Kirsty Birnstiel - Counsellor
Are you suffering from anxiety or are you feeling depressed? Are you struggling with relationship issues? Do you suffer from a lack of confidence?
Sometimes in life we get to a place where trying to cope on our own feels just too hard and lonely - be it anxiety, pain about a relationship or feeling a loss of self-confidence. You don't have to cope on your own. Counselling can make a real difference in how you feel and help you to figure out how to move forward and start living a more fulfilling life.
During this pandemic I offer counselling via Zoom or should you prefer, I also offer a limited amount of face to face counselling in my private practice which allows 2m distance between my clients and myself. Masks can be worn within communal areas of the building and I offer antibacterial hand gel.
I work with clients on a short to long-term basis. I offer counselling for a variety of problems including:
Affairs and betrayals, Anxiety, People pleasing, Assertiveness, Low confidence, Relationship issues, Depression and Low-mood, Bereavement and loss, Personal development, Pregnancy difficulties, struggling with boundaries and bullying.
I am told that I am warm and easy to talk to - whatever we talk about is confidential and our sessions are a safe space for you to talk about what gets in the way of your happiness and leading a fulfilling life.
Please get in touch today if you would like to arrange to have a free initial conversation about what you are looking for. This gives you the chance to see if the support I offer would be useful to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered member MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London.
I have experience of working within charitable organisations including MCPS (Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services), The Counselling Partnership as well as Ealing Abbey Counselling Services.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal development
- Low confidence
- Aging/ Menopause
- holding boundaries
All my sessions are weekly and are 50 minutes in length.
£60 per session - Face to face
£50 per session - Online
Concessions offered for
I am available Mondays to Fridays.