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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session [one hour].
£2.50 per session reduction when 6 sessions are paid for in advance
Phone enquiries: most mornings 8.30-9.30am. Voice mail messages usually replied to within 24hrs. Session availability: Wednesdays & Thursdays mornings, afternoons, evenings
Please feel free to email me, or give me a ring for further details, or if you have any remaining questions or queries.