Kristen Bailey, MA (Counselling Psych), NCS Accred
I am an experienced and qualifed counsellor practicing in East London. I work from an integrated approach so I can ensure I am providing individualized care and support for the person I am working with. The most important thing to me is providing a warm, open and non judgemental space where the person can feel free to explore what they need to and move toward their own growth and healing.
We all experience pain that stems from those parts of ourselves or things we have gone through that have created immense shame. It is important to me to be able to provide the space where the person can feel safe enough to explore and share these parts of themselves and learn to bring and feel compassion toward these places and move forward.
I have been working as a counsellor for over ten years and have had success working with a broad range of people with different backgrounds, challenges and experiences. From 2009- 2016 I worked with young people aged 13-26 and parents in a substance use and addiction outpatient treatment setting in Vancouver, Canada. There I provided both one to one and group therapy and took on a leadership role from 2014-2016 before moving to London.
I Moved to London in 2016 and have been working as a specialist trauma counsellor with women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual or domestic violence. I continue to work with this organization alongside my private practice.
I have Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University where I gained knowledge and experience around utilizing Cognitive Behavioural Based Therapies, Humanistic Approaches and Psychodynamic Therapy. Since completing my Masters I have participated in training in Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based and Self Compassion Focused therapy and continue to prioritize professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Counseling Psychology
Bachelor's Degree in Child and Youth Counseling
Youth and family Substance Abuse Counsellor, Vancouver - 2009 to 2016
Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician Intern, Vancouver - March 2015 to December 2016
Specialist Counsellor, The Women and Girls Network, London - May 2016 to June 2018
Sexual Abuse Counsellor, Vancouver - July 2018 to February 2019
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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