Kiaya Bailey

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Elgin, Moray, IV30
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About me

"The scariest and most comforting thing that I know is that there are 24 hours in a day"

When this quote came to me, it made me realise that both our best day and our worst is limited by a ticking clock. It only has to last 24 hours; then it moves on. 

It is natural to struggle. However, you do not need to, or deserve to do this alone. 

Sometimes, we need help.

Whilst we may feel like life's toughest moments will destroy us; time remains external to us. It keeps going, even when we do not want it to. Because of this, I am here to provide support for you when you reach the day after what you thought may have been the end, or close to it.

When clients are considering therapy. I like to turn to my quote of "tripping over tree roots" . We do not need to dig it all up for you to move forwards, and heal. However, if you are curious, or tripping over the roots in your life - I can help you through it.

Life is here to be experienced. But, we do not always get through it without scars, hiccups, trip ups, or relapses.

After all,"A life altering event cannot be life altering if we do not let it affect us". This is because, in life we grow from both the "good" and the "bad".

Cheryl Richardson once said that

"A heard person will heal" 

Because of this, I have chosen to become a person-centered counsellor advocating for the power of not just talking, but actively listening to peoples stories.

I am offering 55 minute support to those who live within the British Jurisdiction face to face, via zoom, or over the phone.

The reason why I have chosen to do this in a person-centered modality is because I believe that counselling should be guided at your pace, and in your way.

After all, you are the expert on your life. 

I am here to walk alongside you, and to help you navigate the story that you have been living each day. 

I have chosen to work in a client-driven way that revolves around the core conditions of empathy (compassion), genuineness (honesty), and unconditional positive regard (acceptance).

I am committed to working in a non-judgemental way that revolves around the values of respect, openness, care, and warmth.

Putting you at the centre; where you belong.

By presenting space for you, and holding what is going on within the room, I hold your thoughts and feelings so that you can experience them outside of your body. 

I sit with you through your re-telling of your story, and intuitively feed back what I am experiencing and noticing.

I aim to work in a way that is helpful to your counselling experience. As you move through your 24 hours, the 24 hours which have passed, and the 24 hours that are yet to come.

I work in this way because we are all given a brain, but not a manual on how to keep it happy and healthy.

That is where I believe that the core conditions, and my opportunity to use psychoeducation comes into play. You deserve to have a safe space to explore what has and is going on in your life. And, you deserve to be given a space to explore what made your brain do what it did.

We can face what you bring, together. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 2023, BACP PDA Masters in Counselling Children and Young People 10+ (ongoing).
  • 2022, COSCA Diploma of HE in Person Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy 16+ - Distinction.
  • 2021, Counselling Tutor - Online and Telephone Counselling (inc: Asynchronous Counselling - Text and Email).


  • 2024, Solihull Approach - Postnatal Support 0-6 Months - Understanding Your Baby, Understanding Your Preterm Or Sick Baby In Hospital.
  • 2023, Solihull Approach - Antenatal Support in Understanding Pregnancy, Labour, Birth, and Your Baby (inc: in Gender Diverse Families).
  • 2023, NHS Mandated CBT Interventions For Anxiety - Trained As A LIAM Practitioner "Let's Introduce Anxiety Management".
  • 2023, SMHFA - Scottish Mental Health First Aid in Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Self-Harm, Substance Use, and Suicide.
  • 2023 - TURAS - Trauma Skilled Practice in line with the Scottish Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework. Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Responding in a Trauma Informed Way, Trauma in Children and Young People, Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Mental Health and Evidence-Based Pathways to Recovery, Understanding the Use of Substances to Cope with the Impact of Trauma.
  • 2023 - BEAT - Awareness of Eating Disorders and their Signs; including: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, OSFED, AFRID, EDNOS, UFED, Pica, Orthorexia, and Rumination.
  • 2023, ASH Scotland - Understanding Tobacco, Cannabis, and Vaping, Working with Behaviour Change.
  • 2023, SDF - LGBTQ+ Substance Misuse, Overdose Prevention and Intervention, Understanding HIV, Hepatitis B and C, Understanding NPSs, Understanding Benzos, Cocaine, and Other Psychostimulant Use.
  • 2022, Carolyn Spring - Dissociation and DID: the Fundamentals, Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice, Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation.
  • 2021, Lewes College - Masters in Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • 2021, SDF - Drug Awareness, Children affected by Parental Substance Misuse, Motivational Interviewing in Addiction. 
  • 2021, RASASH - Impacts of SA and Trauma, Reporting Assault, Equality and Diversity, Domestic Abuse, CSA, Self Harm, Coping Mechanisms, Grounding, CSE, Porn and Pornography, Suicide and Safeguarding, Ritual Abuse.
  • 2020, Aberlour - Promoting Positive Behaviour, Resilience, and Child Protection.
  • 2018, CGS (Psychology) - Relationships, Schizophrenia.
  • 2018, CGS (Philosophy) - Metaphysics of the Mind.
  • 2017, CGS (Psychology) - Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychological Approaches (Humanistic Psychology, Social Learning Theory, Behaviourism, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Biopsychology). 
  • 2017, CGS (Philosophy) - Epistemology, Moral Philosophy.

This list of my training is not exhaustive. It contains some of my more relevant training. If you would like to find out more about my training, this can be found on my website.


  • 2023, LIAM Practitioner 10+. 
  • 2023, Counsellor on Placement at Aberlour Youth Point 10+.
  • 2023, Youth Worker 12+ (Drugs and Alcohol Service).
  • 2022, Private Practice.
  • 2021, Counsellor on Placement at Women's Aid 16+.
  • 2021, Counsellor on Placement at Aberlour Youth Point 16+.
  • 2021, Youth Worker 7+ (Disability Service).
  • 2021, SHOUT Crisis Worker.
  • 2020, Young Persons Mentor 10+.
  • 2020, Rape Crisis Trustee.
  • 2018, Student Listener at CGS 11+.
  • 2017, Mental Health Advocacy for MHFA.
  • 2017, Mental Health Advocacy for Time to Change. 

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Therapies offered

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£30.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Unsure whether counselling is right for you? Or if I'm the right counsellor?

Please enquire about my free 15 minute telephone consultation.

Integrative Work:

If any of my sensory or arts and crafts items would feel beneficial to your sessions please let me know and I will incorporate them.

I value the role of psychoeducation. If appropriate and desired I will happily explore the psychology, sociology, philosophy and spiritual nature of what's been going on in your life.

At request of paying clients I can provide infographics informed by reputable charities, CPD, and the NHS to explore desired concepts, conditions, and pre/post diagnosis.

I have access to self made resources and worksheets that can be completed inside and out width of session times if they are beneficial to my clients. If there is a resource I do not have and feel competent to do so - I will make it. 

Additional Information on Fees:

My preference for payments is that they are taken via online banking and are paid in advance. However, I do also accept cash for face to face clients.

Standard Charge is £45.

Other Rates (at request):

Concessional Rate (£30) for those who are paying for their sessions but are also:

  • Under 16 or over 65.
  • Any age, on a low income, in receipt of benefits, or unemployed.
  • Any age, and a student or trainee counsellor.

Block Booking of 5 Consecutive Sessions is £200 (to be paid in advance/non-refundable).

When I work

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Further information

Elgin, Moray, IV30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Kiaya Bailey
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