Your Story,
Your Journey

Certain behaviours, such as hoarding, are often a way of coping with, and trying to heal, distress.  Holistic Hoarding offers a therapeutic space for you to explore this (should you choose to), so there is a wider understanding of what has led to the hoarding, and how we can support you with this without triggering re-traumatisation.

Training and Consultancy

Holistic Hoarding can work with your organisation to develop a bespoke training package that covers all aspects of hoarding and to empower those who hoard. Holistic Hoarding run CPD-accredited training courses that considers hoarding disorders in a holistic and therapeutic context.

Support Groups & Family Support

Our monthly support groups can introduce you to a new community in a safe, judgement-free space. Members can provide emotional and practical support. We are also setting up a family support group to help those who may be affected by this issue. 

Relapse Prevention & Harm Reduction

No two hoarding situations are the same – We offer innovative and adaptable methods of support, completely led by you. Once our work has finished, please be reassured that you will not be left alone to maintain what you have achieved.  We offer free post-telephone support, and follow-up visits.

Our Ethos

Holistic Hoarding was established after observing the impact of house clearances on tenants, and how this often led to increased distress and more severe hoarding behaviour as a protective reaction to the process.  We recognise that having someone in your home - in what should be a safe space for you - is an incredibly brave step for anyone to take, and we will respect and support this at all times.




"To strip a person with hoarding disorder of their items,

of their identity,

and of their homes

is not the solution.

It never will be".



A key philosophy of Holistic Hoarding is to donate, not discard.  Many people find it much easier to let go of items if they know they are going to be re-homed with someone who could get use out of it.  


We have partnered up with several organisations including those working with families in poverty or those who may be rough sleeping to ensure that your items, should you be ready to let them go, will be very gratefully received.   

We will recycle all items where appropriate, and dispose of items in the most ethically sustainable manner possible.  Some people like to support causes close to them by requesting that their items be donated to a particular charity, which we try our best to accommodate. 

Referral Types

Owner Occupiers

The initial consultation is free. Prices are available once initial consultation is complete.

Tenants of Social Landlords

For tenants of social landlords who may be facing eviction as a result of property conditions, or involved with Social Services, we offer a 12 week target-driven support package.

Please ask your health or housing professional to make a referral.

Book your place on the next Trauma-Informed Approaches to Hoarding Disorder training session.

The next course is running on Friday 29th July 2022 at 10am-1.00pm.

This half day session will allow health and housing professionals to explore the key points of what it means to be a trauma-informed service, how to start a compassionate dialogue with those with hoarding behaviours, and looking at alternative models of support.  The sessions also allow for networking, sharing of case studies, and exploring how a multi-agency approach can be used to channel the expertise of a cross-section of fields.  

Tickets are on sale now.

* If you have lived experience of hoarding, we offer fully subsidised spaces. Please contact for more details

Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Join Kayley & Mentally Fit at the Trauma-Informed Approaches to Hoarding keynote address

Join Kayley for a guest talk for Mentally Fit, a community of over 100,000 therapists.  Mentally Fit has previously hosted guests including Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Deb Dana and Lori Gottlieb, so Kayley is delighted to be able to discuss compassionate approaches to hoarding, and bring together the expertise and knowledge of this network of therapists.  

Tickets are on sale now.  


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Got a question? Contact us today.

"Hoarding isn't about how much stuff someone has, it's about how they process those things."

Matt Paxton, Author "The Secret Lives of Hoarders"