Kirsty Allen Adv Dip Couns MBACP
My name is Kirsty and I run my own private practice in Kingsdown, Near Walmer. I have run my own practice for many years since leaving the NHS. My room is welcoming, quiet, comfortable, and conducive to the work of healing and change. My aim is to work alongside you, to support you and resolve any issues and concerns that are affecting you.
The relationship between myself and my clients is the most important factor of the work I do.
Your first appointment is where we can get to know each other, establish a rapport, identify the main issues you want to address and work out a plan for moving forward. This first session can be daunting, the majority of my clients feel anxious in that hour before coming to see me. That is so normal!!!! I would be surprised at anyone who would not feel anxious before coming to meet a stranger to talk about in depth content you may not have ever shared with another human being.
At the end of our first session, you should know if you feel comfortable with me and able to work together.
Subsequent sessions and their frequency will depend on your needs and goals. I am not a counsellor who makes you sign up to a certain amount of sessions immediately. I work uniquely with each person. Some people see me once a year, some come every week, it all depends on what you bring and what you need from me
My work is confidential and non judgemental. I have experience of a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression, self harm, domestic violence, special needs and low self esteem. I have pretty much worked with every issue that is out there. I work with couples, addictions, mental health issues, young kids, abuse, family therapy etc etc
I will NOT be undertaking any custody work in the future.
I work with teenagers frequently and have a lot of experience of working alongside student support services in the local Grammar and Comprehensive schools. I work with teenagers who are excluded, county lines and mental health issues. I tend to have a good rapport with teens. They open up to me as I am very honest, bring humour into sessions and am quite normal, whatever normal is !
I also work with Counselling students who need personal therapy alongside their course. For this I do a discount.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2
Other specialist courses undertaken;-
Psychology Of Addictions
Women in Danger
Sudden death of a child
Training the Soldier
Rape & Sexual Abuse
The Psychology & Neuroscience of Children & Teenagers with Dr Margot Sunderland
A single session integrated approach by Professor Windy Dryden
I have worked at Rethink Mental Health Charity and have also worked in a NHS Doctors Surgery. I now work in my own private practice.
I am also a Reiki & Reflexologist Practitioner and run this practice from my home also.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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Adults £45 for one hour session
Under 18's £35 for one hour session
I charge £50 for couples
Student Counsellors email for details
I offer one-to-one, once-weekly sessions on a short term or long term basis, depending on your needs. I work in Kingsdown, Nr Deal.
My work mobile number is 07515 704904. All calls are treated in strictest confidence.
Otherwise you can email me on email@example.com
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 9-8
Types of client