Patti Holden Counsellor & Gestalt Therapist Registered MBACP

Patti Holden Counsellor & Gestalt Therapist Registered MBACP


01773 823905 / 07971 633321

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About me

Hello, I am Patti Holden, a Gestalt Therapist and Counsellor with over 17 years of practice experience. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I can offer you a safe, confidential area in which to explore your issues, increase your self awareness and strengthen your relationships. I can help you to surmount the blocks which are holding you back from leading a satisfying lifestyle. Autumn is here and Winter approaches! A good time to seek support and deal with those issues.

Areas of counselling I can help with

Anxiety, panic attacks, loss and bereavement are all issues that I can help to alleviate and support. I have had great success in working with clients who have felt debilitated by the effects of panic attacks. I am experienced in working with various sexual issues and these include supporting victims of rape and abuse and domestic violence. I have also worked extensively with transsexual and gender issues and feel that I am empathetic to people of various sexual orientations.

I work with clients in recovery from substance abuse, self harm, depression and low self esteem and have over the years, supported many individuals and couples in helping them with greater clarity and awareness in their relationships. I can help with anger management and also with work related issues.

My experience has given me great insight into working with personality disorders,enduring mental health issues, as well as OCD. I can support you towards a more positive and meaningful lifestyle with clarity and choice in the future. You will find my approach both challenging and encouraging, compassionate and fruitful. Once our therapeutic relationship has been firmly established, I may also be able to work by telephone, Skype or Email. I am happy to make home visits to those with mobility or medical issues.

What to do next

Please do phone or email me for an initial discussion and to arrange a mutually suitable time for an initial meeting.

I work in congenial surroundings in Belper. This is very central for Chesterfield, The Peaks and Dales of Derbyshire, Sheffield, Derby, Belper and Nottingham. I can offer home visits,  and parking is available from my place of work.

Now is the time to start the beginning of the rest of your life!

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied Person Centered Counselling at Advanced level at Nottingham University and then completed three years formal training in Gestalt Therapy at the Manchester Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute UK.

I hold the NVQ Level 4 Management of Learning and Development and have designed and delivered Courses in Counselling Skills, Confidence Building, Assertiveness and Personal Development at various Adult Education Centers, for Derbyshire County Council. This means that I can also help you with your personal development and ideas for the future and work related issues.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

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  • Therapy room in Belper, Derbyshire
  • A confidential arena, in which to explore issues


My fees are £45 per hour for Personal Therapy and £60 per hour for Couples and Families.

I offer short and long term face to face work and also time limited solution focused work. I may be able to work with you via internet or by Skype, once the therapeutic relationship is established.

Some concessions may be available according to personal circumstances. I also offer concessions for students in Counselling training.

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Further information

If you would like to take a look around my website, you will be able to read some of my client testimonials, more about Gestalt Therapy and about my approach.

Maps & Directions

Belper, DE56

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There is one step into my therapy room. I can arrange home visits and also offer telephone and online counselling for those with mobility problems or house bound.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays day and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme