Dr Kirsten Keighley

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Cambridge, CB24 6DG
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in eating disorders and have 17 years’ experience as a behaviour change and obesity prevention scientist at Cambridge University. I support people with binge eating disorder, emotional eating, weight loss struggles, and bulimia.

I have been there, and I get it.

I help clients discover and take charge of their hidden eating triggers and transform their relationship with food.

Sessions often focus on getting freedom from constant thoughts about food and weight and escaping the cycle of yo-yo dieting and weight gain.

Gain understanding about what has prevented you from recovery in the past so you can overcome that, and live life without restriction or bingeing.

I combine counselling, to understand and overcome emotional barriers, with the strategies and tools of health coaching. The combination of counselling and coaching is powerful for making lasting change.

You can find out if my approach suits you with a first 50-minute online session for £30. You can book via my website, or by email or phone. We can work together online or in-person (Cambridgeshire), short- or long-term, and you can choose a consistent time each week or vary times/days to suit your schedule.

See more at www.drkirstenkeighley.com/bingeeating

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Counsellor (MBACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), certified Health Coach, and a doctor by research (PhD). 

I have 17 years’ experience, including as Senior Scientist at the University of Cambridge Centre for Diet and Activity Research and have helped thousands of people improve their health behaviours.

I have published nearly 100 scientific papers about health behaviour and have appeared on BBC Breakfast and consulted for TV programmes including Easy Ways to Live Well on BBC1.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Obesity, overweight, emotional eating, weight loss.

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£65.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

You can find out if my approach suits you with a first 50-minute online session for £30. 

You can then choose between 1:1 therapy sessions (£75 per session) or an Intensive programme which includes 1:1 therapy sessions including additional personalised resources, exercises and support between sessions (£90 per session).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I usually offer online sessions between 8am and 3pm Monday to Friday during school term time. 

36 Butt Lane, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6DG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Parking is available on the drive. The therapy room is on the ground floor with one small step up from outside.

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Dr Kirsten Keighley
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