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Catherine Holland



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Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist

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I am a UKCP registered attachment -based psychoanalytic psychotherapist as well as an EMDR therapist with nearly 30 years of experience helping people from many cultures and backgrounds. Therapy can be enjoyable as well as challenging and my focus is on creating a safe and confidential space from which to help you address life's challenges in a creative and meaningful way. I specialise in trauma and related issues that inhibit individuals/couples from leading their optimum life.

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About Me: Philosophy

My style of working is rooted in Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Theory and Neuroscience, which I then build on using an array of creative techniques including Person Centred, Systemic Family Systems(which locates the struggle in the context of larger family dynamics), Transpersonal Perspectives Theory as well as specialising in Addication Counselling and Trauma therapy EMDR.
I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” therapy – every client is different – therefore therapy is a natural and evolving process and its pace and intensity will vary depending on the needs of the client. This means that I strive to help you feel better as quickly as possible in a way that is lasting.
Much of the work I do is about helping clients learn to tolerate anxiety. As you learn to observe the sensations and thoughts that manifest as anxiety you deepen your knowledge of what drives your reactions, and as a result new choices and ways of being in the world unfold. You move from being reactive to being proactive and purposeful.
To gain the most of our time together, I will gently encourage you to find the words and pace that feel right. Our space is confidential, so everything that you stay will remain strictly between us in accordance with <abbr title="British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy">BACP</abbr> and <abbr title="United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy">UKCP</abbr> ethical guidelines.

About Me: Approach

“Most of us are trying to live an authentic life. Deep down, we want to take off our game face and be real and imperfect.” – Brene Brown
It is often unprocessed feelings and unconscious beliefs that lead to difficulty in our lives. My goal as a therapist is to support my clients to move through whatever struggle they are facing and ultimately feel more connected in their relationships and more empowered in their lives.

The people who come to see me experience a wide range of concerns, including:

those struggling to identify their feelings and articulate their needs
a trauma or traumatic events
struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems,
feeling stuck in repetitive patterns
shame and guilt related issues
difficulties with significant relationships
adoption related issues
questioning sexuality and intimacy or the pain of emotional or sexual affairs
considering leaving a religious or faith based group
adapting to lifecycle changes like leaving home, marriage, children, death, ageing parents, or illness
identity or self-definition questions after adoption or divorce
adapting to moving countries or relocating
Unblocking creative stickiness
Those enduring ongoing health issues or recovering from medical interventions
Veteran related issues
Work related dynamics
Organisational issues

About Me: Qualifications and Experience

I have had a career background that includes experience in community, political and academic organizations, cross-border working both Nationally and Internationally, the NHS, business and various mental health organisations. I am also an Analytic-Network Coach working with CEOs, senior teams, and boards and have organisational development experience spanning both the private and public sectors. I trained at the Lincoln Centre, the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust as well as undertaking four years learning in cutting-edge, contemporary attachment theory and neuroscience at The Bowlby Centre.
I have private practices in Shoreditch, London and Iver, Buckinghamshire

APPCIOS – Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings (Full Member)
<abbr title="British Psychoanalytic Council">BPC</abbr> British Psychoanalytic Council (Registered 18133)
<abbr title="British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy">BACP</abbr> (<abbr title="Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy">MBACP</abbr>) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered 812261)
<abbr title="United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy">UKCP</abbr> – UK Council of Psychotherapists (Registered 2011170950)
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation – member
The Bowlby Centre – Member.
Registered Analytic-Network Coaching//
I also hold a <abbr title="A Master of Arts">MA</abbr> in <strong>Consultation and the Organisation</strong> University of East London & Tavistock Clinic & a <abbr title="A Master of Arts">MA</abbr> in <strong>Psychoanalytical Observational Studies</strong>, University of East London & Tavistock Clinic.
Additionally, I am a Fellow at RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) // : an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.

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Fees and Availability


Weekly Individual Therapy £85.00 per 50 minute session.
Couples Therapy £105.00 per 70 minute session
EMDR £120.00 per 90 minute session
A limited number of concessions are sometimes available, please enquire


Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm.

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