Kirsty Allen Adv Dip Couns MBACP
My name is Kirsty and I run my own discreet private practice out of Kingsdown. I have run my own practice for many years since leaving the NHS. My room is welcoming, quiet, comfortable, discreet and conducive to the work of healing and change. I aim to work collaboratively with you over a period of time to resolve issues and concerns that are affecting your enjoyment of life. The relationship between myself and my clients is the most important factor of the work I do.
Your first appointment is where we can get to know each other, establish a rapport, identify the main issues you want to address and work out a plan for moving forward. This first session can be daunting for some, however, I will endeavour to make it as relaxed as possible. At the conclusion you should know if you feel comfortable with myself and able to work together.
Subsequent sessions and their frequency will depend on your needs and goals. There will be a balance between me listening to your concerns, and engaging in conversation with you.
I work with teenagers frequently and have experience of working alongside student support services in the local Grammar and Comprehensive schools. I also have experience with Home Education and children going back into school placements.
My work is confidential and non judgemental. I work short and long term, depending on the issues presented.
I have experience of a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression, self harm, domestic violence, special needs and low self esteem.
I am a member of the BACP and therefore work under their code of ethics.
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Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2
Other specialist courses undertaken;-
Psychology Of Addictions
Women in Danger
Sudden death of a child
Training the Soldier
Rape & Sexual Abuse
The Psychology & Neuroscience of Children & Teenagers with Dr Margot Sunderland
A single session integrated approach by Professor Windy Dryden
I have worked at Rethink Mental Health Charity and have also worked in a NHS Doctors Surgery. I now work in my own private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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My Fee is £45 per session.
I charge a lower rate of £35 for trainee counsellors, and under 18's.
I charge £50 for couples.
I also can do Skype sessions if a client cannot make it to my house and the cost for this is the same as a face to face session.
I offer one-to-one, once-weekly sessions on a short term or long term basis, depending on your needs. I work in Kingsdown, Nr Deal.
My number is 07515 704904. All calls are treated in strictest confidence.
Otherwise you can email me on email@example.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday day and evening plus Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|