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.
My corporate work offers both group teaching and 1:1 coaching sessions focusing on psychological resilience, focusing on areas such as work/life balance, sleep, mindfulness and managing stress and work relationships. I am also available for team building days or trips away, which can also include elements such as yoga or equine assisted learning (using horses for personal development).
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 have availability for equine assisted therapy sessions (therapy using one or more horses, conducted from the ground). Please contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. 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 have also trained for two years at the Institute of Family Therapy and have a particular interest in working with families, couples and children. 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 currently work in the NHS in a specialist CAMHS (children, adolescent and family service) part time, and part time for a corporate organisation offering psychological resilience training and sessions for 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 and to discuss fees.
Some concession prices are available for students, trainee therapists, key-workers, as well as those on a low income, or if your business has been affected by Covid-19.
Please contact me for further rates and availability for: workshops, teaching, corporate resilience programmes.
Concessions offered for
I work in a quiet, comfortable and well appointed room at the Arches in Montpelier, Bristol.