Kirstie Burnett

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Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1XL
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor based in Ringwood, on the Hampshire/Dorset border. I work face-to-face or virtually. My background before counselling was as a Family Support Worker based in schools for Dorset County Council and Social Services. More recently, I qualified as an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor), and I work in a large Domestic Abuse Service. I have worked with children, families and adults. I have run Domestic Abuse courses for survivors and parenting courses for young people who are abusive to their parents.

I work with young people over 11 years old and adults.

I specialise in trauma, PTSD, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties and challenging behaviour from young people. I have experience working with clients suffering from; 

PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, anxiety, OCD, body dysmorphia, social anxiety, eating disorders, emetophobia, relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, drug and alcohol problems and bereavement.

I aim to help people who are feeling ‘stuck’ and want to make changes to improve the way they feel about themselves. To do this, we may work on your history, stay in the present, and learn new ways to manage and recover from emotional difficulties. I will walk alongside you, enabling you to understand your thoughts and feelings. I will empower you to work through and gain solutions by exploring the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel ‘stuck’ so that you can make changes and reach your goals. I firmly believe change is possible.

I am focused on your needs and will tailor your therapy to meet these, working at your pace. I will draw together different therapeutic approaches to enable you to find safety, healing and joy. I will work with you with kindness, curiosity, compassion and creativity – being alongside you in a safe, therapeutic relationship in which you can be curious and expand your insights about yourself, your life and your relationships and become who you want to be. I believe being able to journey with someone is a privilege. 

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am subject to its professional conduct procedure. I work strictly with its ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)
  • Complex Trauma & trauma informed Practice
  • Certificate in working with families
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Adolescence to parent abuse Substance Abuse
  • Suicide and Self-harm
  • Creative Art Therapy 
  • Neuropsychology Diploma
  • Neuroplasticity Diploma
  • Compassion Focused therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

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Further information

Whether you just want a chat to find out if this is the right therapy for you or you would like to book a session. I am happy to arrange a free telephone conversation to discuss how I can help. To find out more please email me or contact me on 07828110322.

4 Hudson Close, Poulner, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1XL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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