Holly Wootton MBACP Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
We all experience some form of distress in our lives. It could be sadness, anger, loneliness, stress, grief, anxiety, depression or something that you can’t explain. It could be current or could have happened in the past, or you may not know when it happened. It could lead to feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope, it could be affecting the relationships around you both personally or professionally.
There are many things that contribute to this distress and being aware of them can help to ease the connected emotions. Counselling can help you do this by providing space to explore and reflect upon these feelings. It is a place where you can begin to take control of these feelings and learn to understand them.
How does it work?
I am trained as an integrative counsellor which is several therapies combined, providing sessions tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. This allows me to get to know each client as the individual they are and provide the type of sessions that will best suite.
The counselling sessions themselves are a pre arranged date and time and last for an hour. They provide a space to bring whatever you want to talk through. They are not designed to offer advice or to guidance, instead they are led by you and what you want to bring. There may be an issue that reoccurs or something specific which is looked at, but this is completely at your direction.
What to expect in your first session
The first session will be an opportunity to get to know each other and for me to answer any questions you may have. It also gives you the opportunity to tell me why you have come for counselling. You can tell me as much or as little as you like at this point, these are your sessions and its completely up to you at what pace we go. If you would like to put a plan in place for future sessions, or would prefer to take each as it comes, thats completely up to you. I will tell you about me, how we can work together and can discuss how we would like to move forward with the sessions. We will also go over the contract that will be put into place.
It is not always possible to take time out of our lives to travel to a location for a session on a regular basis, so I also offer telephone and online sessions. These will work after having an initial conversation to arrange date, time and format (online/telephone). At that pre-arranged time we will have a session and will discuss how we feel it works for you. The format of the sessions are flexible so if one week you cannot attend online, we can have a telephone session. The same applies if you usually come in for a face to face session. It is important that the sessions work in the best way for you so please feel free to get in touch to discuss what you need.
Close to two local train stations and bus stops, I also have off road parking and accessibility for those with mobility issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 2 in Counselling Studies
- ABC Level 3 in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
- 7 month placement at Red Rose Recovery as a trainee Counsellor
- 1 year placement as a trainee Counsellor at a local doctors surgery based in Stockport
- Current private practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and loss
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per hour
Consessions available upon enquiry
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible hours available to be discussed upon enquiry
Types of client