Kirstie McEwan MBACP
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.
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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 unless otherwise agreed.
Each session costs £50- £65 for individuals and £60 - £85 for couples dependant upon location and time. please contact me for further details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am until 8pm appointments available dependant on location. please contact for further details
Types of client