Compassionate Therapy


Welcome to

Compassionate Therapy

A safe place to bring all parts of yourself

Counselling and therapy for individuals

Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

My name is Kirstine and I am a therapist offering face to face sessions in Brixton and London Bridge. I also offer online therapy

I am a Humanistic counsellor and have been working with clients since 2018. I have worked in both short term and longer term settings. My counselling background includes working for numerous charities, including 3 years with a bereavement charity and 2 years with a LGBTQ+ organisation.

I also have a background of working within the health sector, particularly a cancer setting. This background provides me with an understanding of how certain illnesses can impact the body and the mind. I am passionate about providing mental health support for those who are experiencing menopausal or hormonal changes within their bodies.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

How can counselling help?

My approach

I offer you accepting and warm support to explore different parts of yourself. I believe that talking with someone in a non judgemental space increases awareness of how you interact with the world, others or even yourself.

Anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, identity issues and bereavement are just some of the varying issues I have worked with. Together we can explore ways of you feeling less overwhelmed. Part of my work includes offering different tools to help strengthen resilience.

As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that we are all uniquely different and will adapt my way of working to who you are.

Grieving is often associated to the loss of someone, particularly someone close like a partner or relative. Loss can also relate to many other parts of living. The loss of a pet, a job, status, identity, relationship, health, body function, the family unit, home and even sense of self. As different theories have emerged around loss and grieving, it is clear how varied we all grieve. Everyone's process is unique. Emotions can feel present for some and for others very distant. Sometimes we can feel nothing and sometimes a mixture of many emotions. These differences in grieving can be confusing when navigating loss. it can be hard to see the future as a new self without the lost part or person in your life.

Having volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for many years, I am passionate with providing support for those who are bereaved. I draw from both my bereavement training and various resources to help you explore the different parts of yourself which are affected by your bereavement.

'Grief doesn't hit us in tidy phases and stages, nor is it something that we forget and move on from; it is an individual process that has a momentum of it's own, and the work involves finding ways of coping with our fear and pain, and also adjusting to this new version of ourselves, our "new normal.'

Julia Samuel

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Session information & Location

Sessions are 50 minutes and are usually weekly. The cost of each session is £60 for face to face. Depending on availability I offer some low cost counselling or reduced rates for students. I offer a free 30 minute introductory session which helps to identify if we are the right fit for working together.

The Brixton Practice

34-44 Tunstall Road

Brixton, South West London


Borough House Rooms

78-80 Borough High Street

London Bridge, Central London


Online Sessions are also available.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Issues relating to sexuality or gender

Difficulties at work or in retirement


Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

© Kirstine Hunter

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