Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 4th January 2022

About me

Life can be difficult, and the stories we tell ourselves can often limit and block us in leading the life we truly want to lead. As an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of different approaches, to assist you in meeting your particular needs and goals. I use the relationship we gradually build together to shine a light on understanding other relationships in your life, to better understand yourself, and develop the resources to live more authentically.

My experience in the mental health field spans several years. I have experience working with adults in an NHS secondary mental health service, specialising in trauma. I also have experience and training working with bereavement and all forms of loss, and supporting students with stress, anxiety and depression working in a diverse university counselling service.

As a parent, I fully appreciate the challenges this role can bring. I draw on this, as well as knowledge gained in an NHS Perinatal service, to work with perinatal issues and parenting challenges, including post-natal depression, anxiety, parental identity issues, and difficult birth experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The Minster Centre and hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am also in the final stages of completing my MA in Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre.

Prior to being a therapist, I worked in the humanitarian sector for ten years, working in charities - both based in the UK, as well as living and working in different parts of Africa, and specialised in inclusion and human-rights programmes. I therefore have a deep respect for, and understanding of diversity and difference, and the impact of marginalisation in all its forms.

I am registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide fully by their ethics, ensuring safe practise.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, followed by an assessment of approximately an hour for £70. This can be either face-to-face or by telephone/online.

These appointments allow us the chance to meet, find out what's brought you to therapy and answer any questions you might have.

After the initial assessment, my fee is £70 for each 50 minute therapy session.

Availability

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Further information

I practice from Finsbury Park and offer both online and face-to-face therapy.  My practice is a short walk from Finsbury Park station, accessible via mainline tube/train/bus routes.

Confidential messages can be left on the phone number provides, or you can email me.

Type of session

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Kirsten Utting

Kirsten Utting