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Kate Holmes MBACP Dip.CPCAB

About me

My sessions at the moment (March 2020) are currently over video conferencing and also telephone therapy which is a vital aspect of the service I offer to clients especially during these unprecedented and worrying times.

Hello - my name is Kate.  I am a professional, qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist - Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  I am based in East London (Chingford) and Essex.

I aim to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for clients to talk through whatever they wish to discuss in therapy. I will walk with you and explore with you whatever you choose to bring to the sessions.

I work from my private practice at home in Chingford 10 walk minutes from the Train Station and have a therapy room in Loughton, Essex.

I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Certificate in Couple Counselling. I can work with various areas of Depression, Low Mood, Anxiety, relationship problems, Drinking problems, Bereavement, Co-dependency and Addiction problems.


I have undertaken a number of voluntary, temporary, sessional and permanent roles in London and Essex working in treatment centres. I have undergone extensive training which complements and enhances my therapeutic work.  This includes Anxiety, Depression, addiction, co-dependency and relationship issues. Also working with families of addicts and alcoholics.  My approach is to work with clients in the 'here and now', to help them to maintain abstinence and to prevent relapse.

My experience has included working as a psychotherapist in a rehabilitation wing in a prison, GP surgeries and treatment centres for Drug and Alcohol addiction.  I am also fully conversant with working through the 12-step recovery approach.

Prior to working in mental health and addiction, I worked in the corporate sector where I developed strong mentoring, management, training and leadership skills. I have a good understanding of the stresses of working life, particularly the balance between the personal and the professional; the private and public.

With a strong background in mental health, education, business and the field of addiction, my knowledge and experience has allowed me to see problems from a broader angle in assisting people find their own unique way to deal with their difficulties. I understand the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies.

I am fully insured, have ongoing clinical supervision and regularly attend courses and further training to enhance my knowledge and professionalism with Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • LOCN level 1 Counselling skills
  • LOCN level 2 Counselling skills
  • CPCAB Cert, Counselling skills
  • CPCAB Cert. Counselling studies
  • Dip.CPCAB
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling

CPD Certificates in the following and I am continuing with my CPD monthly.

  • Therapeutic Group Work
  • Boundaries & Confidentiality
  • Equality & Diversity
  • 12 Step Programmes
  • Working in 12 Steps for People in Recovery
  • 12 Step Treatment
  • Substance Misuse Training
  • Working with Sexual Abuse
  • Challenge in Counselling
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • 19 Propositions
  • Trauma
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT
  • Shame
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Codependency
  • Brain Plasticity
  • Defence Mechanisms
  • Erikson's Stages of Human Development
  • Petruska Clarkson's 5 Relationship Model
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling - accredited by International Society of Professional Counsellors

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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I offer a free 30 minute consultation at my Chingford Practice then afterwards should you wish to continue the prices are as follows:-

£50.00 for 50 minute session
£55.00 for sessions after 6.00pm

Students £45.00

Couple counselling £65.00 (50 minute session)

I also offer SKYPE via Zoom and Telephone Counselling

Fees are payable at the beginning of each session, or in advance by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

I have over 25 years experience working with Addiction, drug and alcohol problems, gambling, shopping, online social media, eating, money, and the many other problems that people struggle with to fill a void in their life. I also have extensive experience working with codependency , relationships issues  and for clients who struggle with a partners or family members drinking/drug problems. I am fully conversant with 12 step recovery work. I have worked in prisons as a facilitator in group therapy work and this enhances my work with couple counselling.  Other than working in private practice i work part time in a Recovery Treatment centre working with addiction.

27 Whitehall Gardens
North Chingford
E4 6EH


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Saturday 9 am to 8 pm - in certain circumstances i may be available out of these hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Kate Holmes MBACP Dip.CPCAB

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