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About me

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with a passion for helping people to explore their issues and express their feelings in a safe and confidential environment. In our sessions, we can think together about what is troubling you, and work through what is causing you pain or worry.

I have experience of counselling in NHS settings and also in charity organisations, working both with short term, time limited therapy, and also open ended counselling. My private counselling practice offers a comfortable space in which you are able to speak freely and without judgement. You can decide what the focus of our sessions will be, and how many sessions you would like.

Please contact me to arrange an initial session, during which we can discuss what has brought you to counselling, and how it may help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Leicester, and a BSc (hons) Degree in Social Work from the University of Lincoln.

I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their Ethical Framework for good practice.

I also have a valid and up to date DBS (formerly CRB).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

My fee is £40 per 50 minute session.

In exceptional circumstances, a reduced fee may be considered. Please contact me to discuss this.

I accept payment by cash, cheque or BACS.


I am available for daytime, evening and Saturday appointments. Please contact me regarding availability.

Further information

My counselling practice is easily accessible and offers off road parking.

My contact telephone number is 07532 078 523. Alternatively, you can email me at lighthousecounsellingservice@gmail.com

For further information about my practice, you can visit my website www.lighthousecounsellingservice.com

Please note that if I am with a client, my phone will be turned off. Please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.

Dunbar Way
LE65 1AT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Kirstie Bratton

Kirstie Bratton