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The lack of confidence, the low self-esteem, the anxiety, the stress, the pressure from others, the expectations placed on your shoulders, the bullying, the relationship problems, the loss of your own identity - do you often ask yourself, when will it get better, when will I feel better?

As a young woman in her 20's I'm with you in the struggle of trying to get comfortable with who you are now, while thinking about who you want to become, and the stress of working out how to get from point A to point B while holding yourself together. But you don't have to go through it alone, you don't have to keep your thoughts and feelings bottled up, you don't have to suffer in silence.

Together we can explore your emotions, your thoughts about yourself and about others, your goals, your values, whatever it is that you need to work through. Life should be about more than surviving, it should be about thriving. There should be enjoyment and there should be fun, it shouldn't all be dark and grey. My aim through counselling is to allow you to let more light into your life.

Making the decision to start counselling is daunting, picking a counsellor can feel almost impossible. This can be a very overwhelming process and I applaud you for getting this far.

If you make the decision to work with me you will get a relaxed environment to explore the topics that you choose to bring. I will show you respect, understanding, and patience. I will provide you with the time and the space to speak freely and openly. I won't tell you what to do, ever, but what I will do is work with you to explore what is preventing your personal growth.

Sessions are 50mins-1hour.  All you need is a quiet space, a phone, and an internet connection. The first session I offer is a free, 20minute call to provide you with the space to ask any questions and for us to go over the counselling agreement. From there you can decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am primarily a person-centred counsellor but when needed I tailor my approach introducing different methods and techniques to find what works for you.

I have a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am also a BACP member and I follow their ethics and guidelines.

I work with 17years+. This is anyone and everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and cultural background.

I have four years experience primarily working with low self-esteem and low confidence in young women. I also have experience with anxiety, stress, grief, loss, relationship problems, childhood bullying, and family issues among other things.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- assertiveness and boundaries

- inner strength

- low self-compassion

Therapies offered

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

To start this process you need to be working alongside someone you are comfortable with and someone you trust. Therefore I offer a free 20minute introductory call so you can decide if I am the right fit for you. 

The following sessions are £40 an hour payable through bank transfer or Paypal. 

A reduced rate is available, please enquire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions take place over the phone or via video call on Whatsapp or Zoom. This allows you to participate in sessions from the comfort of your own home.

Further information

You are capable of more than you know, give yourself the opportunity to grow.

Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3

Manchester
M3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Kirsty Ferguson MBACP

Kirsty Ferguson MBACP