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Ride the Wave

Therapy to help navigate life's tides, one wave at a time.

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Holly Hagan-Walker, MBACP


Level 6 Diploma - Integrative Counselling

Level 4 Diploma - Counselling Children and Young People

CPD - ADHD in the Therapy Room

BACP Logo detailing the Registered BACP Membership number 401405

how i work

I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I combine Person-Centred, Cognitive, Existential, and Psychodynamic theories and tailor my approach to suit you and your needs. 

I also work Relationally, which means I put the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the work. 

I work flexibly, whether you prefer to work on a fixed-term basis (6, 12 or 20 sessions, for example) or open-ended, I can accommodate for your individual needs. 

I offer sessions online or in person in a lovely room in central Lincoln.

I work with adults (18+) and occasionally work with Young People (14+).

About Me

'Ride the wave' has been my mantra since my university days in Brighton. I would go and sit by the sea and find solace in the ever-changing waves while my mental health went through its own stormy tides. Graduating with a degree in Drama and Film, I then went on to become a Primary School Teacher. When Lockdown hit, I decided to jump in at the deep end and train as a counsellor - something I've wanted to do since my first experience of therapy at age 15.

My logo is based on the wave tattoo I got in 2019, which is a daily reminder of how far I have come, and how many storms I have weathered and survived. 

I was diagnosed as Autistic in 2022, and have been navigating having AuDHD since a missed ADHD diagnosis in 2023.


Free Consultation

I offer a free 20 minute online consultation so we can discuss your goals for therapy, my availability, and you can ask me any questions you have about how I work.

If you decide to proceed, we will agree on the frequency of our sessions (weekly or fortnightly, for example) and whether you want your sessions to be open-ended or time-limited (6, 12 or 20 total sessions, for example).


Sessions last for 50 minutes, at the time and frequency agreed. 

Payment should be made in advance if paying electronically, or at the start of the session if paying in cash.


I operate on a 24 hour cancellation policy - any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the booked session will require full payment.

'I feel grateful for having the sessions, especially with an Autistic counsellor, as being Autistic myself, I felt more reassurance to my issues and understanding and having a support system out of my family. It felt comforting to have someone more specialised in dealing with people’s mental health and problems. Holly was very sweet, understanding and a wonderful person. She was very compassionate to me and I enjoyed having sessions.'



I am available for new client enquiries, so please get in touch using the form below and we can organise a free consultation call to discuss your therapy needs.



I have now moved to Lincoln and I offer face-to-face sessions in my private space close to Lincoln City Centre, LN2.


Initial Consultation

20 minutes - free - online

Counselling Sessions

50 minutes - £55 - online/face-to-face


Limited number of concessions available for full-time students or those on a low-income - please contact for more information.

*Please note - I do not currently have space for concessions*


Contact me

Or, if you have any questions about the way I work, my availability, or my concessionary rates, please use the form below.

I'll get back to you as soon as I can, usually within two working days.

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