Victoria Kirby MSc, MSc, BA(hons), MBACP

Victoria Kirby MSc, MSc, BA(hons), MBACP

About me

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I see clients in East Dulwich and London Bridge.

How counselling can help you:

I can help you to work towards understanding and accepting yourself, whilst also exploring ways to implement healthy changes. Together we will increase our insight and awareness into the way you feel and act. This process will enable you to have more control over your thoughts and actions, as well as strengthening the way you relate to, and connect with, other people.

The way I work:

I combine psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural techniques. If we decide to work together, we will begin by establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. I will listen to you with empathy and respect. I offer a safe, confidential space, in which you can express your most challenging thoughts and feelings, without fear of being judged. We will explore how your life experiences have shaped the beliefs, thoughts and assumptions that you have about yourself and the world. Our deepest held beliefs often sit outside our conscious awareness. As you become more aware of them you will have the opportunity to update, or let go of, those which are no longer serving you. This will allow you to change current thought-patterns and behaviours.  As well as working with you on issues that are affecting you in the present, I will teach you strategies to use in the future.

About me:

I trained at Greenwich University to master’s level (MSc) in Therapeutic Counselling; before this I studied psychology at degree level at the University of Newcastle (BS, hons). I offer long and short-term therapy, supporting clients with anxiety, depression, family issues, identity struggles and difficulties with self-worth and self-esteem. As well as offering private work, I work for a large London teaching hospital, where I see clients, and coordinate a small specialist NHS counselling service. I specialise in Sex and Relationships therapy, in which I support clients with relationship issues, anxieties around sex, issues with drugs, alcohol, compulsive sexual behaviour and pornography use, matters relating to sexuality and adjustment to health diagnoses. I also write and deliver Relationships and Sex Education Programmes for young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Therapeutic Counselling, University of Greenwich

MSc Public Health, Leeds Metropolitan University

BA Honours Psychology University of Newcastle

I have completed a number of evidence based trainings on Mindfulness including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) training.

I am in the process of completing a Mindfulness-based somatic (body) psychotherapy training in order to become a certified Hakomi practitioner.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 assessment sessions

£50 day times

£60 evenings

Maps & Directions

London, SE22
London, SE1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I see clients from 8am, and in the afternoons and evenings, Monday to Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults