Kitty Crossley. Couples and Individuals
I am a compassionate person-centred and relational counsellor who is able to listen and engage with you so you can explore whatever is causing you distress.
You will have the freedom to consider your thoughts and feelings in confidence, so helping you through any sort of crisis or life-changing event you might be experiencing in the present, or from your past.
My belief is that in making a good relationship inside the counselling room, you will find your interactions with the world outside will also be improved.
I can work at your pace; short or long-term. We can review our sessions at regular intervals to check on progress and desired outcomes.
I am registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a quiet and comfortable room with good access, situated on the edge of Stroud.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2008
Tavistock Centre, Certificate in Psychosexual Studies 2016
CRCT Diploma in Relational Couples Therapy 2017
City&Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training 2017
I am integratively trained and have been in practice for over 13 years, working with adults and couples, with issues such as:
loss and bereavement
fears and anxiety
I have trained to certificate level in psychosexual therapy to enhance my couples work, as sex and intimacy issues often present themselves in a relationship breakdown, and need to be talked through with confidence and sensitivity.
I have been committed to the 12-step programme through Al-Anon (a fellowship which helps friends and families of alcoholics) for many years. Although I do not work with active addiction I have a particular understanding of the effects of it in a family unit, and other close relationships.
I have more recently gained a teaching qualification and now teach on the Counselling Diploma course at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, in Stroud.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family members/friends affected by another's addiction
Twelve-Step Fellowship work
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Individuals: £45 for 50 minutes
Couples: £60 for one hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are just two shallow steps to get into the room, on an otherwise short, flat and straight path from the parking area.
Monday and Tuesday evenings. Wednesday and Thursday daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|