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Gloucestershire Counselling Psychologist:

CBT and Counselling in
Gloucestershire

Providing client-centred, evidence-based practice with your goals at the heart of the therapy. Drawing on years of experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Couples Counselling for Depression and Psychodynamic Therapy.  


Dr Kirsten Kitson is a Counselling Psychologist who is chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and holds full membership to the BPS division of Counselling Psychology. She holds full accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) who promote high quality CBT practice and is in the process of completing accreditation with the Tavistock who oversee the Couples Therapy for Depression training. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and holds a doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She also has honour degrees in both Psychology and Criminology & Fine art.


Presenting problems including and not limited to:

+ Stress & Generalised Anxiety Disorder
(GAD)
+ Depression & Low Self Esteem
+ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
+ Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD)
+ Social anxiety
+ Health Anxiety
+ Panic
+ Phobias
+ Eating Disorders
+ Substance use
+ Relationship difficulties
+ Bereavement & Loss
+ Work and Career problems
+ Anger
+ Self harm

Kirsten draws on a range of therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Couples Counselling for Depression, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy; working from a relational stance. Kirsten has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including the NHS, HM Prison service and in the voluntary sector. This has involved the short, medium and long-term treatment of problems of varying severity. Kirsten has specialised in depression and anxiety disorders, substance misuse and eating disorders but also works with a wide range of presenting problems.


Dr Kirsten Kitson DPsych Counselling Psychology, C.Psychol (BPS), BABCP Accredited, Tavistock Accredited, MBACP, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BA (Hons) Criminology and Fine Art.