Kristin McCarthy, MA, Dip (Couns), MBACP
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist. I work with diverse clients on their own unique issues. I am experienced in working with loss, parenting and relationship issues as well as more specialised concerns related to infertility and pregnancy.
I have offices in Wandsworth (near Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town Stations) and another office near Waterloo Station. I also work on-line for a reduced fee.
As an integrative therapist, I use a range of approaches and models. This enables me to personalise my approach to your individual needs. I work relationally which means we work as a team to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with.
Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past and to explore ways to improve your relationships.
I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what is really important to you. Our sessions should help you gain further insight into who you are and how you want to live your life.
I work with clients from a range of diverse backgrounds and varying personal situations. I offer both short and long-term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling Skills from the Mary Ward Centre.
I also hold an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a counsellor for Parent and Carer Counselling Service, London Borough of Camden and work in intake for the Children, Young People and Families Service at The Tavistock and Portman, NHS Trust. I have also worked as a counsellor for City Pregnancy and Counselling Psychotherapy, London.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
• childhood issues and living with bad memories from the past
• homesickness and expat identity
• problems related to specific life events.
£50 for 50 min session on-line (via Zoom, Skype or What's App) or £60 for 50 min session Face- to-Face. Reduced fees are available for NHS Staff and counselling students.