Kirsty Slack (Dip.Person Centred Counselling) MBACP.
I am a Person-Centred Therapist who offers a friendly, non-judgemental, safe environment for you to bring any issues / problems that you feel you need to address, helping you to explore and work through these together with myself.
My focus areas
I focus my work around loss and bereavement support, as well as other mental health issues or problems.
I offer a confidential, safe space where you are able to explore your important issues, in your own way and at your own pace. Whatever the personal challenge you are facing, I will be here to listen to you.
I focus on understanding your life experiences from your own unique individual viewpoint. I will respect your choices and decisions and if it is important to you, then it is important to me too.
My aim, as a therapist, is to walk alongside you, as you develop your self-awareness and reconnect with your belief in yourself, discovering new positive ways of being ‘you’ and making choices in your life, which you are happy and comfortable with.
I offer flexible appointments including evening and weekends, as I understand life can be hectic and sometimes we need therapy to be flexible and fit in with our busy lives too.
I offer appointments to suit you and I am here to support you in your times of need. I am based in S20 and other local surrounding areas.
My Background and Counselling Experience
I am a qualified person-centred therapist and a registered member of the BACP. This helps me ensure that the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy guides my practice. I attend regular and on-going supervision/consultative support for my work in accordance with professional requirements and to ensure that I am working with you to the very best of my ability. I have also completed the BACP certificate of proficiency.
My previous work has included work within the NHS, Mental Health Charities and also private sector organisations, in various paid and voluntary roles working with people from different backgrounds, ages and who have brought different issues that they need to address from family issues, probation / offenders, drug and alcohol and various mental health issues. This has all assisted in building my experience in working with the different problems that people may bring.
A small selection of the concerns, which I have worked successfully with are:
• Anxiety, depression
• Loss & bereavement
• Infertility, relationship issues, emotional abuse.
• Work issues
• Guilt / Anger
• Self-image and Self worth
• Isolation / Sadness
Regular and on-going clinical supervision / consultative support is central to my work.
Essential to maintaining good practice is my commitment as a practitioner to monitor my work and keeping up to date with the latest knowledge and responding to changing circumstances. This is to ensure that I am working with you to the very best of my ability.
Insurance & CRB Disclosure
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.
I hold an Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate.
What happens next?
Before a first 1:1, face to face therapy session, you can expect the following;
A free confidential initial phone call for you to see if you wish to work with myself and to ask any questions.
A confidential initial face to face therapy session, 1:1 where you can bring your concerns and any problems you wish to discuss and look at how many further sessions you wish to have. Consultation and further individual 1:1 therapy session fees are: -
Individuals (face to face) = £45.00
Per 50 minute face to face counselling session (subsidised fees considered).
Individual video / online call 1:1 session (if preferred) = Please Enquire
(Fee and suitability would be discussed as to if video is the best method for the therapy).
My private practice is located in a comfortable, private space within a community setting.
There are free car parking facilities available on site and around the surrounding area on the road.
Cash, BACS or Invoice payment arrangements are all accepted.
Get in touch
Please get in touch for a initial free phone call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Person Centred Counselling.
(MBACP) Member of BACP.
Experience in delivering Mental Health Awareness courses.
It has been invaluable to my continued professional development to regularly attend further courses/training events, in order to increase my knowledge and skills. Here is a selection: -
Loss & Bereavement support
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Introduction to play and drama therapy
Experience of working with a range of mental health issues including; depression, anxiety, loss & bereavement, hoarding, infertility, relationship issues, work issues, self and self worth etc.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Job loss
- Relationship issues
- Feelings of sadness or isolation
Free initial phone call.
£45.00 per 50 minute session.
Subsidised fees considered.
Concessions offered for
My focus is around loss and bereavement work, having personal experience of working through my own loss as well as additional training in this area to enable me to best help others.
Having worked in different organisations such as NHS and Mental Health charity's, I also have experience of working with a range of Mental Health issues that people may bring.