Adrienne Kirk reg BACP, Loss and Bereavement Specialist
I am a psychotherapist specialising in one-to-one therapy to adults specialising in bereavement, loss and grief.
Even in situations where we do not experience bereavement explicitly – in divorce, or serious illness for example, or when events conspire to permanently deny us certain opportunities – we can experience this shattering dimension of loss.
It can be very difficult to talk about these issues, others do not know what to say to you, and may even minimise your loss, which can be very traumatic. It can be a great relief to speak to someone non-judgmental, who really listens and can understand the world from your perspective.
I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with loss, particularly
- Loss of a loved one/bereavement
- Termination of pregnancy
- Diagnosis of foetal abnormality
- Relationship breakdown
- Chronic illness
I offer both short-term (10 sessions) and on-going therapy, whatever is most appropriate for each client. This we would discuss to see what would be most appropriate for you.
I work in an integrative way, utilising my skills to work in a way that is appropriate for each client and their individual needs.
How Therapy can Help
It can be very difficult to talk about these issues, others do not know what to say to you, and the loss can be very traumatic. It can be a great relief to speak to someone non-judgmental, who really listens and can understand the world from your perspective.
It may be helpful to reflect, explore and examine your life with an approachable, experienced and understanding therapist. This is where I can help. Together we can make sense of your situation and find a path through. There can be a fear of shame or failure in asking for help, or showing vulnerability but actually these are signs of strength. I can support you in your courageous step to ask for help and walk alongside you as we explore your experiences.
What to Expect in Your First Session
A first session is a really important opportunity for you to decide if I am someone you would like to work with. We will discuss the reasons you have decided to come to therapy, and I will also ask you for some information on your family and life circumstances. We will also discuss how many sessions to agree to work together in the first instance. It is a chance for us to get to know each other a little, and to agree on how we could work together to help you.
A little about me
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I also have a masters in Health Psychology. I spent many years working in higher education, teaching consultation skills to medical students and was also responsible for supporting students who were struggling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University of London. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I taught consultation skills to medical students, as well as being responsible for supporting students who were struggling.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
Along with my private practice in Enfield, North London, I volunteer as a bereavement therapist for a bereavement charity. I have previously worked for a number of years at a charity in London that supports clients who have issues around pregnancy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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I charge £50 for an individual session, and also offer blocks of sessions which offer a saving on this cost.
Block of 6 sessions: £290 (£10 discount)
Block of 10 sessions: £475 (£25 discount)
Block of 20 sessions: £950 (1 free session)
I have off-street parking available. I am close to Enfield Chase train station and a number of bus routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are 2 flights of stairs up to my consulting room. You are welcome to park on my drive, and my front door is at the side of the house.
Daytime appointments - Mondays/Wednesdays/and Fridays. Evening appointments - Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays. Saturday morning appointments also available.
Types of client