Kirsty Birnstiel

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    How I can help you

    My name is Kirsty and I am a qualified counsellor/therapist.  I offer a warm, empathic and safe space for you to explore and develop a greater understanding of your issues.  My aim is to support you and hep you to overcome and cope with difficult periods in your life.

    As a person-centred counsellor the client/therapist relationship is at the heart of the work.  I will engage you in a reflective dialogue, with the intention of helping you to develop awareness of problematic patterns of thought, feelings and behaviours that cause your suffering  We work at your pace and collaboratively.  My role is not to offer advice but to listen to you and assist you to find your own way.

    If you would like to meet face-to-face for a counselling sessions,  I am based in the heart of Ealing Broadway.  I offer Mondays and Tuesday evenings and all daytimes during the week except Thursdays in Ealing W5 (£40 per session).  All my sessions are 50 minutes long.

    What to expect

    If you are new to counselling it can feel like a nerve-racking position to put yourself in and it is understandable that you may feel nervous and uncomfortable the first time we make contact.  Crucially it is very important to find the 'right fit' in terms of counsellor in order to feel it is ok to be vulnerable and to feel accepted for who you are.

    Therapy provides a confidential space, time and support for you to explore how you are feeling, what is important to you and how you might possibly enrich your life more.  By doing this hopefully it will relieve the pain that you are in and you will move towards feeling more secure and happier!

    About me

    I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and am professionally supervised.  I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London. 

    The reason I entered this profession is because of my own challenging life experiences.  I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to take that first step into counselling and the courage it takes.  It can be challenging and painful.  I found that to have the support and a safe space to talk to someone outside of family and friends made a real difference to my emotional well-being and was life-changing.

    • Location: London, United Kingdom
    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Depression
      2. Loneliness
      3. Low Self-Esteem
      4. Trauma
      5. Stress
      6. Sadness
      7. Bereavement
      8. Anxiety
      9. Relationship Issues
      10. Family Issues
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Person-Centred Therapy
    • Languages:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling
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