BACP registered Counsellor
Holly is a registered and qualified Counsellor who trained at the Gestalt Centre in London, completing a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling.Prior to this, she gained a Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling at Goldsmiths.
Holly has worked at a Creative Therapies Project in South East London where she saw a wide range of clients referred by GP practices and other agencies. She has had brief experience of delivering short term counselling in the NHS and is currently working as a counsellor at City Lit, London’s largest adult education institution. Holly is also working in an organisation based in Greenwich, offering counselling support to women experiencing issues connected to pregnancy, birth and motherhood or managing depression or anxiety whilst caring for young children
In private practice she offers a safe and non-judgemental space in which clients can explore the issues that are causing them concern. Holly builds a warm and supportive relationship and offers her clients sensitive observations that help to increase awareness of patterns of thought and behaviour that might feel limiting or unhelpful.
She has worked with those who feel anxious or depressed, those who have suffered bereavements or other losses, relationship difficulties at work and at home, those coping with change and transition such as retirement, divorce, and illness and many other emotional issues.
Holly has had a long working life in education during which she developed an interest in how early family relationships and attachments to our carers may impact on how we build and maintain relationships throughout our lives. It was through working with children in foster care that she became drawn to her therapeutic training.
Holly enjoys yoga and feels that yoga supports the body awareness that is a guiding principle of Gestalt practice. She continues to volunteer as a counsellor and to engage in further training opportunities.