Dahlian Kirby

Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, TS12
07905 738298 07905 738298
Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, TS12

About me

Do you need someone to talk things through with?
Are you feeling anxious or depressed?
Are you burdened by negative thoughts about the past?
Finding life difficult to cope with?

Counselling can help you to make changes for a better life.

Practising in Saltburn, I offer 50 minute sessions of humanistic counselling, working with individuals to help them explore their feelings and to support them in considering any changes they may wish to make in order to make their lives happier and more successful.

I work at the pace of the client and provide a secure non-judgemental environment for reflection and discussion.

Sometimes a person may just want one or two sessions in order to bounce ideas of someone or have someone listen to them talk about events that have upset them. Others may feel that they need longer in order to look at aspects of their lives in more depth.

As a humanistic counsellor I believe that everyone is able to work towards controlling their lives and making good choice – we just sometimes need support.

I believe that as humans we strive for happiness, but sometimes we feel powerless. In counselling you can reflect on what it is that you feel is wrong and I can help you make decisions which will make life better.

I offer an introductory session for £35 in which I explain how I work and you talk about what is concerning you. After that session if you wish to continue we can book a second session and take it from there. All sessions are then charged at £40 each.

As I work in a person-centred way I develop a unique way of working for each client. You will never be expected to talk about things you don’t want to talk about. I will however provide structure and may make suggestions for tasks to do in the session or at home between sessions. Many people find that working creatively helps them to express themselves, I am happy to introduce art or journal work as part of the process.

I am happy to talk about anything that concerns you. I work with adults and young people.

I also offer sessions of therapeutic life coaching-free consultation available by e-mail

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling - Centre for the Advancement of Counselling, London

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Barry College

Diploma in Social Studies Cardiff University

M.A. in Social Ethics - Cardiff University

PhD in Philosophy (ethics) - Cardiff University

I am experienced at working with young people (from 11 years) and adults.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

therapy through creative writing/ journal writing

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

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The first session is charged at £35 for 50 minutes
The following sessions are charged at £40 for 50 minutes
reductions possible for people on benefits
I am happy to include ideas for 'homework' for those who wish to work on personal growth, including worksheets, book lists etc.

For Therapeutic Life Coaching, please e-mail me for costs and details of the way I work

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I can help with whatever is concerning you including:

Anxiety and stress
Relationship problems
Work issues
Life choices
Loss of a pet


North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

With notice I can arrange a wheel chair accessible room.


appointments available weekday afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Dahlian Kirby

Dahlian Kirby