MSc, BA (Hons), RegMBACP Accred
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Hello, a warm welcome to my page. I am Kirsty, a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist offering short, medium or long term counselling. People see me for many different reasons and understand it can be hard to share some parts of our lives with friends or family. You might know what you want to talk about or are not too sure where to start. You could have a life goal, be feeling in crisis, lost or something else altogether.
I work with people wishing to focus on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, bereavement, illness, loss, relationship difficulties, divorce, transitions in life, parenting, family, identity, work, spiritual crisis, gender and sexuality.
Therapy can be helpful at any point in your life. It can support you to build understanding, and insight to develop new ways to live. I offer a non-judgmental space to explore any issue you wish to bring. In my experience, it is rare to find a space to breathe and take time for yourself.
It may feel scary or overwhelming however, taking the first step to contact a counsellor is brave. Whatever your reason for looking for a counsellor, giving yourself the time to explore parts of life that may have been neglected or forgotten is a positive step.
What to expect in the first session:
We will arrange a time to meet at your convenience. I currently offer online therapy via Telephone or Zoom. The first session will last 50 minutes and is a chance for us to talk. You will be able to ask questions and experience what therapy is like. There is no obligation to begin counselling at this stage.
My Counselling Style:
I am warm, caring and interested in people. This means ensuring a non-judgmental, inclusive and affirmative space for you to explore whatever aspect of your life or experience you wish.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw from several schools of therapy to ensure I offer you a counselling experience that works with your need. At my core, I draw from creative and psychodynamic approaches. This means your story, thoughts and feelings matter. I do not work with an agenda or goal in mind, so what you would like to talk about will be the priority. I will be interested in how you feel and relate to yourself, others and the world around you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a therapist and trainer in counselling for over 18 years. I offer individual, couples and organisational psychotherapy, supervision and training. I have extensive experience in working with charities, education and community-based organisations.
Organisations currently and previously worked in:
East London Out Project (ELOP),
Charities to support people with homelessness, mental health and addiction issues,
Community counselling services.
Counselling training courses within college, University and charity settings
Some issues I have worked with:
Childhood related issues;
Covid-19 related issues;
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Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology (MSc),
Counselling (BA Hons),
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS Level 2)
Person-Centred Experitiental Counselling for Depression
I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) so you can be assured that my work with you will be in accordance with their strict codes of ethics and professional practice. I also have full insurance as well as an enhanced DBS check for adults and children.
I am dedicated to maintaining a high level of further training and personal development to ensure you are offered the best treatment.
- Psychoanalysis, Transgender and Sexuality
- Pharmacotherapy and Antidepressants
- Working with Complicated and Complex PTSD
- Suicide and Self Harm
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Neurodiversity and psychotherapy
- Long term and Complex PTSD
- Remote Psychotherapy
- Neurodiversity, ADHD and Autism
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I am registered as a BUPA therapist
When I work
Please call, text or email with your preferences for your counselling treatment
I currently offer Online and Telephone Counselling. Please feel free to call or email to discuss availability.