Ingrid Holmes MBACP (Accred)
I provide counselling in Edenbridge which is easily accessible from the surrounding Towns and Villages of Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex including; Godstone, Oxted, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Groombridge, Hartfield, Forest Row, East Grinstead and Lingfield.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and experienced psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a BA degree in Psychology and a 2-year WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have further training in couples and telephone counselling and am committed to continued professional development to enhance my skills and keep abreast with latest research in counselling theory and practice.
I began counselling at The Counselling Centre in Tunbridge Wells in 2003 and continued to see clients at TCC until 2009. In addition to my private practice I have worked as a Counsellor since 2006 at Burrswood Christian Hospital, in Kent. Over the past fourteen years I have helped many men and women from all walks of life.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge individuals £45 for each 50-minute session and the fee for couples is £60 for each session, which lasts 1 hour. There is no additional charge for evening sessions.
Under certain circumstances some people find on-line or telephone work to be their best option. Should any of these circumstances require you to occasionally make use of these alternative methods an appropriate fee can be agreed.
Terms of business will be discussed and agreed during our initial consultation.
If you feel you would like to know more about how counselling might help you, please contact me either by phone or via my website. Your concerns will be taken seriously and all communication between us will be confidential. I am here to help you explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, in order to empower you to change and ultimately, to live a more fulfilling life.