Patti Holden Counsellor & Gestalt Therapist Registered MBACP
Hello, I am Patti Holden, a Gestalt Therapist and Counsellor with over 20 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. In this time of national emergency, when people are feeling unsupported, anxious, lonely and isolated, relationships can be frayed and it may be a good time to seek support and deal with those issues. Although face to face work is not possible at this time, I can offer the same level of empathy, listening, challenge and support either by telephone or by video therapy. Call me for a short assessment and we can plan your sessions around your current lifestyle. Take a look at my website for testimonials and articles and more information on my therapeutic approach.
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. The therapeutic relationship can be firmly established, by telephone, Skype, Zoom or Email. I am happy to make home visits to those with mobility or medical issues when I am once again able to offer face to face counselling.
What to do next
Please do phone or email me for an initial discussion and to arrange a mutually suitable time for an initial session.
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-centred Counselling at Advanced level at Nottingham University and then completed three years of 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. I have a full DBS enhanced disclosure document and work with young and vulnerable people. I have 20 years of private practice and voluntary counselling work experience.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 am able to work with you via the internet, Zoom, telephone or by Skype, to establish the therapeutic relationship and plan to revert to face to face work, as that mode becomes available.
Some concessions may be available according to personal circumstances. I also offer concessions for students in counselling or psychology training and key workers.
Concessions offered for
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.