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About me

Hello and welcome to my counselling profile.

Hello, I am an experienced, professionally trained Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I provide weekly therapy sessions to individuals both online and in-person from my consulting room in Haggerston (E8), which is just a short walk from Haggerston Overground and the nearby Dalston Kingsland Overground station.

As a registered professional member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I work within strict professional guidelines and fully comply with the BACP ethical code.

I worked for several years within the NHS at the City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, and currently work in private practice full-time where I welcome anyone who feels that therapy may be of some help, whether you are just looking to have a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation or are considering longer-term psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can effectively help you to work through issues that are causing some concern or difficulty. Stress, anxiety, feeling low or depressed, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, repeated patterns, bereavement, self-esteem, work problems, life-changes are just some of the reasons why you might want to try psychotherapy. Or you may simply want to get to know and understand yourself better.

Many people find it helpful to talk to an objective, professionally trained person outside of their family or circle of friends. Choosing the right therapist is important and involves finding someone you feel you can trust and work with. In my experience it is often the strength of the relationship between the client and therapist which is the best indicator of a good outcome.

Whatever your reason for considering therapy, I provide a safe, confidential space where we can meet each week and work together towards better understanding the things that are on your mind and you want some help in thinking about.

You are welcome to contact me by telephone or email to discuss the possibility of working together, ask any questions that you might have, or to arrange an initial appointment. I will get back to you promptly and in the strictest confidence.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and my standard fee is £60.

I will respond to you in good time and all correspondence between us will be confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I undertook my professional training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for Psychotherapy in the UK and worked for several years within the NHS at the City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service.

LGBTQI+ affirmative.

I am a registered member of the BACP and, as such, I adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Additional information

£60 for weekly 50 minute appointment(s).

I reserve a limited number of places for people on reduced incomes.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Kirsty Coombs, Psychotherapist, PDip, BACP.

Kirsty Coombs, Psychotherapist, PDip, BACP.