25th April 2019 
My professional qualifications and experience

When you are choosing a counsellor or therapist in private practice, it is highly advisable to check their background and credentials. Here are all the relevant details about me.

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After starting as a trained volunteer bereavement counsellor in 1994, I counselled at Centre 33 (young people’s counselling & information service) in Cambridge for many years while working as administrator for a counselling organisation, and was also an NHS counsellor in primary care.

I have also trained in groupwork (experiential group theory and analysis) and have been involved for over 25 years in men's development groups, as leader or co-leader, in London and Cambridge. Since 2004 I have run my independent therapy practice on a full-time basis, and in 2009 gained a qualification in counselling supervision (professional consultancy for counsellors and therapists).

Many of my clients refer themselves independently, sometimes finding me through professional directories (such as ASIIP or BACP) and very often by personal recommendation from a friend or colleague. In addition, I have received referrals from GPs, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service, Cambridgeshire Police Authority, and local non-statutory employers. Private health insurers like Aviva, Friends Life and PruHealth have also referred their clients to my practice.

My core training (2000-2004) was in Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling. This is an integrative system of theory and practice built on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and existential principles derived from the original work of Alfred Adler. It is suitable for solution-focused brief therapy as well as long-term counselling. As an integrative practitioner I also draw on other therapeutic models I have studied such as Gestalt, Human Givens, NLP, Hypnotherapy, EFT and Mindfulness.

As a Senior Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

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Jim Holloway|BA DipIIP DipH MBACP (Snr Accred)

BACP Registered and Accredited Independent Counsellor and Supervisor working with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Professional consultancy and supervision for counsellors and therapists. All counselling, therapy and anger management sessions are held by appointment only. Postal address: 8 Sefton Close, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9HY