brennan holt - counsellor

I offer a judgement free space where you can both be yourself and learn to change in ways that feel safe and lasting without the danger of rejection. By empowering my clients I hope to give them back a feeling of healthy control over their lives. I believe that an accepting approach can open up a space of trust for you to explore what you are experiencing more fully. While this may sound daunting, I have found that we have little to fear but fear itself and that you have everything inside you to lead a joyful and fulfilling life.

Often these fears hold us back in life and in relationships and prevent us from experiencing the joy and love we have been working so hard to attain. The way I work centres on the idea of creating an environment free from judgement where you can begin to explore yourself a bit deeper without having to hold back certain aspects of your self.

I work as a Person-centred counsellor. This means that, for me, therapy is about the person you are today and how you feel about the relationships you have to those around you and to yourself.

I hope to help create a genuine empathic relationship with you which will give you the opportunity to change the way you see yourself, your life story and your future. I believe that the body can often be a helpful source of understanding and awareness and I can include mindfulness practices when appropriate and desired.

While in future I will also work face to face at the moment I find online counselling fairly simple and equally rewarding.

I am twelve step friendly and familiar with Anonymous and Al-Anon programmes. I take an empowerment approach to disordered eating. 

I specialise in working with Addictions, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Trauma

Member of Professional Body

Registered member BACP

Referral Criteria & Process

I take self referrals and you can contact me with any questions. I then offer a free initial session for us to see if you think we could work well together.

Training

Qualified Person Centred Counsellor

Qualifications

Degree in Person Centred Counselling, training from BEAT in working with eating disorders and transitions.

Experience

I have years experience working with addiction in a residential rehabilitation setting. Due to the intersectional nature of the illnesses I have completed various eating disorder specific training certifications in that time.

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Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)
Fees: Yes

I offer a free 30 min introductory session for us to meet each other and give you the opportunity to decide if you feel like I am the counsellor you would most like to work with. If you would like to continue, sessions would last 50 min and be at the same agreed time each week. My fee is 45 pounds per session. I offer concessions to counselling students and those on low incomes. This can be negotiated either prior to our initial meeting or during the introductory session.

At present I am also volunteering my services to NHS staff through Frontline19 so please enquire as as to availability.

Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Online
Skype
Telephone
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Binge eating disorder
Body dysmorphia
Body image
Bulimia
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Emotional overeating
Over exercising
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Counselling
Other Psychotherapy