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About me

I run Goldcrest Therapy & Coaching, based in Central Scotland.

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 with training in integrative and pluralistic therapy, therefore your preferences as my client remain central. I will not tell you what to do or how to be.

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.

My role as a therapist and coach is to help individuals to fully explore, understand and reconfigure themselves wherever they feel it necessary.

I hope to be the right counsellor for my clients, but cannot guarantee I am perfect for everyone - it is important that each person finds the therapist who is the right fit for them and their requirements, therefore 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 email me for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)

Diploma in Life Coaching

Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

£40.00 per hour.


All sessions are currently via telephone and online video platform.

Further information

Please note I currently only work with individuals over the age of 18.

Fully insured.

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Languages offered



Kirsten Lyall (MSc, MBACP)

Kirsten Lyall (MSc, MBACP)