I'm Kirsten, the face of Goldcrest Therapy & Coaching.
I offer a professional, ethical and caring therapeutic service to help individuals who wish to live a happier and more fulfilling life. I work in a person-centred approach which means that you are treated as a key partner in the therapy work - I will not tell you how to be or what to do. Counselling is not about giving advice, it is about being your ally.
Sometimes we know what is bothering us or what changes we wish to make in our lives. Other times, we can feel unhappy, anxious or lost. We might not know how we feel other than we don’t feel ‘right’. These feelings do not have to define us or the way we live and I can help you to explore these feelings further in a safe environment free of judgement.
I can also work with more specific areas of difficulty if you do know what is affecting you and have a clearer focus of what you would like to explore, such as: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, diagnosis of illness, issues at work or with employment or troubled relationships (be it with friends, partners or family members).
My role as a therapist and coach is to help individuals to fully explore, understand and reconfigure themselves wherever they feel it necessary.
I offer a free brief consultation phone call before booking a session so you can see how you feel about me, my approach and how we might work together. Please feel welcome to contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Diploma in Life Coaching
Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are currently via telephone and online video platform.
Flexible availability, please contact me and I am sure we can find a space to suit.
Please note I currently only work with individuals over the age of 18.