Kirsten Lyall

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(MSc) MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh EH3 & Stirling FK16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Face-to-face sessions are carried out in a beautiful, private and calming therapy space in the West End of Edinburgh.

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

Diploma in Life Coaching

Accredited Member of the BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please note remote sessions are £50.00, in-person sessions are £60.00.

When I work

Flexible availability, please contact me and I am sure we can find a space to suit.

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3

Stirling, FK16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Face-to-face sessions are carried out in rooms located on the 3rd floor, via stairs and lift - stairs may not be suitable for those with limited physical ability. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns about accessibility options.

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Kirsten Lyall
Kirsten Lyall