Steve Kirby

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

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Biography


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 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

English

Currently Practice

Exclusively on-line.

Therapy Types

Integrative. Existential, Humanistic, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Qualifications

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.