Kirsty Turner - Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), CBT (BABCP), Supervision
Individual psychotherapy and counselling for Adults in Belper, Derbyshire.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to explore your life and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. It can help you connect better with others and find ways to live according to what really matters to you. It can support you to find new perspectives on areas you are struggling with and wanting to change.
You can begin therapy for a variety of different reasons and you may want to make sense of and work though specific issues you are struggling with.
I can offer you Integrative Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an approach to your therapy.
Integrative Psychotherapy draws on a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches to help bring change. It will help you explore the patterns from your past and current life that may be causing you difficulty. It can help you improve how you connect with yourself and others, and support you to find a sense of integration to your life. As a relational therapy, our therapeutic relationship will be central to helping support your growth.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an approach that helps to make sense of the thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours that make up our experiences. It supports you to use this understanding to begin to respond more helpfully, so that you can move forward in your life.
How My Service Works
All sessions are currently telephone or video. You can contact me by phone or email and we will arrange an initial assessment appointment. This session will last 1 hour and help us explore your issues, consider what you want from therapy and decide whether I may be able to help you.
If we agree to begin working together, therapy sessions will be weekly and last 50 minutes. We will agree what approach I will use and consider some therapy goals to guide our work. Throughout your therapy, we will review your progress and make any changes needed to help you move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and am registered with the UKCP. I completed a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in 2011. This degree included my own personal psychotherapy.
I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and am fully accredited with the BABCP after finishing a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT in 2013.
I work with adults in private practice and with young people in the NHS. I have a professional background working as an Occupational Therapist in mental health with over 10 years NHS experience.
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
I work on Thursdays and Fridays during the day (between 9:30am and 3pm). I currently offer telephone or video sessions.