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Kirsty Lally BABCP accredited Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Age Range

18+

Types of Service

Other

Specialisms

Other
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Comorbidity (EDs and other MH conditions)
OSFED
Rumination Disorder

Types of Treatment

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Guided self-help

Delivery Methods

Online
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kirsty.lally1987@gmail.com
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Hello, my name is Kirsty. My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP and have worked in eating disorders services for a number of years as both a trainee and a qualified clinician. I have also worked within IAPT/NHS Talking Therapies as both a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and CBT therapist delivering evidence-based CBT interventions for varying severities of depression and anxiety disorders including trauma. I am also currently working towards accreditation as a Cognitive Analytic Therapist with ACAT.

I have over 10 years’ experience working in NHS mental health settings across primary care, inpatient, day patient and outpatient settings. I am also trained in enhanced CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E) and CBT for personality disorders (CBTpd). My Masters in Health Psychology ensures my ability to incorporate both the physical and psychological aspects of treatment required in the treatment of eating disorders and in working with those with depression and/or anxiety disorders with long term physical health problems.

It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may feel it helps you out and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move forwards. Whilst CBT is my main model of therapy, I like to consider myself as a relational therapist, incorporating training from Cognitive Analytic and Compassion Focused therapies into my work in order to build strong working relationships with my patients, to aid you to begin to make changes to feel better, as well as working towards goals which are both realistic and important to you. Due to my extensive experience working in mental health and my training in a variety of therapies, I am able to work holistically with you, to personalise the treatment to you, whilst also keeping in mind what is evidence based to support you in giving you the best chance of recovery.

I offer evening appointments over Zoom video call. I am not currently offering face to face sessions but may do so in the upcoming months should there be requests for this. I am based in Bedford so appointments would be in the Bedfordshire area. I am happy to take online appointments from outside of Bedfordshire. Please get in contact if you wish to discuss further and consider if we may be a good fit. My fees are £95 for a 50 minute session and sessions would be on a weekly basis. Fees are payable by bank transfer only.

Referral Criteria & Process

Self Referral, Other

Qualifications

2022-date PG Diploma Cognitive Analytic Therapy (currently studying)
2019 - PG Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
2015 - PG Cert Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
2013 - Master Practitioner Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders and Obesity
2011 - MSc Health Psychology
2010 - BSc (Hons) Psychology

Training

2020 - CBT for Personality Disorders
2020 - Skills Training: The Essentials in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
2020 - Ten-session Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-T) for Eating Disorders
2016 - Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders
2016 - Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy