Kirsty Ball

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Therapeutic Counsellor, Reg MBACP, Dip. Couns, BA (hons)
Available for new clients
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Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Therapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (MBACP). I have my own private practice where I offer long and short term therapy in person to clients aged 16 plus from safe, confidential and comfortable therapy rooms in Henley on Thames.

First and foremost I am a relational therapist which means I place the client-counsellor relationship at the centre of the therapeutic work. My counselling style is very warm, empathic and supportive.

By taking an integrative approach to therapy, I am able to draw on a number of different counselling theories and techniques in order to meet my clients wherever they may be and support them in the best way possible for their particular therapeutic needs. This allows me to combine aspects of person-centred counselling which looks at how things affect us in the present with psychodynamic theory which involves making links with past events and relationships. Counselling is confidential and collaborative and clients always have full autonomy over the direction, pace and duration of their therapeutic journey.

I am experienced in working with a number of psychological and emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, panic, social anxiety, OCD and intrusive thinking, self harm and suicidal ideation and also in providing emotional support to clients with family and parental relationship issues and in navigating challenging transition and life stages. Alongside my practice I also work with a young persons mental health charity in Reading and have experience of working as a counsellor to young people in educational settings locally.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
  • I hold a L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA)
  • L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies from CPTA awarded by CPCAB
  • L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills from CPTA awarded by CPCAB
  • BA (hons) degree in French from the University of Leeds.
  • Experience working therapeutically in private practice, for mental health charities and in educational settings.
  • My background is in corporate communications having previously spent 15 years working as a press officer in the football and entertainment industries.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Chiltern House Business Centre, Chiltern House, 45 Station Road, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AT

Type of session

In person


Kirsty Ball
Kirsty Ball