Nicola Holmes

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 7YU
07538 087882 07538 087882
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 7YU

About me

Hi, I am delighted to be able to offer face-to-face 'Therapy in Nature' sessions.  Nature can soothe our emotions and be really beneficial on our wellbeing.  We can discuss a suitable walk or simply sit in nature to pause, reflect, process and engage.  I also offer online counselling via Zoom, Facetime or the telephone.  You can also have a combination of both.

I treat each person as an individual and use a variety of different approaches to help you become the best version of yourself.  I believe in working with the whole person; mind, body and soul to enable us to feel truly connected to ourselves.

I enjoy helping you discover the key to why you are suffering with anxiety, OCD or depression.  I can help you feel better and will give you hope, love and acceptance.  I understand struggling with anxiety can be overwhelming, particularly if you are experiencing panic attacks.  It can literally feel like you are going to die in the moment.  You are not going to die and you are not going mad.  Anxiety is simply your body's way of letting you know things are not quite right.  Anxiety creates fear, which triggers the 'fight or flight' response and bodily reactions and we can also become afraid of the fear so it develops into a vicious cycle.

I am very passionate about my work and believe that through developing a strong working relationship people can change and heal. Most things go back to loss whether it be death of a loved one, loss of our identity or purpose, the break-down of a relationship, redundancy, loss of a job or children flying the nest.  By sitting or walking alongside someone who is warm, compassionate and non-judgemental we can look at these experiences and untangle and make sense of things.

As we look at the reasons you are experiencing anxiety, I can also provide you with coping strategies to help you feel resourced.  Sometimes it goes deeper, and we may need to look at childhood experiences as they can affect our response to situations and our behaviour in adult relationships.

Through attending regular counselling sessions and being prepared to really look at yourself, we can develop a therapeutic relationship.  This will help you build resilience and increase your self-awareness which is really empowering and will hopefully lead to restoration, healing and ultimately a sense of peace.

I am suitably qualified to work with children and adults having completed several professional courses to degree level and specialist training, as well as continually developing my skills and knowledge. I work ethically and I am a full member of a professional body.

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic Counselling Degree (FdA) at Gloucestershire University

Cruse Awareness Bereavement Course (ABC)

Teens in Crisis Children & Young People's Accredited Course

Individual Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (EFT)

Diploma in Personnel Management (DIPM)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals - £45

Counsellors in Training - £40

Children and Young People - £45

Dr. Young & Partners
Unit 1
Cleevelands Medical Centre
Sapphire Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 7YU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Appointments available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30 am - 6.30 pm.  Currently not working Thursday/Friday during August.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicola Holmes

Nicola Holmes