How do I book a session?

You can email nicky@holdencounselling.co.uk, Call, text or WhatsApp me on 07949779667. I will phone you in the first instance for a free consultation so we can decide if I am the best person to offer the support you need.

How long is a session?

Each session is 50 minutes long and is normally once per week.

How much does it cost?

The cost for each session is £45 and this can be paid by card reader, bank transfer or cash at the start of your session.

Where are you based?

I am based at Shaw Therapy Centre, 84 Beal Lane, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8PH but I also work using video conferencing on zoom so as long as you live in the UK I can help you. You can read more about Shaw Therapy Centre here.

Who is counselling suitable for?

Everyone! You do not need to feel that you are in crisis before accessing counselling. It can be extremely helpful to talk problems through and many people now choose to have regular therapy to manage their emotional health. That being said the majority of clients I work with are struggling with bereavement, anxiety, stress and worry, depression and low mood, problems with low self-esteem, mood disorder such as Bi-Polar, OCD etc. If you are reading this website, chances are you are seeking support and I can help.

How does online therapy work?

I establish a dedicated ‘virtual room’ on Zoom which only you and I have access to. We can then meet online for our sessions in the same way we would meet face to face. Zoom offers great functionality to work with varied resources to support our sessions should we need them too. I use Zoom as I have confidence in its security to ensure confidentiality is maintained.

How many sessions will I need?

This is entirely up to you. Some people have as few as six sessions others will attend every week for a year or two. I would suggest that you consider committing to six sessions to start with and I will review progress with you regularly.

How regular are counselling sessions?

Most often they are weekly but some prefer to have them less often either because of financial constraints and/ or work commitments or because they have been attending for a while and what to reduce sessions slowly.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

That’s fine, sometimes we have other commitments or get poorly. However, I do require that you give at least 24 hours’ notice. Any sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will still be chargeable.

Is there Parking at Shaw Therapy Centre?

Yes, you can park immediately outside the building free of charge

How accessible is Shaw Therapy Centre?

We have ground floor rooms and W.C. for easy access. Parking is immediately at the front door so suitable for people of limited mobility. Rooms are large to maneuver around.