Dr Kirsty Deas
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience within mental health services, I am extremely passionate about the work I do. I am committed to enabling individuals to live a more fulfilling life, by helping them move in the direction of their values and goals.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Southampton in 2011. This core training has laid a solid foundation for my career as a Clinical Psychologist and developing expertise. My Clinical Psychology training enables me to work flexibly, adapting a broad range of approaches to the needs of a variety of client groups including children and adolescents, adults of working age, older adults and individuals with learning disabilities. Since qualifying, I have specialised in working with adults. I have progressed to Principal Clinical Psychologist in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) where I work on a part-time basis, having started working for the NHS in 2003.
Most recently, I have been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Advanced Level Practice) specialising in psychosis from the University of Southampton.
The difficulties I work with are wide-ranging, and include (but are not limited to):
· Anxiety Disorders (e.g. phobias, panic, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety)
· Low Self-esteem
· Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas)
· Bipolar Disorder
· Emotion regulation difficulties
Throughout my career I hope to convey empathy, compassion and warmth, and provide a non-judgmental safe space for the individuals I see. My practice is evidence-based and integrative; I predominantly draw upon Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I use a person-centred style, tailoring my approach to the needs of those I work with.
When we first meet, I will ask you to tell me about the difficulties that give you a sense of ‘stuckness’. You may feel trapped in a vicious cycle, unsure how to break it. I will be guided by you to tell me what you want to get from therapy, and at what pace. This space is just for you. We both bring our own expertise to the therapy room; you bring your expertise of you, and I bring my expertise as a Clinical Psychologist. Together we can form an effective working partnership in understanding the difficulties, and move you forwards towards living your life more fully in accordance with what is important to you.
In addition to my clinical work, I am also pleased to be able to offer clinical supervision to professional colleagues. I have experience of supervising (and using the CTS-R), and have recently been invited to join the University of Southampton CBT Programme team as a Supervisor for trainees undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Advanced CBT starting in January 2020.
Professional Registration & Membership
· Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
· Chartered Clinical Psychologist, The British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology
· Full Accreditation with The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
I am registered with a number of health insurance companies, including Bupa, Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality, and Aetna.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment, Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Advanced Level Practice), University of Southampton
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments (specialising in Trauma), Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading
BSc in Applied Psychology, Cardiff University
My specialist training includes:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Joe Oliver & Eric Morris
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Training Retreat, Mark Williams & Melanie Fennell, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial Assessment appointment: £160 (an hour and a half)
Therapy sessions: £100 per hourly session (50 mins of therapy and 10 minutes administration)
The location of my clinic is at Worting House, Church Lane, Basingstoke, RG23 8PX.
There is a car park on site, if needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays: 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesdays: 9am - 2.30pm
Thursdays: 9am - 4.30pm
Types of client