Hi, my name's Kyra. I'm a BACP registered Counsellor, Coach and Creative Therapist. I help adults, children and young people. I can help with depression and anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, recovering from childhood abuse, anxiety and panic attacks, and complex PTSD. I can help children recover from school bullying, especially in relation to special educational needs and disablities and I can support young careers, including the siblings of children with SEND. I also specialise in recovering from a range of addictions, You can find out more about my work here: www.tlctherapy.online
My style is integrative, and at it's heart, person-centred. This means we focus on you, a person, in a room with me, another person. I strive to help you understand your own needs better. I work at psychological depth. I offer a safe, confidential space, and expertise in psychology and psycho-education. You will find my therapy both gentle and challenging at times, to suit your needs. Additionally, my training in Arts Psychotherapy means we can use many different artforms as a helpful tool if you wish to.
Conversation is at the centre of my work, and I am trained and experienced in using many artforms as an additional therapeutic tool alongside dialogue.
As well as face to face therapy, I offer different types of online therapy, each has unique benefits. I offer therapy by Instant Messaging, Video messaging (via secure online platform) and therapy via phone. (These are not offered as 'substitute' therapies during Covid-19: I am fully trained and experienced in delivering these as therapies in their own right).
Both on and offline, my therapy space is a shame-free confidential environment where all are welcome and we work at your pace to reach your goals. For substance misuse counselling, we can work together whether you are abstinent or not, as long as your substance use is stable.
You can call, text or email me for an initial conversation about your needs, or to book a consultation. I am likely to be with another client, so please leave a brief message with your preferred method and time for contact, and I will get back to you within 48 hours.
(Neurodiverse clients struggling with addiction are very welcome at TLC & C. To find out more about my neurodiverse-specific clinical and consulting work please see Additional Information below).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered, fully qualified therapist.
Among other qualifications I have a PG Cert with Merit in Counselling and an Advanced Diploma from the leading London institute for Arts Psychotherapy and over fifteen years' experience of empowering people to move through addictions, childhood traumas, suicidal feelings and emotional difficulties.
I have worked on gang prevention projects, as Head of Enrichment and Welfare in a pupil referral unit, and as Lead Honorary Arts Psychotherapist for a leading national drug and alcohol recovery service. I am now a therapist in private practice at TLC&C, and am Co-Director of NeuroTribe UK CIC- a specialist practice that provides therapy for neurodiverse children, young people and families and Inclusion Consultancy in Disability & Mental Health for the arts.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inclusion Consulting (Disability & Mental Health)
Fees are usually £60 per hour and are offered on a sliding scale depending upon financial circumstances. Please see concession details or contact me to discuss.
Concessions offered for
For all addiction recovery and substance misuse work, or Creativity Coaching, go to www.tlctherapy.online for more info, or contact me using the options at the top of this page.
For my work with neurodiverse children, young people and parents, or issues specifically relating to ADHD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and SpLD, I run a separate, specialist join practice- NeuroTribe UK. Please find details of our work at www.neurotribe.uk, or call me on 01260541110 for details.