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About me

I have been working as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Supervisor since 1988.  I can offer you personal support, within a confidential relationship to address the things that are concerning you or that you want to change in your life.

I am fully insured and have regular supervision for my work, according to professional requirements.

Please feel free to ring me up with any questions or queries you might have before deciding to book a session.

I treat the first session as a one-off whilst we get to know one another and decide if we are comfortable working together. Providing we are, I then usually suggest a further 5 appointments at weekly or fortnightly intervals and then a review to see where we are in relation to what you want when you first come. There is a £2.50 per session reduction for 6 sessions paid in advance. None of this is set in stone. If you decide after 2-3 sessions, that is enough, or it's not what you want, that's fine too.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Personal Development at Durham University in 1992, becoming an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] in 1998.

I also spent 19 years training in the methods and philosophy of Process Oriented Psychology, a post Jungian psychotherapeutic model, becoming a trustee of the Research Society of Process Oriented Psychology UK from 2006-2010.

In 2008, I qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing [EMDR], becoming an accredited EMDR practitioner with EMDR UK & Ireland in 2009.

More details of the above can be found on my website: susanholden.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£60 per session [one hour].
£2.50 per session reduction when 6 sessions are paid for in advance

When I work

Phone enquiries: most mornings 8.30-9.30am. Voice mail messages usually replied to within 24hrs. Session availability: Wednesdays & Thursdays mornings, afternoons, evenings

Further information

Please feel free to email me, or give me a ring for further details, or if you have any remaining questions or queries.

4 Station Cottages, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4LF

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples