Kirsty Allen

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Adv Dip Couns MBACP (Accred)
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Nr Deal, Kent, CT14
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About me

I am an Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I have run my own private practice for 13 years and have worked for various charities, primary and secondary schools.

The relationship between myself and my clients is the MOST important factor of the work I do. I am very down to earth with my approach.

Your first appointment is where we can get to know each other, establish a rapport and identify the main issues you want to address. 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 personal issues you may not have ever shared with another human being.

Subsequent sessions and their frequency will depend on your needs. I am not a counsellor who makes you sign up to a certain amount of sessions. I work uniquely with each person. Some people see me once a year, some come every week, it all depends on what you need from me.

My work is confidential and non judgemental. I have experience of a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression,  LGBTQA+, couples and low self esteem.

I work frequently with the LGBTQ+ community.

I work with teenagers often and have a lot of experience of working alongside student support services in the local schools. 

I also work with counselling students who need personal therapy hours for their course. For this I do a discount listed in my fees below.

I am a Counselling supervisor and my fee is listed below. I am on the supervisor part of this website for more information on how I work.

I am also an Outdoors therapist and counsel one to one in outdoor walking sessions. This is very popular and a lot of people benefit from walking and talking.  These sessions are the same as how I usually work, but set on outdoor walks. I find walking helps clients process thoughts easier and also walking side by side helps some clients discuss difficult issues rather than face to face in a chair.

If you cannot get to me, or for convenience I also offer online or telephone.

I work for Private Health Companies and Support Line for members of the NHS and KCC Employees

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Member of BACP
  • Registered member of BACP
  • BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
  • CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
  • CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2
  • CPCAB Counselling Level 1
  • Birkbeck University of London Addictions Yr 1

Other specialist courses undertaken;-

  • Outdoor Counselling
  • LGBTQ+ Counselling
  • Defining Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Pink Therapy/Gay Affirming Therapy
  • Psychology Of Addictions
  • Women in Danger
  • Bereavement
  • Sudden death of a child
  • Anger Management
  • 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,EKRCC and have also worked in a NHS Doctors Surgery. I have worked in a  Girls Grammar and I work one morning a week in a primary school.  I run my own private practice and have done for 15 years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Specialise working with the LGBTQA+ community 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coming out later in Life
  • Couples 
  • Trauma
  • Supervision 

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Fees

£45.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Adults £50 for 50 min session
  • Under 18's £45 for 50 min session 
  • £70 for couples for one hour session
  • Student Counsellors £40 for 50 min session
  • £50 Supervision for one hour 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I work face to face, outdoors walking, online and telephone 

I work with an integrative approach which leans heavily towards psycho dynamic
I have a special interest in couples, attachment theory and the LGBT community 

Short term or long term basis, depending on your needs. You can email me via the contact form.

Kingsdown, Nr Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have three steps which lead up to front door There is parking on the driveway for your car. Please park in front of the house

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an integrative accredited Counsellor and Supervisor I work face to face, Online and Telephone I have my Private Practice for 15 years

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Kirsty Allen
Kirsty Allen