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Kirstie McEwan MBACP

Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1
07964 823899 07964 823899

About me

Due to the current pandemic I am only able to provide online therapy sessions via a secure video link. I am aware that this is a different experience to that with regular face-to-face therapy. However, the ability to form a therapeutic relationship is no different when working online. If you have concerns about how you might feel in the online environment I am happy to arrange a short ten minute introductory meeting. Please contact me if you wish to try this.


As an integrative counsellor I draw on my awareness of the various theoretical approaches and schools of psychotherapy to tailor the therapy to suit the individual client’s needs. I work primarily with a Person Centred Approach, allowing the client to determine how fast and in which direction the therapy progresses, in order to resolve his or her own problems. The relationship between the client and me, as the therapist, is an essential part of the therapy. I believe that this is achieved by providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space within which to work, where trust built between us enables the client to work with the potentially painful and debilitating issues that they may be experiencing.

I am also a qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist having been awarded The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. I am able to offer support for intimate problems which can occur at any time of our lives and within our relationships. I work with individuals and couples of any sexuality or gender.

Life is demanding and we all do our best to cope with difficulties which arise in our home, our workplace, our family and our other relationships. There are times when these may seem overpowering and we feel that we are no longer able to cope, are struggling to keep up, are unhappy or confused; it makes sense to seek help to deal with these feelings and in these circumstances counselling may be the answer.

As a counsellor I am trained to listen to your problems in a confidential and non-judgmental way. However, a counsellor cannot provide instant, ready-made answers; you the client, must find the right solution yourself. The careful listening attention and support of a trained counsellor can help you discover a way through the apparently impossible problem-maze and the difficult days. Counselling can be emotionally draining and painful, but it can also be liberating and joyful. Each journey is unique and I will be there to walk it with you and provide the support that you require.

Counselling is a life-changing experience which allows the client ultimately to regain control, or gain acceptance, over the life issues which brought them to therapy, thereby leading to a better quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist having successfully completed the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Couples Therapy in 2016


Additional training through Pink Therapy in working with sexual and gender diversity. I have been recognised, by Pink Therapy, as an Accredited Gender, Sexualities, and Relationship Diversities Therapist (Accred GSRDT).

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I provide counselling for individuals and couples over the age of 18 on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I work with individuals and couples of any sexuality, gender identity or relationship status.

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are usually scheduled on a weekly basis, although this is negotiable depending upon the client’s need. Each session costs £50 for individual therapy and £60 for couples. Referrals from third parties may have a different cost which will be clarified prior to the first session.

Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Availability

8am until 8pm appointments available dependant on location. please contact for further details

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Kirstie McEwan MBACP

Kirstie McEwan MBACP