Kirsty Ball

Kirsty Ball

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07951 059418

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Therapist - Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames RG9
07951 059418
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


I work midweek during the day and offer some evening appointments. Please contact me for my current availability.

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be difficult at times and it can sometimes feel quite overwhelming. We may not always know why we feel the way we do and our feelings and thoughts may worry us and prevent us from living life to the full. It can be difficult to explore how we feel with those around us and we may feel that we are alone and that no-one really understands us. That’s when talking therapy can really help.

Coming to see a counsellor for the first time can often feel daunting. However, talking to someone who can hold space for you and who has been trained to listen to your story empathically and to help you make sense of your experiences can be profoundly helpful.

Counselling is a time to prioritise yourself and your relationship with yourself.

By exploring our thoughts, feelings and fears in a safe, supportive and confidential space that is free from judgment we can start to process them healthily. In doing so we can gain insight into how and why we act and think as we do and achieve a deeper understanding of ourselves and of those around us. This can help us to store difficult experiences in a way in which they impact us less and to break unhelpful and often unconscious patterns that might be working against us. With the right support we can move towards feeling a greater sense of calm and freedom from whatever has previously been holding us back.

Practice description

First and foremost, I am a relational therapist which means that I place the client-counsellor relationship at the centre of the therapeutic work. My counselling style is very warm, empathic and supportive.

Taking an integrative approach to therapy means I am able to draw on various therapeutic techniques in order to meet you wherever you may be. This allows me to combine aspects of person-centred counselling which looks at how things affect us in the present with psychodynamic counselling which involves making links with past events and relationships.

Counselling is confidential and collaborative, and clients always have full autonomy over the direction, pace and duration of their therapeutic journey.

I see clients with a range of presenting issues and those looking for emotional support in navigating challenging life stages. I am experienced in working with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including: 

- Anxiety
- Depression
- Social anxiety
- Bereavement and loss
- Trauma
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Intrusive thoughts
- Stress
- School and exam stress
- Family and relationship issues
- Attachment issues
- Parenting difficulties
- Change and transition
- Low self-esteem
- Bullying
- Self-harm
- Suicidal ideation

I offer long and short-term face to face counselling for adults and young people aged 16 + from comfortable and safe therapy rooms in Henley on Thames.

My first session

There will be an initial consultation, usually by phone when we can decide if we are good match to work together. We will discuss what brings you to counselling, what you are hoping to achieve and how I might be able to support you. 

Counselling is usually agreed on a weekly, open-ended basis until you decide that you are ready to finish.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work