Kirstan Murphy Adams B.Psych.,PGDip.,MSc, MBACP Psychotherapist
I work with individuals 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 place where clients can share their worries, issues and problems in order to come in contact with what is going on in their lives and to be able to resolve them.
Each client is different so I tailor each session around what's going on for them. I practice Mindfulness and Existential therapy which helps you to focus on what's happening in the moment. I also specialise in Attachment 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 17 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)
Child protection procedures
Somatic and Developmental approach
Working with complex bereavement
Systemic perspectives in bereavement counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
I charge £55 per session.
Concessions for students are available, please feel free to enquire.
- Enhanced DBS check
- Liability/indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays to Fridays 9.30 am onwards
Types of client