Kirsty Rankine

Kirsty Rankine

Newlands Park Natural Health Centre
48 Newlands Park
SE26 5NE

Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre
2 Shelburne Road
N7 6DL

07570 384 639

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Newlands Park Natural Health Centre
48 Newlands Park
SE26 5NE

Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre
2 Shelburne Road
N7 6DL

07570 384 639

About me

I am an accredited psychotherapist practising in Sydenham, London (SE26) and in Holloway Rd, London (N7). I have experience in working with people suffering from a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression and experiences of trauma or abuse. I have worked with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations and I see individuals on both a short and long term basis. I am committed to offering a safe, warm and supportive therapeutic space.

Issues I Work With Include

  • Problems with anxiety, sadness, anger or shame
  • Loss & bereavement
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Issues with self-esteem, confidence & assertiveness
  • Relationship issues
  • Obsessive thinking, paranoia & compulsive behaviours
  • Sexual issues
  • Depression
  • Self-harming or suicidal thoughts
  • Stress
  • Recovery from trauma & abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)

What I Offer
I aim to provide a compassionate and supportive environment in which you can experience acceptance and understanding as we unravel the difficulties you are going through. Being listened to with respect, sensitivity and non-judgement can help alleviate the intensity of difficulties and create a 'breathing space' out of which new possibilities can emerge.

I would also support you in becoming more aware of the issues you experience, which can lead to deeper insight and self-understanding. The process can also reveal different ways of doing things, ways which may feel more aligned to how you would like to be. Alongside this, we can spend time developing your confidence to trust and follow what is right for you.

In addition, I offer a space to acknowledge and release things that are difficult to express, in a safe way. This could involve processing trauma or painful life experiences that are held in your system. In time, trapped emotions, repetitive thought patterns or physical restrictions can potentially free up, which could result in you experiencing greater well-being, strength and vitality.

I may also be able to help in situations where change feels unreachable, perhaps because you feel stuck in habitual patterns or you experience resistance to make a change even though you know it would help you. I offer a space to work with these situations, providing support and an appropriate amount of challenge to help unravel, soften and transform any blocks to moving forwards.

Introductory Meeting
The best way to see if it feels right to work together is to meet for an introductory session. This gives you the opportunity to get a sense of how I work and to establish whether you would feel comfortable to work with me. It can also help alleviate any fears or concerns you may have about the process. You are certainly under no obligation to go any further than this meeting if you don’t want to.

During the session we would talk about what brings you to therapy, what you hope to achieve and how we might work together. If you are willing to share something about your background then that can be useful for me to know, however it is not necessary to do so and I will respect if there is anything you don’t want to say. You can also ask me any questions you may have. If it feels right to proceed then we would agree a regular time to meet each week which would be your space for however long you would like to come.

I offer the introductory meeting at a reduced fee.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute and received my Master's qualification from Middlesex University. I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP). I abide by the Code of Ethical Practice of these organisations.

Core Process Psychotherapy integrates perspectives and skills from Western psychotherapeutic approaches along with Buddhist understandings of the healing power of non-judgemental awareness and mindful attention. Rather than trying to forcefully change things, Core Process Psychotherapy emphasises the value of embodied presence by meeting pain in a mindful way -  through qualities of acceptance, kindness and compassion. As these healing qualities are experienced, greater space and freedom around issues can naturally emerge. Mindful awareness can also facilitate deeper insight into the origins of issues and places of stuckness, and lead to seeing what else is needed for greater healing and transformation to take place.

In addition to bringing awareness to thoughts, feelings and the body, when appropriate Core Process Psychotherapy also works with other means of expression and insight such as dreams, drawing and imagery.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Prenatal and birth trauma


I charge £45 - £60 per session depending on the location, session length and your circumstances. I charge £25 - £30 for an introductory meeting.

Maps & Directions

Sydenham, SE26 5NE
Islington, N7 6DL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have a space coming up on Thursdays at 12:30pm in Islington from mid December.

Types of client

Older adults
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