Kate Holdom. BA Hons. Adv Dip. (MBACP)
My name is Kate and I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP).
I provide short term or long term counselling in my beautiful therapy room in central Greenwich, SE10. I am based just moments from the entrance to Greenwich Park which also allows me to offer walk and talk sessions or a more focused nature based therapy experience (see below for more details).
I will offer you warmth, care and respect as our starting point together and from there, encourage creative collaboration, free of any judgments, placing your journey and improved wellbeing at the heart of the process.
Whatever has prompted you to seek counselling now and no matter how stuck or overwhelmed you might feel, counselling provides a safe space for you to enquire about yourself and deepen your understanding of what is causing you difficulty or unwanted suffering.
Compared to our every day interactions, counselling involves a different way of talking and a different way of hearing; an opportunity to examine what needs repairing, what needs re-framing, what needs discarding and what needs nurturing.
Wherever we begin, I do believe that a supported exploration of our relationship with our “self” can eventually lead to critical insights which in turn will promote healing and a greater sense of wholeness to move forward in your life.
I have always been fascinated by the human condition and because there are many different ways in which it can be explored and better understood, I chose to train as an Integrative Psychotherapist. An integrative approach allows me to draw on the ideas and techniques from a range of therapy modalities including: psychodynamic, existential, transpersonal, expressive art therapies, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy and nature guided therapy. The integration of different approaches means that therapy can be tailored to meet a variety of individual needs, interests or preferences.
Above all else, it is most important to find a therapist that feels like a good fit for you. I offer an introductory session at a reduced rate where you can find out a bit more about me and how we might work together. There is no obligation to continue after this first session but if you do decide to continue we will agree regular opportunities to review our work as we go along.
In my work as a counsellor I have worked with adults from many different backgrounds and helped with a variety of concerns including: trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues relating to childhood experiences, adoption, domestic abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, bereavement, parenting concerns, perinatal mental health, Autistic Spectrum Condition, loss and bereavement, the inner critic, self sabotage and more open philosophical questions around purpose, meaning and wellbeing.
I love my work as a psychotherapist. I am constantly refining my approach through further training, regular monthly supervision and my own self development. This keeps my work fresh and alive and is an essential element in working effectively and ethically with my clients.
In addition to my private practice I have worked for a number of charitable counselling organisations including one that specialises in Perinatal mental health and one that specialises in bereavement counselling.
Life Before Becoming a Therapist:
Throughout my professional career I have been committed to generating and implementing creative projects that place the improved wellbeing of individuals and communities at the core. Working primarily through applied theatre, the creative arts and most recently nature based practices, I have worked both nationally and internationally across a wide variety of social settings and with people from all walks of life. I founded a successful Theatre Company and charity in London and an award winning social enterprise in Cornwall, two very different homeland places that I love.
Keeping Nature in Mind:
Outside of London, I continue to develop a practice that advances the therapeutic use of nature. Whenever appropriate or possible I welcome the opportunity to work outdoors incorporating the natural world as an active partner in the therapeutic process. If you are interested in working outdoors we can discuss how we might be able to incorporate this into our work together during your introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Training
- Advanced Diploma In Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Acc)
- Certificate In Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Acc)
- BA (Hons)
Additional Shorter Training
- Approved Rewind Trauma Therapy practitioner.
- Suicide Prevention and self harm
- Bereavement Counselling (40hrs)
- Essentials of Psychosythesis (40 hrs)
- Attachment and Trauma International Congress (30hrs)
- Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critic
- Ecotherapy (Various)
- Forest School Leader
- Wildreness, Bushcraft and survival skills (Various).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees & Location
I offer appointments on line or at my comfortable practice in central Greenwich (SE10) which is just 5 minutes walk from Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich Overground.
Appointments are available throughout the day including evening and early morning appointments (from 8.00am). All session last 50 minutes.
I offer a reduced fee of £45 for the an introductory session (also 50 mins).
Any subsequent session is £60 if in person at my practice or £50 for online sessions.
I offer a number of concessionary places at £45 for those whose income is 25k and under however these places are limited and will depend on availability.
Please call or email for more information or to book a first meeting.
I will aim to get back to you as soon as is possible and within 24 hrs.