Kirsty Austin MBACP (Accred) TFT algo Dip Hyp GQHP

Kirsty Austin MBACP (Accred) TFT algo Dip Hyp GQHP



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About me

As an Accredited Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and TFT Tapping Practitioner I aim to provide a warm, accepting environment that is confidential and safe. Developing a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to facilitate self understanding, new insights and to help individuals find new ways of being.

Long & short Term Counselling

I have extensive experience working with a variety of issues while working short & long term. Working short term with Depression & Anxiety for NHS IAPT Services and working longer term with clients within my private practice and community counselling charities. I work with adults of all ages, adolescents and couples for relationship issues, anxiety, depression, panic disorder & panic attacks, phobias, work related stress, trauma & PTSD, exam stress, bereavement, anger management, confidence & low self esteem to mention just a few.

Counselling Approach

The Integrative approach focuses on the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. Developing a supportive non judgmental relationship so you feel safe to explore your thoughts and feeling while being understood with empathy is very important. As we are all individual and unique I tailor my professional skills to the client’s needs. Drawing on approaches such as: Humanistic, CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, TFT Tapping, Transactional Analysis (TA), Mindfullness, Creative Techniques, Hypnotherapy & relaxation techniques.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has many benefits, making changes within just one session, however, depending on your goal for treatment more may be required. This is a very enjoyable relaxing treatment.

What can you expect?

We will spend sometime discovering what you would like to work on through hypnosis, then I will talk you through a guided relaxation and visualisation, you will hear everything that I say to you and will be aware of your surroundings. While in this very relaxed state your subconscious mind is open to suggestion, so some very powerful work can take place. You will be in control throughout this process. This works well for many issues from anxiety, phobias, stop smoking, reduce weight and pain management, to mention just a few.

Thought Field Therapy TFT Tapping

This tapping technique works well with many areas of difficulty including: Anxiety, phobias, OCD, anger, fear, trauma, depression, addictions, self esteem and unhelpful dysfunctional thoughts & beliefs.

What can you expect?

While thinking about the area of difficulty, I will ask you to rate how you are feeling on a scale 0 - 10, then we will tap together on ourselves on areas of the face, upper body and hands. Once the Algorithm (tapping sequence) is complete, I will ask you to get back into the 'thought' and rate it once more. This is a very quick progress that can 'delete' difficult feelings of fear/anxiety/sadness for example, that are attached to a memory, experience or belief.


Barham, nr Canterbury

I rent a room in The Holisticentre that is situated in the beautiful Broom Park Golf & Country Park on the A260 just outside Barham. This tranquil setting is surround by peaceful gardens and park land, with free parking with easy access from the A2, Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover, Faversham and London. There is a good bus service running every 15 minutes between Canterbury & Folkestone with a bus stop outside the estate's entrance.

Goodnestone, Nr Wingham

My Therapy room situated in tranquil countryside, with easy access by car from all area of east Kent. Wingham 3 miles, Eastry 2 miles, Aylesham 3 miles, Sandwich 5 miles, Deal 8 miles, Canterbury 9 miles, Dover & Ramsgate 12 miles. 


I practice Meditation & Mindfulness for well-being and enjoy Art, yoga, walking, gardening, travel and extending my knowledge of counselling theories & psychology.
I am a Registered Accreditation member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and I abide by their ethical framework.

I attend regular Continuous Professional Development courses to add to my knowledge and expertise.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Theory & Practice of Integrative Counselling.
  • BACP Accreditation.
  • Thought Field Therapy Practitioner.
  • Couple Counselling.
  • Accredited Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

I have undertaken continuous professional development training in a number of areas, including:

Phobias, Panic Attacks, Anger & Rage, Eating Disorders,Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Post Natal Depression, Personality Disorders, Self Harm, Child Sexual Abuse, Alcohol & Drug issues, Domestic violence, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement & Loss, Art & Creative Play Therapy Techniques & Working creatively with clients.

Full Accredited Registered membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member of General Hypnotherapy standards council & General Hypnotherapy Register (GHSC GHR)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling  £40 - £45

Couples - £65

Hypnotherapy £45 - £65

Discounts for counselling students.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT4
Canterbury, CT3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme