Steve Kirby

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    Trained in online therapy

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    • MA Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy

    How I can help you

    Hello and welcome.  It can be hard for us to acknowledge that we want or need help.  And then even harder to find the right person to talk to.  I believe that counselling and therapy are primarily about change. My aim is to help you figure out what it is that's not working for you and what you might want to do about it.

    If you already know what the issue is then I can help you figure out your next steps or goal.  If you are unclear about what the problem might be, then I have the skills to help you clarify this and then decide where you wish to go next.

    What to expect

    I provide both ongoing and short-term therapy.  If following the free 15 minute session you decided to book a full 50 minute session with me,  I would see our first appointment as an opportunity for you to specify your goals, so that we are both clear about what you want to get from the process.  I am trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches.  This enables me to adapt my way of working to the particular problem and personality of each client.  For example, some people work in a very focussed and structured way.  Whilst others prefer a more leisurely exploration of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

    About me

    I have been working as a therapist for about 17 years.  I have specialist training and experience in addiction, depression and anxiety, stress management, relationship breakdown, bereavement and sexuality.  I have worked for many years in a psychiatric hospital, working with people experiencing a diverse range of issues and life events. More recently I have trained and worked with trauma.  I am also very interested in attachment and relationships.  In addition to working full-time as a therapist I have also worked part-time as a trainer and tutor on counselling and mentoring programmes.

    I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

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