Kirsten Mckenzie

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St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NJ
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About me

I provide a safe and accepting space for you to work through your difficulties and find a path forward. I provide counselling face-to-face from St Andrews and The East Neuk of Fife on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I also provide sessions online.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my Masters in Pluralistic Counselling at Abertay University (with Distinction) in 2022. I am also a published author of two novels and several short stories and completed the M Litt in Creative Writing at St Andrews University in 2007. I love using creative writing, journaling and narrative therapy techniques in my work, helping people rediscover their creative spark through counselling. My masters project involved using creative methods to explore our inner child and rediscover our core values.  

My first degree, completed in 1997, was in English Literature and Scottish History at the University of St Andrews and since then I have worked in PR as well as teaching creative writing.  I also have experience of being an unpaid carer for an elderly relative and have particular interest in supporting carers in their demanding roles.

I have also completed CPD training in CBT, ASSIST suicide prevention, working with addiction, narrative techniques, compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and outdoor therapy.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

The first session is free as I believe it is important to find the best 'fit' for you as a counsellor. There is no obligation to continue after this first session. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to find out more about the work we could do together. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening sessions will usually be offered as online sessions.

Further information

I am a pluralistic counsellor working from a person centred foundation. We may make use of a range of tools from different therapeutic methods, including person centred, psychodynamic and CBT (especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), but this will always be done in collaboration with you using the tools you find most helpful. As a writer I have a particular interest in using creative methods especially writing and journaling. I am also interested in outdoor and nature therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. 

Slotline Ltd, Slotline House, Largo Road, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8NJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Kirsten Mckenzie
Kirsten Mckenzie