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Kirsty Hutchinson BA (Hons), Dip.Couns (Accred), MBACP

Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear, NE26 2TE

About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, registered with the BACP.  I currently work in education, private practice and for a charity funded organisation. I also have many years of experience working with young adults.

I am a relational counsellor with a strong belief in the process of therapy. I work in a person-centred manner but am trained in a number of different models, including Transactional Analysis and Counselling for Depression. I have experience working with a range of issues including, anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and loss. I tailor my counselling approach to suit the needs of the individual.

I believe I have a warm and approachable nature, and as a counsellor I strive to be encouraging and supportive to all of my clients. My core belief is that the relationship can aid recovery as much as the therapy itself.

Counselling can help you to process and manage difficult times and feelings, as deep and as far as you want to. It can help to find a way out of your lowest points and develop confidence in facing challenges and experiences.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to explore how counselling may be able to help you or if you would like any further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Northern Guild for Psychotherapy).

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical frameworks. I hold a Data Protection Certificate and an enhanced DBS.


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (BACP Accred)

IAPT Counselling for Depression

Certificate in CBT for Anxiety and Depression

Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

BA (Hons) English Language

Member organisations


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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute individual session (Face to face/Zoom/phone).

£30 per 30 minute Zoom/phone counselling session.

Reduced rates for NHS staff looking for support during the Covid-19 crisis.


Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm Sat 10am-1pm

*currently I am able to offer daytime appointments from 2pm.

Azure Therapy
252 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26 2TE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Other arrangements available.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Kirsty Hutchinson BA (Hons), Dip.Couns (Accred), MBACP

Kirsty Hutchinson BA (Hons), Dip.Couns (Accred), MBACP