Kay Byrne FdSc MBACP
Sometimes life can seem a struggle and we are faced with overwhelming feelings we can't always explain or understand. These feelings often lead to anxiety and low mood and impact on our day to day lives and relationships. You may feel that you don't want a friend or family member's opinion, instead preferring to talk to someone impartial who will listen without opinion and help you work through those uncomfortable or distressing feelings.
I am a British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) fully qualified integrative counsellor which means I work by integrating CBT, Pyschodynamic and person centred theories where necessary to help you gain a better understanding of your thought processes and feelings. I believe we are all unique and I aim to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore difficult or distressing feelings and help you achieve your true potential.
I have experience working in the voluntary sector, at a GP practice, Employment Assistant Programmes (EAP's) and in the corporate sector running group communication sessions and work based counselling. I work with individuals and couples from a wide variety of different cultures and backgrounds and my experience includes anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, grief, loss, childhood sexual abuse, low self-esteem and confidence issues among other things.
I understand it can be difficult to talk about such issues for the first time but please feel free to call me for a confidential, no obligation discussion of your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree Science (with merit) in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 2 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
Continuing professional development seminars/courses include:-
The dynamic nature of memory – working with traumatic memories, Transgender Therapy: minding the pitfalls, Tools for Life, coping strategies for anxiety and depression
Strengths Based CBT for vulnerable clients & chronic issues
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (The Priory)
Working with childhood abuse & trauma
NHS - IAPTUS training
I am also a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
£40.00 per 50 minute session individuals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible with times, including days and most evenings. I am also happy to work with people doing shift work who can't always keep the same appointment time each week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|