Kay Byrne FdSc MBACP
If I was looking for a counsellor I would want to hear what past clients had experienced and said about the person I was going to share my intimate thoughts and feelings with. So I will share (anonymously) some of the comments I have received in thank you cards and letters.
"A huge thank you for the help you've given me, I feel more human and keep things in proportion "real". I am a much stronger person because of you and our work"
"I thought I was completely lost, with no way back, but you have taught me to look at things in a different way, I will be eternally grateful"
"Thank you for all your support - I can't put into words how much I have appreciated your guidance, kindness and listening"
"Thank you so much for listening and helping me through my issues. I really feel I have turned a corner and can't wait to get on with my life..."
"I would have struggled far more with such a life changing situation without your help and guidance, thank you."
Sometimes life can seem a struggle and we are faced with overwhelming feelings we can't always explain or understand. These feelings often lead to anxiety and low mood and impact on our day to day lives and relationships. You may feel that you don't want a friend or family member's opinion, instead preferring to talk to someone impartial who will listen without opinion and help you work through those uncomfortable or distressing feelings.
I am a British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) fully qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor of counsellors. I work with clients integrating CBT, Pyschodynamic and person centred theories where necessary to help you gain a better understanding of your thought processes and feelings. I believe we are all unique and I aim to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore difficult or distressing feelings and help you achieve your true potential so you can be the best version of you that you can be.
I have experience working in the voluntary sector, at a GP practice, Employee Assistant Programmes (EAP's) and in the corporate sector running group communication sessions and work based counselling. I am also a recommended counsellor for the Police Firearms Officer’s Association. I work with individuals from a wide variety of different cultures and backgrounds and my experience includes anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, grief, loss, childhood sexual abuse, low self-esteem and confidence issues among other things. I am also currently writing an online course on anxiety and depression.
I understand it can be difficult to talk about such issues for the first time but please feel free to call me for a confidential, no obligation discussion of your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working therapeutically with disordered eating 2019
Certificate in Supervision June 2016 Westmeria Counselling College
Foundation Degree Science (with merit) in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 2 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
Continuing professional development seminars/courses include:-
The dynamic nature of memory – working with traumatic memories, Transgender Therapy: minding the pitfalls, Tools for Life, coping strategies for anxiety and depression
Strengths Based CBT for vulnerable clients & chronic issues
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (The Priory)
Working with childhood abuse & trauma
NHS - IAPTUS training
PODS - working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
I am also a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£50.00 per 50 minute session individuals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible with times, including days and most evenings. I am also happy to work with people doing shift work who can't always keep the same appointment time each week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|