Kirsty Webster (she/her) Founder and Director 

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu

About

I work with you to explore challenging experiences; thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be getting in the way of living the life you want to lead.

I’m a BACP qualified pluralistic therapist (MBACP) and Mental Health First Aid Instructor (SQA/FAA approved). My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, and I use a wide range of resources to offer my clients a therapeutic experience that matches what they need and feel is useful. I have a wide-ranging teaching background (PGDE), with additional support needs as an area of interest.

I’m genuine, empathic and caring, bringing a range of professional and life experience to my therapeutic work. I am interested in how I may help you as an individual, with respect for your unique life story.

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to help people and have been doing so in one way or another for the last 20 years. I followed a rewarding career path into teaching where I have been privileged to support learners from early years to higher education, finding most rewarding supporting those with additional needs – learning and emotional. Although enjoying my job, more and more I witnessed the need to look after our wellbeing is crucial for a healthy and happy life, including my own. Training and working as a therapist, I believe that this support can help people make a difference in their lives. It is a passion where I can continue to offer my professional and life experience to my clients, as well as an empowering and authentic therapeutic relationship they can benefit from.

Experience

In my career, I have worked with a wide variety of client groups within public, private and third sectors.  I have worked from 1:1 to large groups (and everything in between), in person and online.

I work with you to explore challenging experiences; thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be getting in the way of living the life you want to lead.

I’m a BACP qualified pluralistic therapist (MBACP) and Mental Health First Aid Instructor (SQA/FAA approved). My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, and I use a wide range of resources to offer my clients a therapeutic experience that matches what they need and feel is useful. I have a wide-ranging teaching background (PGDE), with additional support needs as an area of interest.

I’m genuine, empathic and caring, bringing a range of professional and life experience to my therapeutic work. I am interested in how I may help you as an individual, with respect for your unique life story.

Whilst work experience and qualifications are important, LIFE experience has taught me a lot. I expect my clients to also bring their own knowledge and skills we can use in our work too.

Training

Extensive Trauma Training

MSc Pluralistic Counselling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST)

Online Telephone Proficiency training for Counselling Accredited (ACTO)

Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Services Currently Offered