Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade, PsychD CPsychol. HCPC and BPS registered.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner. I offer long term and short term face-to-face therapy with individuals, couples, families and children. I have training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, which can be tailored for your individual needs and preferences. These include person centred, CBT, psychodynamic approaches, systemic (family therapy), embodied or somatic practices (using the body) and creative approaches. I strive to create a warm, safe and empathic space where you will feel able to explore your current difficulties.
I have worked in the NHS since 2010. I also have experience in third sector and corporate settings. I have experience with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and have a particular interest in working with: anxiety, work stress, relationship difficulties, trauma and abuse, low self-confidence or self esteem, and low mood. I am also a trained yoga teacher, and am passionate about embodied practices and the mind-body connection; when appropriate I also use movement in therapy sessions.
Looking for coaching?
My coaching for corporate executives focuses on building psychological resilience, and frequently includes areas such as work/life balance, improving sleep, mindfulness, managing stress and work relationships, as well as thinking about changes of career direction.
My area of speciality is in the field of trauma, such as those affected by abuse, assault, loss, domestic violence, disasters and war, including refugees, ex-military personnel and emergency service workers. This is not an exhaustive list however. Please contact me to discuss your current difficulties and to explore how therapy can help you.
I am not currently able to take new long-term clients as my practice is full. However I have limited space for short term, coaching and supervision. I am also launching an online 6-week therapy course for women in January 2021. Please see further down on my profile for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I have also trained for two years at the Institute of Family Therapy (Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples) and have a particular interest in working with families, couples and young people. I have also worked in academia, including as an external lecturer and Master's supervisor for University College London (UCL).
I am trained and have experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches. I work in an integrative way, utilising a combination of person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, Mindfulness and systemic approaches, depending on the needs of the individual. I can also integrate creative and play therapy approaches, as well as somatic or embodied practices - I am also a trained yoga teacher, additionally trained in Embodied Yoga Principles - a crossover of psychology, coaching, yoga and other movement practices.
I have worked in the NHS in a number of settings, including: primary care (IAPT), secondary care, family therapy teams, eating disorder units, and adult palliative care and child bereavement. I have also worked in a domestic violence charity for children and mothers, and a charity for ex-military veterans experiencing PTSD. I worked for many years in the NHS in a specialist CAMHS (children, adolescent and family service).
I now operate my private practice full time, as well as working with a large organisation offering psychological resilience training and sessions for corporate executive employees.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for current availability (NB I am only available for short term work). My fees are £90 per session.
All of my reduced rate, low-income or student spaces are full and I am unable to take on any more at present.
Concessions offered for
I am launching an online therapy and empowerment programme for women this autumn (The Untamed Collective). Please contact me if you would like to be added to my mailing list.
The collective is for you if…
you feel stuck, anxious or lack confidence
you want to live life according to your rules
you find yourself at a crossroads in your career, relationship or just life
you need inspiration from like-minded women
you’re looking for sound guidance you can trust from qualified professionals
you want to learn to trust your intuition
you don’t yet know and appreciate who you really are!