Kirstin Bicknell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Kirstin Bicknell

Cambridge CB23
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Kirstin Bicknell, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Kirstin Bicknell

Cambridge CB23
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My Approach

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist there are a number of elements that therapy may include. The ones we use will depend on what you want to work on and your preferences. These can involve:

- Exploring how your past influences your present. What we see as children can lead us to make assumptions about the world that we sometimes aren't aware of. Knowing some of the reasons you feel the way you do can help you move forwards.
- Exploring what blocks you from doing the things that make you happy.
- Exploring current relationship dynamics and what you can do to make positive changes whether that be with your family, partner or friends.
- Working with past trauma in a safe, contained manner.
- Exercises and specific strategies for you to take away to deal with areas you want to address such as building confidence and self-esteem, decreasing anxiety etc.
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based techniques. Exploring negative thought patterns and using strategies to identify and change them.
- EMDR, the NHS recommended treatment for PTSD but can also be effective for troubling childhood memories, anxiety and depression.
- IFS (Internal Family Systems), I integrate this approach with EMDR. It's an approach about the different parts of ourselves including those exiled through trauma or protecting us in ways that may no longer be useful. It's useful if you don't feel like yourself right now as it gives ways of accessing your self again.

I'm currently offering weekly one hour long counselling and psychotherapy sessions either long term or over a short term period, (8 - 12 weeks).

For couples I offer relationship counselling providing a confidential space to work through relationship issues. This may be to build a stronger relationship, work through difficulties or to work with a relationship ending. I also offer EMDR with couples.

About Me

I'm an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist offering therapy that's right for you. I provide a supportive, confidential environment for individuals and couples in a private home office room for you to explore and work through issues you are facing. I'm based in Elsworth, which is easily accessible from the A14 and A428 and provide off street parking.

I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am DBS checked. As well as my private practice experience I did short term counselling through NHS GP referrals in Cambridge for 6 years.

My practice is inclusive of different belief and value systems, neurodivergence and gender and relationship differences.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Online Counselling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Cambridge Office

Cambridge CB23 4JJ

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Kirstin Bicknell

Kirstin Bicknell

Cambridge CB23

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