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Hello,

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 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 have had the vaccine.

My offices are based in Ealing Broadway, W5 and I have a garden office in Hanwell, W7.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Personal development
  • Anxiety
  • Low confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Aging/ Menopause
  • holding boundaries

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling:

All my sessions are weekly and are 50 minutes in length.

£60 per session - Face to face & Online

Availability

I am available Mondays to Fridays.

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

71-75 Uxbridge Road
London
W5

London
W7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

My office is on a ground floor and has wheelchair access.

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Kirsty Birnstiel - Counsellor

Kirsty Birnstiel - Counsellor