Kirsty Yeoman

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Plymouth, Devon, PL9
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About me

I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and an acceptance and commitment therapist (ACT) and member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).

I have fourteen years’ experience of working in mental health services. I have extensive experience of working with young people and adults with depression and anxiety disorders.  This includes low mood, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, health anxiety and long term conditions.

I draw on a range of cognitive and behavioural evidence-based therapies. My integrative approach places the therapeutic relationship at the core of the therapy. I offer help in the following areas:   

  • working with people who may find it difficult to be with their anxiety, painful thoughts and feelings
  • or who may have a critical perception of themselves
  • or can finds relationships difficult
  • or experience the world and others as unsafe.

My general approach and stance to therapy:

I provide a safe and confidential space and work respectfully with your difficulties. If you are unsure of where to start, or just feel stuck, my approach can help to develop a shared understanding of what shows up for you when things feel tough, and what makes moving forward seem difficult.  We can then decide together what may be helpful to focus on in therapy and tailor the approach to fit with you. 

What therapy sessions can involve:

  • learning more helpful and compassionate ways of relating to yourself, others and the world around you
  • focus on teaching you how to open up and make space for unwanted and difficult thoughts, feelings, images, memories and bodily sensations
  • help you to identify personal values and goals
  • help you to establish new behaviours which are guided by your values

What next?

If you would like a free 20 minute consultation to see if me or my approach could be suitable, please email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

2022 Advanced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Interventions (18 months course in progress) with ACT Now

2021 Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with ACT now

2021 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Beginners with Russ Harris

2021 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression and Anxiety with Russ Harris

2021 Working with Long Terms Conditions and Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Exeter University

2019 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies Practice (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Exeter University

2014 Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

2003 Youth and Community Studies degree BA (Hons)

Qualifications

2019 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies Practice (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Exeter University

2003 Youth and Community Studies degree BA (Hons), College of St Mark and St John, awarded by Exeter University 

Experience

Nine years experience of working in a mental health team supporting young adults with complex trauma.  I attended various trainings within this time, including an introduction to dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and worked within a DBT team.

Five years experience of working within a service specialising in the treatment of depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Fees

£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sliding scale: £50 - £70 per fifty minutes

When I work

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Plymouth, Devon, PL9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Kirsty Yeoman
Kirsty Yeoman