Dr Kirsty Bilski

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PhD, MA, MA, MBACP (Accred.) FHEA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea, SA7 9EH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

As a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and Qualified Supervisor, I offer supervision to counsellors and allied professionals working with adults or children and young people. I have an MA in Consultative Supervision as well as an MA in Counselling Children and Young People and extensive experience working as a school based counsellor in Wales.  I also completed a PhD with University of South Wales 2022. I welcome opportunities to facilitate group supervision as well as supervising on an individual basis. I am a Director of The Way Forward Centre for training and professional development and offer training to counsellors and psychotherapists as well as CPD opportunities. For information on training available please visit www.wayforwardcentre.com


My approach to supervision is aimed at helping supervisees to work at relational depth with their clients. I pay particular attention to the quality of the relationship and the transferential material available both in and out of awareness. I consider our unconscious experiencing to be of particular significance in how we develop relationship and manage each therapeutic encounter. I offer a comfortable and calm space which is sensitively held, and aim to help new counsellors develop their skills safely and ethically whilst also working with more experienced therapists as a sounding board for continued development and practice awareness. My work is guided by BACP Ethical awareness and I keep up to date with developments in lawful process and practice procedures. I am an integrative therapist and use a wide variety of counselling theory to inform my practice including Person Centred, Gestalt, Existentialism, Social Constructivism, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal and am developing towards more Pluralistic approaches. I am familliar with most of the approaches taught in universities including Lapworth & Sills and the RIM Model (Faris & Els Van Oijen 2012), I teach students Petruska Clarkson's five relationships. I am particularly creatiive in my approach to counselling and supervision, you would be welcome to use sandtray and various art materials in expressing your counselling experience.

I am sensitive to the fact that not everyone enjoys these approaches so it would be entirely up to you, purely talking through your experiences will be valued here too. However those that do enjoy creativity will feel very at home in this space. In my apporach to supervision I also draw from The 7 Eyed Model (Hawkins & Shohet 2012), The 3 step Model (Els Van Oijen 2013), and the Cyclical Model (Page & Wosket 2015).


I charge £80 per hour (£120 for 1.5 hours). I offer discounts for students enrolled on a recognised counselling courses or qualified counsellors who are working towards gaining their accreditation hours through voluntary work.


I have a wide range of experience working with clients of all ages from the very young to the more mature. My professional career has included supporting vulnerable adults experiencing housing need, the rehabilitation of adult survivors of serious mental health difficulties, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as those suffering from chronic or terminal illness. I have also worked with adults suffering from a full and diverse range of emotional difficulty including for example bereavement and complicated grief, anxiety and stress, work related iissues, womens issues, family problems (from the perspectives of both adults and children), sexuality and identity, and relationships Also: Bereavement & Loss, Anxiety & Stress, Depression or Low Mood, Chronic, Life Limiting or Terminal illness, Disability, Self Confidence & Self Esteem, Self Harm, Drug & Alcohol Issues, Identity, Sexuality & Gender, Physical & Emotional Trauma, Relationship Difficulties, Bullying or Harassment, Work Place Difficulties, Family Relationships or Difficulties, Attachment & Separation Issues, Behaviour Difficulties, Anger Management, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Pregnancy & Abortion, Female Issues, Body Image, Behavioural difficulties, Difficult Decisions, Life Changes, Personal/ Professional Growth, Independence & Developing Autonomy, Trauma, Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. This list is not exhaustive but gives an idea of the extent of my experienceAfter gaining substantial experience working with adults I then began working with a younger client group through volunteering for a children's charity based in Bristol. I then worked extensively across schools in Somerset followed by a move to South Wales in 2009 where I became a school based counsellor and continued to work in primary and secondary school settings. My work in schools came to an end in 2014 in favour of working privately with adults and children in the Swansea area, and commitment to further academic study.

For further information please telephone 07971 264251 or email: kirstybilski@wayforwardcentre.com


MBACP Accreditation - March 2012 BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists: Certificate Number: 025922

PhD University of South Wales 2022

MA Consultative Supervision University of South Wales 2015

MA Counselling Children & Young People University of South Wales 

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling  The Iron Mill Institute, Exeter  BACP Accredited

Foundation Degree in Heath & Social Care (Distinction)  Plymouth University Somerset College, Taunton 2005 with Counselling Skills (FdA)

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The Way Forward Centre, Suite 10, The Hub, Copper Court, Phoenix Way, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea, SA7 9EH

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The counselling rooms are on the first floor, there is a lift available for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility. The bathroom facilities would require some independent mobility to negotiate.

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Kirsty provides a well informed, encouraging, growthful experience focused on the client/ counsellor relationship & professional development.