Kirsty Ritchie | Accredited Counsellor | Edinburgh | NCS

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As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Kirsty Ritchie

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05124

Location: Edinburgh

Kirsty has a wealth of expertise combining over 25 years of corporate experience in finance, project management, facilitation and lecturing with a professional qualification in psychotherapeutic counselling.

Prior to her qualification as a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) she had already perfected the art of difficult conversations as a certified credit controller (AICM). Kirsty also spent several academic sessions teaching professional accountants, where her love for educating others was firmly established. Her last corporate position was in banking, where she saw through the global financial crisis. She became a subject matter expert in financial and regulatory reporting but also sadly witnessed the aftermath on people’s mental health and careers including her own.

In 2019, Kirsty co-founded Mind & Mission, and with her business partner provides education, and counselling services to a range of businesses, charities, public bodies and private clients. The business is expanding rapidly through referrals.

Kirsty selects the most relevant theory, models and latest thinking to engage, inspire and elicit thought provoking conversations around all areas of mental health. Kirsty excels in the design and delivery of training, most recently winning an independent award for the development of a training programme supporting rural Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Government.

She is a published author, with her thought leadership featured in The Scotsman,,, CA Magazine, The National Counselling Society and HR Director.

Originally form the Scottish Borders, she now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and sons. In her spare time, Kirsty is learning to play the piano, loves interior design, cooking and gardening.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adv Dip PsyC
    Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • What I can help with
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
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