Kirsten Toyne

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Anxiety and Stress Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Colchester, Essex, CO6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you are feeling anxious, stressed or maybe life feels challenging, we could work together to help you move forward in a way that is right for you.

Anxiety and stress impacts us physically and emotionally, often stripping us of our confidence and making life feel overwhelming.

You may feel pressured, inadequate and blame yourself. You might doubt your judgement and expect the worst, all the while trying to hide how you feel. These are un-talked about consequences of anxiety and stress.

Overtime all of this has an impact on our bodies and minds. We can experience...

  • Poor sleep
  • An inability to relax
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble eating well
  • Muscle tension
  • Trouble concentrating

In my experience anxiety and stress can be worked with and even used as a springboard for greater self-understanding and a better life.

I am here to listen and support you in exploring where you are, how you feel and what is going on at a deeper level so that together we truly understand the challenges you face. From that vantage point, we can work together to decide how you want to move towards a better life.

Having qualified 15 years ago, I specialise in working with anxiety, stress and discontent in all its forms. As an Integrative therapist, I am trained in a broad range of therapies so I can work in a way that is tailored to you.

For me, it is a privileged to be a counsellor, so please feel free to get in touch with me to ask any questions or arrange a time to have a phone conversation. It is important that you can get a feel for me and if my approach is right for you. I explain more in the video below “How to find the right therapist”

Over the years I have worked with many issues including:

Panic Attacks
Postnatal mental health issues
Emotional eating issues
Obsessive Compulsive disorder
Relationship problems
Childhood trauma/abuse
Lack of confidence
General discontent
Low self-esteem

How To Get Started

I know it can be tough to make the first step to seeing a therapist. If you are interested then please feel free to contact me, where I am more than happy to answer any questions.

After that, we can arrange a free phone consultation so that we can discuss what you would like to get from therapy. It also allows you to decide whether you feel my approach is right for you.

The First Session

First sessions can be daunting but it important to remember that my aim is to support you. All you need is yourself, as you are the expert on you. I will explain confidentiality and we will discuss in more depth what you want to get from therapy and what is happening for you. The sessions last an hour.

Other Information

It is really important to me that good information is available to anyone who wants it. As part of this I have produced short videos with a colleague, that can supply you with information and ideas. These can be linked to from my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered member of the largest therapy association in the UK, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical framework.

I undertake regular supervision on CPD (Continuous Professional Development).


  • Advanced Diploma and Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • Certified Advanced Inner Child Therapist, The Penny Parks Foundation (NCP) 2004
  • Diploma in Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (SACH 2003)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with women who want to support through the challenges of motherhood.

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50.00 per one hour session.

I have weekday and weekend sessions available.

I offer all prospective clients a free initial phone consultation, where we can discuss expectations and I can answer any questions you may have in more detail.

If you email me or leave a message I will always get back to you.

When I work

Weekdays, Evenings and Saturday

Colchester, Essex, CO6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Kirsten Toyne
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