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Remote Online Therapy Treatments for Improved
Emotional & Mental Health, Vitality & Resilience

Living in the modern-day world can prove extremely challenging for many of us at the best of times, and especially now, as these challenges continue to be amplified by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties and are struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficult Life Transitions such as loss, separation, and divorce
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Trauma

and any other emotional challenges – you are not alone.

Many individuals, just like you, are also finding life difficult right now and are struggling.

You might be putting on a brave face to the outside world, whilst struggling on the inside. It can be really difficult to make sense of what is going on in our own hearts and minds, especially when feeling overwhelmed, stressed and isolated. Emotional and mental difficulties can totally disrupt our lives, yet they often remain invisible.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

If what I have described resonates with you and your current circumstances, I would like you to know that there is a way through and out of these challenges. And this is available to you right now.

I’m Kirsten Heynisch – a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited Psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and groups.

I help my clients overcome emotional and mental health difficulties, so they can navigate and bounce back from life’s challenges, disappointments and losses.

I understand what it is like to struggle emotionally and battle with depression, anxiety and other psychological difficulties. These experiences can leave you feeling alone, ashamed, and exhausted.

With the support of psychological therapy, which I offer mainly via online teletherapy sessions (also known as e-therapy), we can work together to help you recover from and overcome your current difficulty.

A Mother’s Testimonial

“As the mother of a young person with years of mental health problems…I was desperately trying to find the therapeutic help that my daughter needed. I am very grateful to Kirsten for her professionalism and humanity. As a parent I would not hesitate to recommend her. The positive impact she has had in my daughter’s healing process has been life changing and that in itself is invaluable.”  Mum of a teenage client
Kirsten Heynisch
Kirsten Heynisch
Chartered Clinical Psychologist,
Group Analytic Psychotherapist & Qualified Supervisor, Accredited
Practitioner of Mentalization Based Therapy
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. ” (Viktor Frankl)
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” (Viktor Frankl)

How to Get Help for Your Emotional & Mental Health Challenges

To help you understand, navigate and overcome your current psychological challenges and struggles, just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Book your FREE, 15-20 minute, telephone consultation with me today
  2. Arrange a follow-up, initial online therapy consultation
  3. Start your psychological therapy treatment

The Power of Psychological Treatments to Manage and Resolve Depression & Anxiety

The psychotherapy treatments I offer help a variety of clients with a wide range of mental and emotional conditions. The majority of individuals seeking my help are keen to work with and eventually overcome their depression and anxiety; so they can experience peace of mind, increased motivation, and a renewed sense of vitality. It is about building resilience and confidence to fully engage in life and its many opportunities and challenges.

Most commonly, my clients look for psychological therapy to help with:

  • Managing difficult thoughts & feelings, such as grief, loneliness, anger & shame
  • Navigating and mastering difficult life transitions, traumatic life events, or relationship difficulties
  • Developing and strengthening self-worth, resilience & healthy boundaries

Successfully overcoming depression & anxiety means to psychologically work with aspects and layers of your mind, which most commonly and powerfully contribute and maintain anxious and depressive experiences. Therefore, my psychological treatment approach involves working with:

  • Your world of thoughts & feelings 
  • Your conscious & unconscious mind
  • Your past & present & future

When working with you, I will draw on effective and reliable psychological therapy methods for depression and anxiety that get straight to the heart of your difficulties.

The Therapeutic Journey from long-standing Depression & Anxiety to Becoming an Autonomous Happy Person

“I started seeing Kirsten for one-to-one sessions after having suffered with depression and anxiety for a number of years. From the first meeting, Kirsten was incredibly supportive and understanding, helping me dismantle my own internal demons one by one.” An individual client

Most of my clients begin to experience a gradual easing of their symptoms and emotional distress  after a few weeks, and sometimes a few months, of working with me. This is because our work will enable you to understand and articulate your thoughts and feelings in a way, which is containing and stabilising. In this process, you will also become more aware of aspects of your personality that support you, and others that limit you and hold you back. This developing self-awareness is an important part of managing and overcoming your depression and anxiety.

Essentially, if you are open and committed to recovery and change, you will be able to develop fresh insights about your life and new ways of managing your thoughts and feelings. This in turn, will  support you in making better and healthier decisions and life choices.

During my 25+ years of training and working as a mental and emotional health expert, I have found that one of the most important aspects of facilitating recovery and transformation is to develop a trusting connection between us. With that, we can begin to collaboratively explore and make sense  of your difficulties and challenges, and support you in mastering them.

I will help and guide you in working through and growing out of your current psychological difficulties. And along the way, I will encourage and support you in developing and practising new ways, skills and techniques to help you deal with current and future challenges.

To get started on your path to recovery, healing and positive transformation, contact me today to arrange your FREE, 15-20 minute, telephone consultation, where together we can talk about your current situation and start establish the best possible way forward.

I know you are the type of person who truly wants to get better and bounce back from your current emotional struggles, so that you can fully embrace and enjoy life. I look forward to receiving your call, so we can start your journey of recovery.

Due to developments brought about by Covid, my therapy group is now meeting weekly online and once a month in person. If you are interested in engaging in Group Therapy, please feel free to contact me to find out more.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a psycho-therapeutic treatment within a carefully formed group, in which group members talk about their difficulties, their lives, and everything that matters to them.

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PTSD

Have you been through a difficult time following a car accident, an experience of violence or crime, or traumatic events within your working environment? Or, have you been involved in a natural or community disaster, like a flood, an earthquake or a fire?

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Are you struggling with managing your emotions, such as feelings of rejection, fear of abandonment, anger, loneliness, emptiness, sadness or heartbreak? Are you experiencing anxiety and depression? Are you feeling emotionally unstable sometimes, or most of the time?

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Depression Therapy

Do you have negative thoughts and feelings that seem to take over every part of your life, making it difficult to find joy in anything? Do you sometimes feel like disappearing into a black hole because you find life too difficult?

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What Clients Say About Kirsten…

Loss, Grief and Reflections on Complex Family Dynamics:

“I came to Kirsten for help in understanding and addressing some complex issues arising from my father’s death. I found that she took on board the issues quickly and through her skillful questioning, opened up new insights for me as I tracked back over several decades. Her observations stuck with me and enabled me to move to a more optimistic and positive frame with some clear intentions on what to do. It is work in progress but Kirsten provided a very valuable and safe space to reflect and work with these issues.”

A Mother’s Testmonial

“As the mother of a young person with years of mental health problems, starting from early adolescence and going into adulthood and after having tried different therapies with no success, I was desperately trying to find the therapeutic help that my daughter needed.
I searched for a psychologist on the internet; I was very lucky to come across Kirsten.
After a telephone conversation Kirsten gave us the opportunity to meet up and have an introductory meeting.
Kirsten listened to us attentively, she explained her approach to work and gave us her professional opinion.
My daughter started having weekly therapy sessions. As a mother I had to trust that my daughter was in the right hands and she certainly was.
With time it was obvious that a new door had opened up for my daughter: A new way of being herself and managing her condition took place whilst working in therapy with Kirsten.
The progress that my daughter achieved in managing her life and condition has been remarkable
The tools and skills that my daughter developed through therapy with Kirsten are still very much useful and put into practice when managing her daily life.
Kirsten has always been very understanding and cooperative in every way. She made herself available to talk to me about my daughter’s condition whenever needed and made me feel understood and supported.
I am very grateful to Kirsten for her professionalism and humanity.
As a parent I would not hesitate to recommend her.
The positive impact she has had in my daughter’s healing process has been life changing and that in itself is invaluable.”

A Client with Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms wrote this:

“I was referred to Kirsten by my employer’s occupational health provider following my attendance at a major incident – I work within the emergency services. Following the incident I was experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. I guess at the time I didn’t really know what I was feeling other than that I wasn’t right. As time went by I felt less and less in control of my feelings and emotions to the point that I wondered if I’d ever feel “normal” again. It felt as though a dark cloud was hanging over me. I wasn’t sleeping well and had vivid traumatic dreams and sometimes woke up crying. I had a fear around me that something bad was going to happen to my family and even had what I can only describe as out of body experiences where I could visualize people around me dying. The anxiety around those experiences was terrifying. I felt scared, isolated and worried that I would never be able to do my job again.
I started seeing Kirsten, ready to do whatever it took to feel a sense of control again. Initially, all I wanted was to feel better. After the first few sessions I not only felt better I was confident that with Kirsten’s help I would recover and I would be able to get back to work. One of my symptoms was avoidance. I became very good at avoiding my feelings and emotions around the incident doing whatever I could to avoid thinking about the traumatic experiences I had. Kirsten was very good at making me face up to and accept these experiences and let them be part of me. I never looked forward to my sessions with Kirsten because there was nowhere to hide. Kirsten asked the difficult questions; told me the truths others avoided; put me back to the incident to allow me to express the emotions that I couldn’t when I was there.
I have no doubt that without the work Kirsten and I did together I would not have made the progress I’ve made. But my time spent with Kirsten was more than achieving recovery. It was about building resilience, learning skills to better face trauma in the future. Kirsten has given me the gift of inner awareness and emotional maturity. The ability to not only accept my emotional vulnerabilities but to embrace them and not be afraid to allow those close to me to see them.”

The Therapeutic Journey from Long-standing Depression & Anxiety to Becoming an Autonomous Happy Person

“I started seeing Kirsten for one-to-one sessions after having suffered with depression and anxiety for a number of years. From the first meeting, Kirsten was incredibly supportive and understanding, helping me dismantle my own internal demons one by one.
Having not had much success previously with other therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I was looking for someone who could help me dig deeper into the causes of my depression and anxiety in order to overcome them. With Kirsten’s guidance and encouragement, I was able to do just that.
Prior to our first meeting, for a long time I had struggled to engage with my emotions, but from the get-go Kirsten provided a safe environment in which I felt comfortable enough to open up and be vulnerable with those same emotions. Then, thanks to her keen insight (she manages to hit the nail on the head every time!), I began to understand what had led me to that point and how I could learn from it and move onward to better things.
After a year of one-to-one sessions with Kirsten, I joined a therapy group run by her. As someone who had always struggled to open up to others publicly, this was quite a daunting prospect, but Kirsten’s support along the way made the transition so much easier. With her facilitation, I was able to engage with others on a level I had never felt comfortable with before, and, very soon after joining, began to see the benefits. It was one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences of my life.
I spent two years attending group therapy with Kirsten and it would be impossible for me to count up all the ways in which it helped, but I know that I came out the other side stronger.
There aren’t enough words in the universe for me to describe how much Kirsten has helped me since we first met. I know I walked into our first session unemployed, financially dependent on others, feeling tired and overwhelmed by the world; and I left our last session as a happy independent individual ready to take on the world! I think that says it all.
I’ll be eternally grateful.”

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