Mairi Holmes MSc.MBACP(Accred)
Hello, my name is Mairi Holmes.
I have a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Diplomas in both Adult and Child Therapy.
I am also trained in EMDR a treatment for trauma and I specialise in providing Mindfulness training and workshops. I have also been trained in creative approaches and this way of working is also available to those who would wish that.
My approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy is Humanistic and Integrative and I offer both short and long term contracts.
My therapy room which is a warm, comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space, is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, ten minutes walk from the centre of Inverness and the main bus and train stations.
There are many issues that bring people to counselling including anxiety and low mood to family relationship struggles, work related issues, trauma and much more and if you haven't accessed counselling or psychotherapy previously, it can sometimes be difficult to know what to expect and where to begin.
At our initial consultation meeting I will endeavour to put you at ease, I will ask you to tell me a little about yourself and what issues have brought you to counselling, and what you would like to be different.
I will also tell you about the range of ways that I can work. I have been trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, and at this initial meeting if you decide you would like to work with me, together we can discuss these approaches and decide together which might be most helpful, and/or which approach you feel most drawn to. I will also explain about the professional code of ethics that I work to(www.bacp.co.uk) and the times in the week when I am available for appointments.
As a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist I believe that it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship rather than one theoretical orientation that is the most important aspect of successful therapeutic work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Child Psychotherapy ( UKCP Accredited)
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP Accredited)
I have completed the full four part EMDR training (EMDR Europe Accredited)
I have a certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness with Aberdeen University and have completed the Teacher
Development Training in Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Approaches with NHS Highland.
I am also a supervisor of psychological therapies and am in the process of undergoing further
counselling and psychotherapy supervision training.
I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of settings in both statutory and
voluntary sectors with adults, children and families as well as in tertiary education.
At present I work part-time in private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy to
I also work part time for the local authority.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Counselling/Psychotherapy sessions £45.00
I accept payment in cash or via BACs transfer
I prefer initial contact to be made by e-mail or text message. Please include your telephone/mobile number and a suitable time that I can phone or message you
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client