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About me

There are times in life we face challenges we don't know how to deal with. Counselling can help you face those challenges and make the changes you need.

Sounds too good to be true? I've helped hundreds of clients work through problems and go on to live lives they hadn't thought possible - often after feeling hopeless and ready to give up. You deserve to live life how you want - free from what’s holding you back and with a little happiness thrown in :)

I’m an experienced counsellor offering a professional, friendly and accessible counselling and coaching service in Cardiff, UK and online. I offer flexible appointment times (including evenings and Saturday mornings). For more details see my website at www.kirstymcgovern.co.uk

I’ve been working with people for over 15 years (see below for my experience) and I now work full time in my private practice. If you’re struggling, I’d like to hear from you.

For more info, please contact me for an informal chat. I offer a free, no-obligation 30 minute consultation session (either in person, online or over the phone) where you get to interview me and see how counselling could help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post-graduate certificate and diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I've been a member of the BACP since 2009 and achieved accreditation in 2013.

I've counselled with the following organisations:-

New Pathways Charity – with clients affected by rape and sexual abuse.

The Cardiff Alcohol and Drug Team (CADT).

The Employee Counselling Service with Cardiff Council.

As a Student Counsellor at the University of South Wales.

I've also led a support group for NAPAC, working with adults who experienced abuse in childhood.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

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Additional information

£55 per session.


Weekdays until 7pm and Saturday mornings.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


Kirsty McGovern

Kirsty McGovern