Kirstan Murphy Adams B.Psych.,PGDip.,MSc, MBACP Psychotherapist

Kirstan Murphy Adams B.Psych.,PGDip.,MSc, MBACP Psychotherapist

About me

I work with children, adults, couples and families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties, family breakdowns, eating disorders, amongst others. I provide a safe and non-judgemental place where you can share your worries, issues and problems in order to come in contact with what is going on in your life and to be able to resolve them.

Each client is different, so I tailor each session around what's going on for you. I practice Mindfulness and Existential therapy which helps you to focus on what's happening in the moment. I also specialise in Attachment Therapy which is the basis of any relationship and can help me see where the strengths and difficulties are in how you form relationships. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself and by entering therapy this will allow you to know yourself better which will give you the confidence to choose and construct healthy relationships.

I believe that building a good rapport between myself and my client is the building block of a good therapeutic relationship. To be able to share the journey with my client is by far the most beautiful experience, albeit being painful.

Psychotherapy fosters self-growth and equips you with the skills to live a more fulfilling life.

I offer both short and long term therapy, sessions are held once a week and are 50 minutes long. I abide by the BACP professional code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist I have trained with Professor Petruska Clarkson and Dr Joseph Zinker.

I have over 18 years of experience, working in various organisations such as the NHS, Drug and Alcohol agencies, Bereavement services and my own Private Practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)


  • MSc in Attachment Studies
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology
  • PG Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Psychology (B.Psych)

Certificates in:

  • Couple therapy
  • Child Development
  • Systemic therapy
  • Child protection procedures
  • ADHD
  • Somatic and Developmental approach
  • Working with complex bereavement
  • Systemic perspectives in bereavement counselling

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I undertake attachment and family assessments that place an emphasis on gaining a full understanding of family history and relationships. Having completed extensive psychological training in a number of validated assessment procedures, these assessments offer an in depth analysis of individual and family functioning. The assessment procedures used are developmentally sensitive and include the:

The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)

The Parent Development Interview

The School Age Assessment of Attachment

Child Attachment

Play Assessment.

Understanding how individuals process information and how things come to be, informs intervention. Without this, interventions are likely to be ineffective.


I charge £55 per session.

I am a provider for BUPA health insurance.

Further information

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Liability/indemnity insurance.

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: English


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Mondays to Saturdays 9.30 am onwards

Types of client

Young people
Older adults