My name is Kirsty Coombs and I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and in private practice working from Islington and Hackney, Central London. I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may be of some help, whether you are just looking to have a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation or would like to consider longer-term psychotherapy.
Life can be challenging and we can all experience overwhelming and difficult emotions at some point. Stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, anger, self-esteem, loneliness, employment, obsessive thinking or behavior, life-changes are just some of the reasons why you might want to try psychotherapy. You may simply want to get to know yourself better.
My work aims to help you make sense of what you are going through, face some difficult thoughts and feelings, feel less overwhelmed by your anxieties and fears, and support you in making some choices and decisions in your life. I can provide a comfortable and safe place for us to meet regularly and work together to understand your particular situation or difficulties. You may just want a few sessions to think about what is going on for you or a longer time in therapy to explore present and past experiences.
Many people find it helpful to talk to an objective, professionally trained person outside of their family or circle of friends. Choosing the right therapist is important and involves finding someone you feel you can trust and work with. In my experience it is often the strength of the relationship between the client and therapist which is the best indicator of a good outcome.
I am a warm and reflective person, with a natural interest in people and their inner world. I combine intuitive understanding with my knowledge and experience and I strongly believe in the therapeutic power of a boundaried, empathetic relationship.
I originally undertook my professional training at WPF Therapy, considered one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for Psychotherapy in the UK, which is accredited by both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I am a member of the FPC (Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such fully comply with their ethical codes.
If you would like to book an initial appointment or ask any questions you are very welcome to contact me directly.