Kirsty Coombs, Psychotherapist & Counsellor, PDip, FPC, BPC.
07834 763 525
Hello and welcome to my counselling profile.
I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Dalston (E8) and the City of London (EC4R). I work in private practice full-time offering weekly one-to-one therapy for adults.
I provide a safe space for you to explore things that are causing you concern. I've worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and with wide range of issues and in private practice I welcome anyone who thinks that therapy might be of some help, whether you are just looking to have a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation or would like to consider longer-term psychotherapy.
I understand that life can be challenging and we can all experience overwhelming and complex emotions and situations. I provide a supportive, accepting and safe space where I can help you make sense of what you are going through, face some difficult thoughts and feelings, feel less overwhelmed by your anxieties and fears, and make some choices and decisions.
Many people find it helpful to talk to an empathic, objectively compassionate, professional person outside of their family or circle of friends. Choosing the right therapist is important and involves finding someone you feel you can trust and work with. In my experience it is often the strength of the relationship between the client and the therapist which is the best indicator of a good therapeutic journey. For many people therapy can be an extremely rewarding experience.
I have a natural interest in people and their own unique experience of life. My approach is warm and reflective and I believe strongly in the therapeutic power of a boundaried, empathetic relationship which enables you to explore difficult experiences, thoughts and feelings in a supportive and safe environment.
Relationship difficulties, sexual problems, bereavement, illness, employment, managing low self-esteem, life-changes, stress, depression, anxiety are just some of the reasons you might want to try psychotherapy. Or perhaps you just feel that you would like to understand yourself better.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any queries or to arrange an initial appointment. This would give us the opportunity to meet each other and for you to tell me more about your situation and the support you feel you need at the moment.
We may decide to continue preliminary consultations for a few meetings. This gives us time to get to know each other, and for you to decide if you would like to begin therapy with me.
I will respond to you in good time and all correspondence between us will be confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my professional training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for Psychotherapy in the UK. I am also a registered member of the FPC ( Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council.) I adhere to the professional code of ethics set out by these bodies.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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£50 - £70, depending on location, for weekly 50 minute appointment(s).
I also have a limited number of places for people on reduced incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have some daytime and evening availability.
Types of client