Brennan Holt believes that a gentle, non-judgemental approach can open up a space of trust for clients to explore what they are experiencing more fully. By creating a genuine empathic relationship, clients will be able to truly experience this fuller awareness and gain the opportunity to change the way they see themselves, their life stories and their futures in a way that feels safe and lasting. He sees this as a path towards a way of being that truly reflects themselves and feels deeply satisfying to them. He works in a Person-Centred way, ensuring that clients decide the direction of the sessions and that they find what they are really looking for. He believes that the body is often a helpful source of understanding and awareness and his practice includes mindfulness practices when appropriate and desired.
Brennan specialises in working specifically with depression, anxiety and addiction. He also has experience counselling clients who have experienced trauma and eating disorders and the necessity of them having control of the therapy process. He understands how confusing and hopeless all of these can feel and how vague the way forward can seem. He is originally from the United States and has lived abroad in various countries for extended periods. This experience of cultural differences throughout his life has solidified his belief in coming to clients with an open, non-judgemental attitude.
Brennan is a Person-Centred Counsellor working in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting. He is also employed as a psychotherapist and group therapy facilitator at the Recovery Lighthouse Rehabilitation Centre. He has a foundation degree in Person Centred Counselling and is registered with the BACP. He has worked as a counsellor in private practice with a wide variety of clients as well as with NHS clients as part of The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling service. He takes part in regular CPD training.