am unable to take your call. Alternatively, please e-mail me via the contact button on this website.

I am happy to have a chat over the phone to answer any queries that you may have.


Thursdays and Fridays.


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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