Kirsty van Lieshout | Accredited Counsellor | Southampton | NCS

Kirsty van Lieshout

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-03488

Location: Southampton

Hiya, I am Kirsty Crawley – van Lieshout, from Dutch – Indonesian descent. I moved from The Netherlands to the UK in 2002 and have been living here ever since.

Previously I worked as a Chef and had to change career due to health reasons. After that I went from Receptionist to Secretary to HR Assistant to HR Manager to HR Consultant and Life Coach, and when I moved here, my paperwork did not translate..

So, I worked as a nanny for a while before I became a Customer Service Professional – it is a skill..

After years of being chained to a desk with headphones, I found that there was more to life and journeyed my way to become a counsellor - not looking back, although still incorporating my own life experiences into my work.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I have successfully completed a course in Life Coaching in 2010 to transfer my skills from Dutch to English, acquired a certificate in Counselling Skills in 2011, was awarded the Coach Award from the Institute of Customer Services in 2012 and qualified as a DipHE Gestalt Counsellor in 2014. I took part in an intensive course of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, before I passed my Integrative & Humanistic Counselling BA (hons) in 2015. And in 2021 I aquired an Advanced Diploma (level 7) in Counselling Supervision..
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Dutch
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