Steve Kirby

Specialist in Depression • Stress • Anxiety • Sexuality • Self-Esteem • Substance Misuse • Addiction • Bereavement and Loss • Work-Life Balance • Anger Management • Relationship Issues



I have been practicing as a therapist for 20 years; working initially with substance misuse within a community addictions programme. I then spent three extremely challenging but rewarding years working in a residential drug and alcohol rehab. I have also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care, in a GP surgery and for two years taught on an undergraduate counselling course at the American University in Richmond, Surrey. For the past twelve years I have worked part-time in a psychiatric hospital, providing both individual psychotherapy and running therapy groups on both the addictions programme and the general psychiatric programme. Alongside this I have developed and maintained my own private practice.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, music, cinema, running, travel and cooking.

Member of

BACP Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred)

Approach to treatment

I believe strongly that clients have within them the likely solution to their problems and often simply need a little help/support in moving in the right direction. Having said this sometimes the problems can be so all-consuming or deeply entrenched that we struggle to see beyond the present circumstances. In such a situation my initial strategy would be to support the client in getting a clearer sense of the issue/s and to then explore potential solutions or strategies to either resolve or better manage the situation.

Languages spoken


Currently Practice

Exclusively on-line.

Therapy Types

Because of my training is a number of different approaches I am able to work in several different ways in order to figure out with the client the best 'fit' for them. Together we will decide what is the best approach to resolving your issues.


. Certified Cyber Therapist (2017)
• Post-graduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy (2015)
• Masters in Existential Psychotherapy (2003)
• Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (1998)

Demographics of Focus

I work with adults of all ages, both male and female.