Dr Kirsten Kitson DPsych, C.Psychol, MBACP, BSc, BA
GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST: Dr Kirsten Kitson
I offer one to one therapy to adults and have experience providing therapy for a range of difficulties including depression, general anxiety disorder (GAD), stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, panic, phobias, health anxiety, eating disorders, substance misuse and relationship difficulties (to name a few). I have worked in a range of settings including the NHS and Forensic services and charity organisations. I have trained in psychodynamic therapy, person centered, solution focused, compassion focused therapy (CFT) and specialise in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT). I am accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) , provisionally accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I have been trained to a high level to develop a robust and evidence based practice to give you confidence in the treatment being provided.
In the initial assessment, we will work together to explore the problem, what keeps it going and how treatment might help to address it. This collaboration will form the basis of our work; enabling us to gain greater insight into the problem with the view to bring about change. I will aim to tailor the therapeutic approach to your needs and goals for treatment. This will involve me drawing on training in a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Compassion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused therapy.
Please feel free to email or phone with any questions about my background, approach etc or visit my website www.glospsych.co.uk.
On street parking is available at the treatment rooms and is free after 6pm. Where appropriate online or telephone sessions may be available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Roehampton University where I completed my doctorate in Counselling Psychology and went on to gain extra CBT training and CFT training. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and hold full membership to the BPS division of Counselling Psychology. I am also registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC). I am also provisionally accredited by the BABCP, currently working towards full accreditation.
I have received formal training in: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Solution Focused therapy; working from a relational stance.
I have worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including the NHS, HM Prison service and in the voluntary sector. This has involved the short, medium and long-term treatment of problems of varying severity.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Sessions are £75 for 50 minutes. Concessions may be available.
Self-referrals and referrals from professionals are both welcomed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Between 2pm and 9pm on Wednesdays. Other times may be available by request.
Types of client