Adrienne Kirk BACP, PGdip Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a psychotherapist specialising in one-to-one therapy to adults covering loss and grief work. 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.
I specialise in seeing clients who have experienced loss and grief. Even in situations where we do not experience bereavement explicitly – in divorce, 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
- Termination of pregnancy
- Diagnosis of foetal abnormality
- Loss of a loved one/bereavement
- 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.
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.
I have been working for a number of years at a charity in London that supports clients who have issues around pregnancy, as well as having a private practice in Enfield, North London.
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|
Daytime appointments - Mondays/Wednesdays/and Fridays. Evening appointments - Wednesdays/Thursdays. Saturday morning appointments also available.
Types of client