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About me

You, like many of us at some point in our lives, maybe struggling and feel you need a bit of support.

It might be that something has happened that's shaken up your world, and you need to adjust. Or perhaps you have decided you want to make changes. In either case, this can be a pivotal time in your life. It's a sign that it's time to step back and take a deeper look at your real needs.

You may be experiencing powerful feelings that are hard to manage - for example, you may be feeling low, depressed, angry, anxious, ashamed, jealous or lack confidence/self-esteem. This could be in response to something that's happened or may have come out of the blue.

If you would like to talk it over with a counsellor, I am skilled, non-judgmental, and offer a safe and respectful environment where we will work together as a team. I can help you become free from destructive patterns of thought, habitual behaviours, help you ease your worries, manage your emotions, alleviate anxiety, stop rumination and assist you in moving positively forward and achieving your goals.

Reaching out is hard, so let me help

I understand that it can be difficult to reach out and the variety of support on offer is often confusing. I want to help you feel comfortable and supported. So if it’s easier to drop me a note by text or email, please feel free. Next, I will arrange a free no-obligation consultation held online. You can choose to have a video or voice-only consultation, and I will do my best to help you feel at ease. I will ask a few questions and you can talk about your issues in complete confidence. From this consultation, we can get a feel for working together and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Where I work

My practice is online via a secure, safe platform which means I can work anywhere in the UK. I also have limited face-to-face and walk and talk sessions here in Belper Derbyshire, depending on Covid restrictions. I offer a kind, welcoming, and encouraging space where you can talk through whatever is troubling you.

Contact Me

To book your free no-obligation consultation, drop me a text or email me:

Text: 07923 348409

Email me

Training, qualifications & experience

Kitty Schwichiski BA (Hons) MNCS (Accred)

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip Psy C

Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Couples Counselling CPD
Professional Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Diploma
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm CPD certificate
Specialist Trauma training with Dr David Muss
CBT focused Mindfulness with The British Academy of Mindfulness
Radical Acceptance Training with Dr Tara Brach
Specialist Depression Training with Human Givens Institute
HNC Creative Expressive Therapies (Healing Arts)
Yoga Teacher Diploma
Sports Therapy Diploma
Certificate in Diet and Nutrition
Clinical Holistic Honours Diploma in Complementary Therapies

I have worked in well being and mental health for three decades, within the NHS, for Derbyshire County Council and privately including the role of therapeutic lead within a secure mental health unit. I have helped individuals with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem weight problems and more. I have regularly undergone continuing professional development to keep my skills and qualifications up to date, therefore I am trained and experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, therefore I will work sensitively with you to uncover and solve problems at their root. I can help you resolve a wide range of problems and concerns that might affect your ability to live a full and enjoyable life, helping you achieve a new sense of well-being and inner calm, in a natural and healthy way.

I have experienced life's ups and downs, from early trauma, caring for a child with special needs, relationship breakdown, being out of work, and starting again in mid-life. At times, I have undergone therapy which I've always found to be a transformative experience, and it was my own experience of therapy that led me to train as a therapist. Therefore I understand it can be hard to reach out and daunting to ask for therapy. That is why I offer completely non-judgmental support in an empathic and sensitive way. Please reach out, I look forward to helping you meet your needs and offer a no-obligation free 1st session.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£40.00 per therapeutic hour

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

11am- 7:30 pm Mon-Thursday

1-6pm Friday.  Saturday and Sunday afternoons by request

Further information

Working online

Derbyshire
DE56

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Working online to UK clients

Online platforms

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Kitty Schwichiski - Specialist in Anxiety MNCS (Accred)

Kitty Schwichiski - Specialist in Anxiety MNCS (Accred)