Kirsty Bunce

MBACP Counsellor

About Me

I have had over 10 years’ experience as a therapist, and my belief is that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too.

There may be lots of reasons why you are considering counselling at this time, you might be facing difficulties and worries in your emotional life, be feeling distressed and needing help with a specific issue, struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event or loss, or perhaps seeking a clearer perspective on your life, on making choices and on how to move towards a more positive future.

As your therapist I would never assume to be more expert on you than you are, yet at times it can be difficult to understand our own thought processes, responses and patterns.

I believe all people have the capacity and resources to grow and change. As an active and participative listener, and by offering gentle and respectful challenges I aim to help promote a better understanding of self, new perspectives, and life changes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CPCAB
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate in counselling children and young people
  • Certificate in counselling adult survivors of child sexual abuse
  • Certificate in Mindfulness
  • Certificate in Gestalt Therapy

I have experience gained in:

  • Private practice
  • GP surgeries
  • Oasis (addictions)
  • Schools
  • Rape Crisis (Domestic violence and abuse)
  • EAP (work place counselling)

I have successfully worked with clients suffering from the following:

Relationship breakdown, Bereavement, PTSD, Addictions, Historic abuse, Domestic violence, Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Eating disorders, Self-harming, Low self esteem, Work issues, Stress, Family issues, PND, Relationship difficulties, Personal Development, Chronic illness, Sexual issues, Anger, Stress, Trauma, OCD, Loss

I work in an integrative way, combining the relational principles of the person centred theory, with the psycho-education and challenges of CBT principles.

My role is not to advise you or push you into a particular course of action, or to judge you in any way.  Instead I will support you with the problems you are facing, help you identify the right course of action for you, help you develop a better understanding of yourself and others, and a better ability to manage stress and anxiety.

Memberships & Accreditations

  • $British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Birth and Bonding
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Parenting Support
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenagers and young adult support

Fees

  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees.

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