Wayne Holness offers the space to be heard and supported empathically without any judgement. He believes that counselling gives the individuals a safe space to explore themselves and address issues that have been difficult with them in life to give them an improved self-worth. Wayne has an integrative approach to counselling which is using more than one method to achieve greater awareness depending on the requirements of the individual. He may use the person-centred approach to explore their feelings at the present time or the psychodynamic approach to look at past events in their lives and understand how they have affected the present time.
With a background as an immigration consultant, Wayne is accustomed to dealing with sensitive issues with patience and understanding. The role has given him experience of many cultures which has helped him develop an understanding of differences in society. Wayne also cares for individuals with mental health issues under the Croydon Council’s Shared Lives scheme. He has an instinct for seeing things through people’s frame of reference in order to help them cope with their emotions more effectively. Wayne has experience with anxiety, anger, drug addiction and depression.
Wayne is an Integrative counsellor and is registered with the BACP. He works at patients at the Edith Cavell GP in Streatham within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service. Wayne is currently working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Integrated Therapeutic Counselling.