Kirsty Birnstiel - MBACP

Kirsty Birnstiel - MBACP

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The Consulting Center
348 Poole Road
BH12 1AW

The Talking Hub
Suite 11, Central Chambers
The Broadway
Ealing Broadway
W5 2NR

I am unable to take further enquiries until 10-Sep-2018

07391 091774

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The Consulting Center
348 Poole Road
BH12 1AW

The Talking Hub
Suite 11, Central Chambers
The Broadway
Ealing Broadway
W5 2NR

07391 091774

About me

Hello and Welcome,

You might be looking for a counsellor to talk about a specific problem; maybe you are feeling anxious and stressed or maybe you are struggling with relationship issues.  Whatever you are going through - I would like to help.

I am a Poole and Ealing based counsellor in private practice and work with adults on a short to long-term basis.

When people are seeking therapy, it is usually because they are going through a difficult time in their lives and are feeling in need of help and support through this period.  I provide an accepting space for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings around your current issues and enable you to discover new ways to cope for the future.

Therapy is about you My role is to support you to find your own path.  We work collaboratively and at your pace.

  • Face to face counselling - appointments available within the week
  • Skype and telephone counselling offered
  • Home visits in the Poole and Bournemouth area

If you would like to know what it is like to work with me, why not arrange for an initial (no obligations) session?  Then we can meet and you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

Simply text/call 07391091774 or email me at

I work with clients with the following issues:

  • Abuse
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Cultural issues/integration
  • Depression and low mood
  • Difficulty relating to others
  • Loneliness
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Family difficulties
  • Lack of direction or feelings
  • LGBT issues
  • Stress
  • Aging/Menopause
  • Sexuality
  • Pregnancy/miscarriage difficulties
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Work related issues

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.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Low energy or mood
  • Self-hatred
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Childhood trauma
  • Lack of direction
  • Lack of feelings
  • Shame
  • Workplace issues
  • Sexual orientation
  • Integration/Cultural issues


All my sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Initial/ assessment session fee:

London: £25/ Poole £25

Sessions thereafter:

London: £55/Poole £45

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH12 1AW
Ealing Broadway, W5 2NR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair access is available in Poole only. Apologies for this.


I am available Mondays in Poole and Wednesday pm to Friday pm in Ealing Broadway.

Types of client

Older adults
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