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Kirsty Allen Adv Dip Couns MBACP

Nr Deal, Kent, CT14
07515 704904 07515 704904
Nr Deal, Kent, CT14

About me

AM STILL WORKING THROUGH COVID. AVAILABLE ON SKYPE OR TELEPHONE or Outdoor Counselling (read details below)

Also working inside My counselling room as have two metres social distancing

My outdoor therapy is very popular with all clients especially teenagers


My name is Kirsty and I run my own private practice in Kingsdown. I have run my own practice for 15 years since leaving the NHS. My room is welcoming, quiet, comfortable, and conducive to the work of healing and change.

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 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 and 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, self harm, domestic violence, suicide, addictions,  and low self esteem.

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 have 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 they know I stick to confidentiality.

I counsel in a primary school one day a week

I also work with Counselling students who need personal therapy alongside their course. For this I do a discount. Please email me for this option.

I am also an Outdoors therapist and counsel one to one in outdoor walking sessions

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 talk about difficult issues rather than face to face in a chair.
I also run a FREE fortnightly walk and talk group

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of BACP
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2

Other specialist courses undertaken;-
Outdoor Counselling
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 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.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Adults £45 for one hour session
Under 18's £35 for one hour session
I charge £50 for couples
Student Counsellors email for details

Do not Attends will be invoiced as it is a session that could have been used by someone who needs it. Obviously this does not apply to illness and letting me know before a session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer face to face (indoors or outdoors), telephone or skype 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 greenkirsty1@yahoo.com

Kingsdown
Nr Deal
Kent
CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

I have three steps which lead up to my front door

Availability

Monday to Thursday 9-7

Friday 9-3

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families

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Kirsty Allen Adv Dip Couns MBACP

Kirsty Allen Adv Dip Couns MBACP