Nicola Holmes

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MBACP, Counselling for adults and children 9+, EFT, FdA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8GJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

My training is mapped to the competences set by ACTO, the BACP and the NCS.  The NCS have awarded the course Quality Checked status.

This course acknowledges the phenomena raised in blended counselling and allows me to engage with supervision that parallels the type of therapy offered; eg, telephone, email, online or in person.  When you are counselling online, there are psychological processes you need to be aware of, as well as a number of legal, ethical and practical considerations.

I am an expert in working with neurodiversity and passionate about helping neurodiverse therapists navigate our complex world and assist you in the day-to-day challenges you experience in your practice.  Alternatively, you may have a number of neurodiverse clients.

I am passionate about seeing you grow as a therapist, by supporting you in your relationship with your clients, which is where I see the majority of attention in supervision.  As well as supporting you with technical issues, which need to be discussed. 

There is often tension between the desire for information/technical support and the need for the therapeutic relationship to be supported.  This can lead to the need for more information by therapists.  

The relationship between therapist and supervisor is of course important, but I believe the focus should be on supporting you to be in relationship with your client.  I will facilitate you to increase your awareness of your impact on the therapeutic relationship with clients and provide experiential learning.

“Supervision should be a place to come and breathe”  - Robin Schoet 

I want you to feel you can come and discuss your fears openly and honestly, in a safe, non-judgemental space.  A place where you leave feeling empowered to take risks, through reflection and discussing different interventions and gain a fresh perspective.  

“The more you know, the less you fear” - Chris Hadfield (Astronaut) 

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

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Garden Therapy Room, 48 Gotherington Lane, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8GJ

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Type of session

In person

I am a supervisor in training who is “fit to practice”. I am looking for qualified therapists who are members of the BACP and work with UK clients.