Rebecca Kirkbride

Rebecca Kirkbride is a BACP senior accredited counsellor of adults, children and young people and the author of the recently published Counselling Children and Young People in Private Practice: A Practical Guide (Karnac Books, 2015). She is also author of Counselling Young People: A Practitioner Manual (Sage/BACP, to be published November 2017).

Rebecca trained originally in psychotherapeutic counselling at the University of Sussex. After completing this training in 2002 she went on to work for many years with children and young people in a variety of settings including primary and secondary schools as well as in community settings and private practice. During this time Rebecca managed counselling services in several local schools providing counselling to students as well as support and supervision to staff. She provided trainings on areas such as attachment theory and facilitated workshops for colleagues on working toward accreditation.

In 2012 Rebecca set up a counselling service at a local academy school in Portslade, Brighton. On leaving the academy in 2014 Rebecca made the decision to focus on her private practice with children and young people. It was out of this decision that her recently published book, Counselling Children and Young People in Private Practice: A Practical Guide (Karnac Books, 2015) emerged.

Rebecca is currently working in private practice in Brighton. She sees adults, children and young people as well as offering clinical supervision to other practitioners who are working with these groups.

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Past Events with Rebecca Kirkbride

‘Sturm und Drang’: The Dilemmas of Working Therapeutically with Adolescents in Private Practice

Walking a Tightrope: Working with risky behaviour in adolescent clients

Books by Rebecca Kirkbride

Testimonials for Rebecca Kirkbride’s Training

“A truly accessible day. Huge amount of learning on really important areas, giving me more confidence to work with young people in private practice”

“Rebecca was very clear, empathic, knowledgeable and encouraging”

“An experienced trainer with a wonderful way of sharing her craft.”


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