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Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade, PsychD CPsychol. HCPC and BPS registered.

Bristol BS6 & London SE1
Registered / Accredited
Bristol BS6 & London SE1

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Equine therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

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

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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!

London
SE1

Montpellier
Bristol
BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Small step up to get into the offices. Therapy rooms can be arranged to be downstairs.

Availability

As of September 2020, I have availability for short term (3 months) or coaching clients, or for supervision. I do not have any low-income slots available at this time.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Supervision

I have worked in the NHS and third sector for the last 10 years, across a variety of settings, both adult and child.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade, PsychD CPsychol. HCPC and BPS registered.

Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade, PsychD CPsychol. HCPC and BPS registered.