Who am I? 

 

I firmly believe that within each of us lies innate potential beyond our imagination. Life can throw things at us that challenge, block or trigger us, requiring support to help us work it through. It’s not an easy journey, therapy. Worthwhile though (in my humble opinion) if you can find the right person to work with. I always feel honoured to walk alongside people as they unpack and explore their struggles at depths rarely reached in non-therapeutic relationships. Therapy offers a unique safe space to do this. 

My six-year masters training in London was long and deep and intense. Life-changing too. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, UKCP-accredited (UK Council for Psychotherapy and BACP-registered (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I’m currently doing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. 

Each setting I’ve worked in has shaped and continues to shape how I would work with you. Alongside private practice, I’ve worked in the voluntary sector; namely in the Grenfell community, a bereavement service and at Mind, the mental health charity. I have also worked for an NHS staff counselling service. Prior to life as a therapist, I worked in fundraising and marketing for national and international charities. 

Today, in Edinburgh, I am Practice Manager for a counselling service, I see clients privately, and I teach undergraduates and postgraduates. My research explores the intergenerational trauma of suicide in families. It’s a topic I’m hugely passionate about. 

© 2021 by Kelly Stewart