Jim Holloway

Contact Details

8 Sefton Close, Cambridge, CB2 9HY
01223 846884
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My therapy practice is located off Trumpington High Street in south Cambridge, a few minutes from J11 on the M11.

Fees & Charges

One-hour sessions are £70 for individuals, £95 for pairs/couples.


Car parking available, Online/Internet Counselling, Wheelchair access.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Kink/BDSM (all gender/sexualities)
Age ranges:
Seniors (60+)
Relationship Styles:

About me


I offer conversational, creative, challenging and encouraging therapy using integrative psychology and drawing on a wide range of positive therapeutic approaches to suit your individual needs. What I value more than any technique, however, is being able to offer the essential therapeutic benefit of a reliable, professional, confidential relationship. Good therapy is rooted in a certain relational stance by the therapist that is hard to define, but it certainly includes non-judgemental attentiveness, respect, intelligent listening and reflection.


I draw on over 20 years of experience in generic counselling, including NHS primary care and corporate referrals, and 12 years as an independent therapist providing skilled help with all kinds of psychological and emotional problems, specialising in anger management. 


As a BACP Registered & Accredited Counsellor, Therapist and Supervisor I work with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  


Sexual & Gender Identity:
Heterosexual - Male

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

My core training is in Individual Psychology and Adlerian Counselling. This is an integrative system of theory and practice built on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, existential and humanistic 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, Energy Psychology, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy.


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 an NHS counsellor in primary care for two years.


I have also trained in groupwork (experiential group theory and analysis) and have been actively involved for 20 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 professional qualification in counselling supervision. I am an associate partner in Cambridge Supervision Training and co-author of Practical Supervision: How to Become a Supervisor in the Helping Professions (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014).


Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision/Consultation.
Specialisms and interests:

Particular areas of interest and expertise are: anxiety, anger, rage, panic attacks, phobias, depressive moods, and pervasive unwanted emotions like jealousy, bitterness and guilt. Whatever the presenting problem, if I were your therapist my interest would be in you as a whole unique person within your social and cultural context. Through purposeful dialogue I would seek not only to understand you and your life story, but also aim to help you build on your hidden strengths and possibly under-used innate resources, especially your capacity for self-encouragement and self-healing.


I also have a special interest in 'midlife transition' and for five years I have run a personal development group for men called Moving Through Midlife Changes, which was the subject of an article in Therapy Today (May 2009).



Theoretical approach:
Existential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic (Adlerian), Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Ethical Framework:


Advanced Certificate & Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Individual Psychology & Adlerian Counselling
Adlerian Society UK Institute for Individual Psychology (Nov 2004)
BACP Acc Supervisor
BACP Accred.
BACP Senior Accred

Issues and problems I can help with:

Ageing Issues , Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Bereavement/Grief, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Co-Dependency, Coming Out Issues, Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Emotional Growth & Development, Gender Identity Concerns, Intimacy Issues, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Rape/ Sexual Assault/ Sexual Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem/Confidence, Shame/Guilt, Spiritual Counselling, Stress Management, Suicidal Behaviour/Ideation, Transgender, Trauma, Workplace Issues.

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