Dr Kirsten Kitson DPsych, C.Psychol, MBACP, BSc, BA

Dr Kirsten Kitson DPsych, C.Psychol, MBACP, BSc, BA

Neal's Yard
9 Rotunda Terrace
Montpellier Street
GL50 1SW

07816897032 / 01242 522136

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About me


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.

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Sessions are £75 for 50 minutes. Concessions may be available.

Further information


Self-referrals and referrals from professionals are both welcomed.

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL50 1SW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Between 2pm and 9pm on Wednesdays. Other times may be available by request.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults