Are you looking for counselling or psychotherapy in the Hackney or Dalston area?

I am a qualified and professionally registered psychotherapist. I work both in private practice and in the NHS at the City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service.

My consulting room in E8 is a short walk from Haggerston station and both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction stations.

I provide a safe, calm and confidential environment where you can identify, explore and work through the things that are causing you concern.

In private practice I welcome anyone who feels that therapy might be helpful.

Kirsty Coombs Therapist

Perhaps you just want a few sessions to focus on a recent experience, such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship or problems at work or are considering longer-term therapy because you'd like to work more intensively on difficulties which feel less apparent, more complex or deep-rooted.

Whatever your personal experience, psychotherapy can help you develop greater self-awareness and a deeper understanding of your relationship with others, face some difficult thoughts and feelings, feel less overwhelmed by your concerns and fears, and support you in making choices and decisions. 

What sort of problems might therapy help me with? 


People have commonly sought help from me with problems such as:

•    Wanting to understand themselves better
•    Feeling stressed or anxious
•    Difficulties in making good relationships
•    Feelings of depression, sadness or emptiness
•    Losses such as bereavement, separation or divorce
•    Managing the effects of trauma or abuse
•    Feelings of loneliness or isolation
•    Obsessional thinking
•    Sexual concerns
•    Finding work overwhelming
•    Lacking a sense of purpose
•    Struggling with family conflicts
•    Feeling burdened by shame or guilt
•    Difficulties related to addiction
•    Feeling high levels of anger and aggression

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It’s not uncommon to feel unsure or hesitant about seeking help. The initial meeting (s) is an opportunity for us to meet each other, discuss your needs and explore whether therapy might be helpful to you. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage. If you decide you would like to continue, we would then agree upon a regular day and time to meet each week on an ongoing basis. The establishment of regular sessions is an important element of psychotherapy as the regularity and structure can provide people with a sense of security and continuity whilst exploring their issues and difficulties.

Telephone: 07834763525
Or complete the form on my contact page.