Kirstie Yelland

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Torquay, Devon, TQ2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. Taking the first step to find a therapist can be daunting. You may be, or be wondering if you are, neurodiverse, trying to understand how childhood trauma affects your current relationships and self-esteem, or living with a chronic condition that impacts your feelings and functionality.

You might be managing a complex home life or a high-pressure job, feeling lost or deeply unsatisfied in your career, processing the grief of a loved one, or feeling confused by your own behaviour and feeling out of control, or managing difficult emotions, among other human experiences. Modern life is complex, and prioritizing your emotional well-being can be challenging.

Counselling offers a space to explore your needs, desires, grief, and unprocessed hurts. It can be a healing and transformative process. I am committed to ensuring you feel deeply heard and empowered.

My practice is founded on curiosity and honouring your journey and perspective as you grow in self-understanding and self-compassion. I will never judge you or dictate your answers but will help you realize that you have your own answers within you, with increasing clarity.

I particularly welcome clients who are exploring their neurodiversity or living with, or suspect they may be living with, women's health issues such as PMDD, menopause, PCOS, fibromyalgia, or endometriosis, or who are experiencing any kind of emotional distress. My expertise as an advanced nurse practitioner, combined with my personal journey, has motivated me to specialize in women's health and neurodiversity in my private practice. However, I am adept at addressing the needs of all genders and am open to discussing any issues you may wish to bring forward or delve into.

I wholeheartedly welcome anyone from the LGBTQI+ community and aim to provide a gender-affirming environment. 

I adopt a holistic approach to emotional well-being, which, if you choose, can include exploring neurodiversity and hormonal health, physical health, societal experiences and marginalization, as well as adverse childhood experiences and trauma. This 'whole person, whole experience' approach can be profoundly healing. I also promote self-compassion and the discovery of strengths and I work with frameworks that encourage both. 

I am committed to making counselling affordable so please contact me if my fee's are out of your reach so we can discuss a sliding scale if I can accommodate this. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing) 
  • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly neurodiversity aware, both as a neurodiverse therapist myself and also from previous work and current/ongoing training. I welcome neurodiverse clients. 

I am also have a special interest in working with women experiencing the perimenopause/menopause in my NHS work and have a good understanding of how this important time can impact. 

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a few lower fee places depending on circumstances - please contact me to enquire/discuss. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Torquay, Devon, TQ2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Kirstie Yelland
Kirstie Yelland