Welcome to the website of Patti Holden, counsellor & Gestalt therapist. MBACP (Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)


Professional, confidential counselling service in the heart of the Peak District

Relax, do you need help? I am a professional and empathetic Therapist working from Holbrook Road in Belper.  I have  lots of experience and I can help you to resolve your problems.

My name is Patti Holden and I am a Gestalt Therapist and Counsellor with over fifteen years of practice experience. I have worked extensively both in UK and overseas with people of all ages and various cultures and have experience of working alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist in an NHS hospital setting working with enduring mental health problems and personality disorders. I worked for four years as a voluntary counsellor for Derby Women’s Centre and my experience covers a huge range of issues including working with the following:

Anxiety, Panic attacks, Loss and Bereavement are all issues that I can help to alleviate and support. I have had great success in working with clients who have felt themselves debilitated by the effects of Panic Attacks. I have much experience in working with various aspects of Sexual Issues and these include supporting victims of Rape and Abuse and Domestic Violence. I have worked extensively with Transexual and Gender Issues and feel that I am empathetic to people of various sexual orientations. I work with clients in recovery from Substance Abuse, Self Harm and Depression and Low Self Esteem. I have over the years, supported many individuals and couples in helping them with greater clarity and awareness in their relationships. I can help with Anger Management and also with Work Related Issues. My experience has given me great insight into working with Personality Disorders as well as Manic Depression/Bi Polar disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I can help you towards a more positive and meaningful lifestyle with clarity and choice in the future. This can be achieved by surmounting the blocks which are holding you back. You will find my approach both challenging and encouraging, compassionate and fruitful. Once our therapeutic relationship has been firmly established, I may also be able to work by Telephone, Skype or Email.

I offer a safe, confidential arena in which you can explore your issues and increase your self awareness and strengthen your relationships and contact with your environment. Gestalt is a “Talk” therapy and over the years I have seen this approach help many people in understanding themselves and their reactions better and leading more satisfying lives.

I work with adults, young people, families and couples, in congenial surroundings in Belper. This is very central for Maltock, Chesterfield, The Peaks and Dales of Derbyshire, Sheffield, Belper, Derby and Nottingham. Home visits available. Parking and disabled access available.

I also deliver short term, solution focussed therapy for EAP (Employee Assistant Programs) and have many hours of experience in working with a local authority and other large companies.

I also carry out rehabilitation therapy for a national addiction support agency and have specialised in working with transgender issues 0ver a number of years.

 I hold a Full Enhanced Disclosure Document.


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