Kirstie Ashdown

Kirstie Ashdown


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07543 830193

Contact Kirstie

Therapist - London

London SE1
07543 830193
Sessions from £65.00

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About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a confidential and safe space where we can think together about what is troubling you in a non-judgemental setting.

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Life can throw unexpected and upsetting things at us and sometimes we find ourselves affected by events more than we expect. Psychodynamic therapy provides an opportunity to discover the unconscious processes that are driving our responses and behaviours. Once these processes are acknowledged, we have the choice of changing how we react. This can help to make us feel better about ourselves and live a more fulfilling life.

I trained for seven years at WPF Therapy and at the University of Hertfordshire. I have also benefitted from my own personal therapy for several years and can relate to what it is like to experience exploratory treatment as a patient.

Outside of my private practice I work as a psychotherapist as part of the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Practice description

Due to Covid-19, therapy sessions take place online or by telephone. When consulting rooms re-open, face-to-face sessions will be available near London Bridge. Sessions take place once or twice a week for 50 minutes. It is important to maintain consistency so your session will take place on the same day(s) and at the same time(s) every week. Please contact me and we can agree a suitable day and time for your first session.

My first session

Choosing the right therapist involves finding someone you can trust and work with. The first session will be a consultation for you to get a flavour of how I work and for us to think about whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is best for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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