Kirsty Harrington

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Edinburgh EH6 & Glasgow G12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whether you find it hard to switch off from racing thoughts or have a critical voice in your mind that’s causing problems with self-doubt, motivation, or time management, I’m here for you. 

You might feel anxious, frustrated, or exhausted and your head might be full of "should do" and "must do" thoughts. 

If you feel like nothing's ever good enough, overthink whether you're getting things right, feel scared to try new things and put yourself out there, and feel like it's hard to meet the expectations despite how hard you're trying, I've got you.

I offer a friendly ear and a practical mind, and together we’ll work on strategies to address the root causes of your difficulties for you to become more effective at home and in the workplace. 

Perhaps you struggle with anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem or you're prone to people pleasing, bottling up emotions, perfectionism, procrastination, or self-criticism. 

Through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, I can help you understand yourself and your circumstances more fully, recognise and manage your emotions, reframe your thoughts, and communicate more effectively. Sessions are tailored to your needs and goals so that we work in a way that’s valuable for you.    

I know that therapy can feel daunting, I am friendly and calm and will create safe and secure sessions for you. Like with many things, the thought of doing it is usually scarier than actually doing it, imagine how good you'll feel afterwards.

Next steps:

The first step is to contact me to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation which is 20 minutes and is carried out by phone.

The initial consultation is a chance for me to hear what’s bringing you along to therapy and what you’d like to work on. I’ll explain a bit more about CBT and how I work, and I’ll answer any questions you might have.

After that, we can book in our first session to get your therapy started!

My working days are Monday-Friday 8.30am-7.30pm, I respond to emails during these times.

Let’s get started.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Since qualifying, I've provided therapy in community and corporate settings and with people from various cultural and religious backgrounds, and with people with long-term health conditions and disabilities.

My main areas of interest are working with issues surrounding perfectionism, overwhelm, self-esteem, anxiety, and stress. I often provide therapy for busy professionals, those who are in demanding jobs, or run their own businesses.

I engage in regular training and supervision, and I run a monthly book review on my website.

My hopes for you:

My hopes for your time in therapy are for you to feel seen, heard, understood, and supported. I communicate without complicated psycho-jargon, and I am friendly and calm. I go beyond listening, offering you gentle challenge so that you can re-evaluate thoughts and behaviours that may be keeping you stuck in your difficulties so that you can move forward.

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BABCP Accredited

Member organisations

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

  • Free no obligation introductory call
  • 50-minute full session (Zoom), cost £80
  • Payment is made by bank transfer ahead of each session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please note that face-to-face sessions are only available on Tuesdays.

Further information

Drop me an email to book your:

  • Free, no-obligation 20-minute introductory call
  • 50-minute full session

Check out my website for even more information:

  • https://therapywithkirsty.co.uk

121 Giles Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6BZ

Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Kirsty Harrington
Kirsty Harrington