Kay Kirby - MBACP (Adv.dip. Therapeutic counselling)

Kay Kirby - MBACP (Adv.dip. Therapeutic counselling)

Bank Chambers
Belgrave Square


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Bank Chambers
Belgrave Square


About me

Qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

I offer PERSON-CENTRED COUNSELLING for a wide range of issues and specialist ANGER MANAGEMENT counselling to meet individual needs.

I work from a PERSON-CENTRED background and offer counselling for depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma and relationship difficulties to name just a few of the difficult subjects life can sometimes throw at us.

I offer a warm, friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere where issues can be explored in confidence.

Counselling sessions are usually on a weekly basis and last for up to 60 minutes. I have day time, evening and weekend appointments available For both short and long term therapy.

Specialist Anger Management Counselling

I offer a blended approach to anger management. I believe we all get angry from time to time, after all anger is a natural emotion, it is a red flag informing us that something needs our attention.
Being a person centred therapist at heart my work has an empathic therapeutic base with educational elements promoting insight and awareness.

My aim is to explore anger issues with you, looking at why we get angry (even if you do not know why you get angry), the effects of this anger, the types of anger we use, triggers to anger and what effect our anger has on our lives. Allowing you to understand why you feel this way, and make the necessary changes in your life so anger can be used in a positive and empowering way.

Anger can be turned outwards, vented at others or objects; or it can be turned inwards causing crippling depression. Whatever way you experience anger I am here to listen, and should you wish, I can offer management tools and techniques to help change negative patterns and gain insight in to this misunderstood emotion.

Currently I run a small private practice and work as a consultant and team leader for a North West charity that offers anger management.

I offer group training in anger awareness to counsellors, professional bodies and other organisations.

Private office in a central location with free car parking.

Assertiveness counselling

Group training offered in anger awareness and anger management.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB (BACP accredited course) Runshaw College
Diploma Anger Management (Distinction) (SFTR accredited course)
Diploma Neuro Linguistic Programming (INLPTA)
Certificate Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Counselling Theories (OCNW)
Counselling Skills (OCNW)
Anger and Aggression Management
Drug and Alcohol Awareness (NCFE)
Sex and Relationship Education (NOCN)
Mental Health Awareness (NCFE)
PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the life long learning sector)


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management L4) (BSY) NCFE
Advanced Psychotherapy L3 (BSY)
Dissociation and Somatisation.
Anger, rage and relationship (Sue Parker-Hall)
Domestic violence, Freedom Program
Suicide self-harm (papyrus trained)
FRIEND of PODS - Positive outcomes for dissociative survivors.
Working with Shame.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic abuse



Initial consultation £20

£30 per hour

Sessions generally last for up to one hour,
personal financial circumstances taken in to consideration.

£35.00 per session

Sessions last for up to 1 hour and 15 minutes and are on a weekly basis.


£40 per hour
Sessions last for one hour and are on a weekly basis.

Emotional Management Consultancy;
Should reports be required for legal or other circumstances there will be a charge POA.

Further information

Anger is positive and uplifting when used correctly.

Maps & Directions

Darwen, BB3 1BU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Day time or evenings by appointment.

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