Kirsty Whiteley BSc Dip MBACP
I have over 7 years therapeutic experience of private and organisational person centred counselling, and am a member of the BACP.
i completed my Diploma in Counselling at Joseph Pristley College qualifying me as a therapist, in 2011. I then returned to education at Leeds Becker University where I gained a BSc in Counselling and psychotherapy in 2014.
My early career started with ongoing training alongside 1 academic year of work with children aged 5-11 in a school environment providing 1:1 therapeutic interventions. My work there also included devising and delivering workshops to other staff members within the school environment to help gain and maintain relationships with other piers.
I have 3 years experience working with mild mental health issues within an organisation, with clients aged 18+ displaying/presenting issues such as, but not exclusive to:
Abuse – sexual, emotional and physical
I currently have my own private practice which is predominantly based in Barnsley.
1 of my passions is the work at Barnsley Rape Crisis Service’s where I have worked with clients aged 11-18 previously and currently clients age 18+ who have been impacted by sexual violence. I have approximately 5 years experience in this capacity and extensive additional training in this and similar fields.
For approximately 2 years I have also been working closely with a company to support gambling addicts, providing 1:1 and couples sessions for those impacted by addiction.
I am committed to providing a safe/confidential environment for all clients encouraging a good therapeutic relationship which allows clients to explore their thoughts and support them through there journey to understand and change their current life situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Level 4 - Counselling and Psychotherapy
BSc - Counselling and psychotherapy
Level 2 - drug awareness and its application
Helping children tell their story's
Making endings with children
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Safeguarding children and adults
Keeping children safe on the internet
Becoming culturally competent
Sexual trauma training
The impact of trauma on women's sexual relationship's
Paving the way: the adolescent brain
Safeguarding children from abuse by sexual exploitation
Trauma focused CBT
Young people effected by intimated partner abuse
Teenage brain development and engaging teens
Sleep - issues and impacts
Working with problem gamblers
Children's emotional wellbeing
1 year working within a school environment working with children ages 4-11, working with a wide range of issues including loss/bereavement, abuse and confidence/low self esteem
3 years experience working in mild/moderate mental health services aged 18+, working with clients experiencing mental health problems working with OCD, abuse, addiction, eating disorders, mental health
6 years working within a Rape Crisis organisation (2 years with young people aged 14-18), working with victims and family members of people who have been effected by sexual violence
Almost 2 years work with gambling addiction, working with people and family members who have been effected by gambling addictions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Initial Assessment 1 x hour £40
- One to one counselling per 1 hour session £40
- Couple's per 1 hour session £60
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday morning and afternoon appointments available. Limited Monday evening availability. Limited Thursday evening sessions available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am currently studying my post graduate counselling supervision training. .View supervision profile