It was my own experience of the transformational effect of counselling that led me to train as a counsellor. Looking back I realise how important it was for me to be able to speak to someone in confidence who accepted me and my story without judgement. I was given the space to just be me, to share my fears, explore my expectations of myself and to reach a place of acceptance.
I have always been interested in exploring what connects us all and finding that inner sense of self. I can help you explore what connects you to yourself, other people, the world around you – and even beyond. I continue to actively pursue this inner journey myself. I have a special interest in supporting clients who have experienced religious or spiritual control and trauma.
I enjoy being in nature, I find it energises and grounds me and I feel a deep sense of peace when I notice the details of the world around me. I capture my phone snaps on my instagram: hollingsworthcounselling. I practice meditation and mindfulness in my daily life and find it really beneficial. Mindfulness techniques also help slow down our speeding thoughts, notice where we are holding tension and emotions in our bodies and increase our awareness of our felt experience.
I understand the importance of feeling comfortable and at ease with your therapist. I am human too! I will offer you empathy, I won’t judge you and will always be real with you. I will not tell you what to do but together we can work to build your trust in your inner strength and knowledge.
If my approach resonates with you, please do get in touch. I offer a free introductory chat for us to explore how working together might feel.