Kirsty Bilski

Kirsty Bilski


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01792 720477
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Therapist - Swansea Enterprise Park

Swansea Enterprise Park SA7
01792 720477
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Kirsty Bilski , I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience counselling Adults, Children and Young people over many years. As an integrative I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to meet the needs of each client. These might include CBT or solution focused approaches for shorter term work, or counselling strategies aimed at achieving greater depth of understanding over a longer period of time such as person centred work, gestalt, psychodynamic, existential and transpersonal approaches for example. I am particularly creative and use sandtray therapy and art materials for clients who wish to express their stories more creatively. If you prefer just to talk, you will find my approach just as engaging and no matter what has brought you to counselling you will feel welcomed into this space. 

My career has included supporting vulnerable adults experiencing housing need and the rehabilitation of adults recovering from serious mental health illness. I have also worked extensively with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adults suffering from the impact of trauma experiences at work or through traumatic injury. As well as my commitment to counselling adults experiencing a wide range of emotional life challenges, I also work with children and young people. During my early career I provided counselling for a children's charity in Bristol, along with working with children and families in Somerset. This led to a significant move to South Wales to become a school counsellor, as part of the  Welsh Government School Based Counselling Strategy in 2009. 

Practice description

Through a unique blend of counselling approaches and therapeutic experience I aim to provide a deep relational opportunity to explore your challenges, it is important to me to make sure each client feels safe, valued and emotionally held. I work carefully to thoroughly understand your story from your perspective, with deep empathy and sound ethical and safe practice. 

My counselling rooms are extremely comfortable; a calm and peaceful space which offers plenty of room for creative art or sandtray therapy as well as traditional talking therapies. The building is situated opposite park land and a beautiful lake which offer additional space for reflection if required. There is also parking immediately outside. If you would like to discuss your individual situation please feel free to make contact with Kirsty in order to explore your requirements.  

I have completed a Masters Degree in Counselling Children and Young People and a further Masters Degree in Consultative Supervision. I am currently working towards iminently completing a PhD which is focused around adolescent therapy and change. For my commitment to teaching I gained a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) recognition in 2016. 

My first session

When you arrive for your first session I will talk with you about the counselling process, confidentiality and how we will work together. I will ask you for an overview of your reasons for attending therapy and we will work out what you would like to achieve through your therapy. I understand how difficult it can be to walk through the door for your first appointment. Through discussing what to expect in our sessions, I will help you to feel in control of the process and we will work out how to approach your specific needs together. If you decide to continue we will have a regular review, about every 6 sessions, to check on how you are doing and to adjust your therpeutic aims if required.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Trainer - Swansea

Swansea SA7
07971264251
Contact Kirsty for session rate.

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP accredited integrative therapist and supervisor. I have also gained Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) recognition in October 2016. 

I have been offering sandtray therapy training for the last 7 years. 

The Way Forward Centre for training and professional development is also developing a full range of CPCAB awards which will be available from September 2020

Sandtray therapy has been central to all my training including my two Masters degrees and also my PhD studies.

Dates for all training courses can be found on the centre website: www.wayforwardcentre.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Supervisor - Swansea Enterprise Park

Swansea Enterprise Park SA7
01792 720477
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited Therapist with an MA in Consultative Supervision. I provide supervision services to counsellors and psychotherapists of all levels of experience from those who are working towards qualification to those who have been working in their profession for very many years. I have experience in working with adults of all ages in a wide variety of settings as well as having worked full time as a school counsellor in both primary and secondary settings. I also have an MA in Counselling Children and Young People and have continued to study towards a Doctorate with the University of South Wales. Therefore I provide supervision to a wide variety of school counsellors and professionals working in an educational setting. 

I am also qualified to offer supervision to allied professionals such as social workers, nurses, psychologists, art psychotherapists, support workers, and those working within the emergency services or caring professions. It  has become more recognised that working within a health care setting or helping profession can be particularly emotionally draining, leaving employees open to compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and/or burnout. 

I provide a supervision setting which is relaxed, comfortable and peaceful. A haven where you will be met with deep understanding and sensitivity to your professional experiences. Where you can gain perspective on aspects of your working life and build coping strategies which can support you through some of the professional challenges you face. I have worked extensively with students too and offer a very supportive space where students can grow in confidence with their skills, and experience the opportunity for additional learning to compliment their professional development towards qualification. I have been a professional trainer for Coleg Gwent in Newport as well as lecturing on various courses for the University of South Wales in Newport.

Practice description

I primarily use the 7 eyed model (Hawkins & Shohet) approach to supervision, as well as the 3 step model (Van Ooijen) and the Cyclical model (Page & Wosket). I am particularly creative and regularly use sandtray in supervision, along with art materials and other creative resources.

I have a particular interest in the use of sandtray in supervision and regularly run sandtray training courses from the Way Forward Centre for Training and Professional Development. Sandtray approaches have also been central to my Doctoral Studies. If you enjoy working creatively with your clients then you may enjoy working creatively in supervision. 

I offer a gentle approach to supervision which will enable you to achieve deep insight into your relationships with clients and to feel held ethically and safely in the work. You will be assured of a non-judgemental and growthful experience of supervision, with the knowledge to support you through the most difficult of challenges.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited