Kirsty Walton BA (Hons) MBACP
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I am a qualified counsellor with experience supporting clients in a range of settings. I am committed to delivering person centred support that aims to empower individuals within their lives. I possess an in depth understanding of the British Association for Counselling a Psychotherapy (BACP) Professional Conduct and Ethical Framework and apply such standards in interactions with clients.
I am passionate about what I do and I truly believe in the process, the value, and the uniqueness of the therapeutic relationship. I also feel privileged to have accompanied, and continue to accompany people on their journeys.
I currently work in Private Practice offering one-to-one therapy
I have previously worked for The Carers Support Service and The Young Persons Support Service (YPSS) offering support to service users with a variety of concerns. This included issues of abuse; sexual, psychological and physical, attachment, loss, bullying, esteem issues, ambiguous grief and complex trauma.
Research suggests that the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Feeling that you can trust and share your inner-most thoughts and feelings with your therapist is extremely important and I hope that our initial session together will help to assist you in deciding if my approach and style of counselling is the right fit for you.
I work in a professional, confidential, understanding, empathic and non-judgemental way creating a safe and trusting environment for you to explore your issues whilst respecting your autonomy. For many people this new experience in itself allows for a better understanding enabling you to take steps along a journey of self-discovery and to a greater level of self-awareness, empowerment, personal development and personal freedom.
Life can be overwhelming and there are times when it can feel impossible to deal with the challenges it brings. Childhood abuse, neglect, bullying, obsessive and/or intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, toxic relationships, relationship break ups, trauma, stress, these are all extremely distressing and many people struggle to overcome these incredibly painful experiences on their own. Counselling offers you the opportunity to make sense of, and explore, at your own pace, any issues that may be impacting your life and/or relationships within a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Clinical Skills in integrative Psychotherapy: 2019-Present
MBACP Certificate of Proficiency March 2020
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies, First Class: 2016-2019
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 30-minute 'meet and greet', if following this, you wish to continue with therapy, subsequent sessions will be £40 per hour.