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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Kirsty Pakes

Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych. (she, her)

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Tunbridge Wells TN3
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I am passionate about working with parents as I know how challenging and under-supported parenting is! Perhaps you are struggling to manage your child's difficult behaviour and emotions? Or maybe you are feeling confused by times when your reaction to your child seems disproportionate and out of your control? Perhaps you would like to find more closeness and connection with your child and enjoy parenting more? Maybe you would like to explore the best ways to support your child with their emotions and behaviour in a way that builds their current and future mental health and resilience?
I offer kind, non-judgemental, practical and emotionally intelligent support with all aspects of parenting. I offer a connection-based, authoritative approach to parenting that is rooted in evidenced-based approaches related to the importance of attachment relationships and attuned, emotional support to build children's emotional well-being and resilience.
I offer parenting consultations, courses and also individual therapy for parents, and I love to work with parents to empower them to find what works for them in their own unique family. In all my work, I am passionate about equipping people with practices for their own and their children's emotional well-being that they can use in their everyday lives.
Kirsty Pakes now for a free 15 minute consultation

My Practice at a Glance

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Tunbridge Wells TN3

I offer therapy and parenting consultations online via Zoom weekdays 9-3pm and some evenings.
I specialize in Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum and Coping Skills 
£85 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
A warm welcome to you. I offer free Zoom chats as a starting point and would love to support you with your parenting. I know how hard it is!
Kirsty Pakes
Connect with Kirsty Pakes
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My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Tunbridge Wells TN3

I offer therapy and parenting consultations online via Zoom weekdays 9-3pm and some evenings.
I specialize in Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum and Coping Skills 
£85 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
A warm welcome to you. I offer free Zoom chats as a starting point and would love to support you with your parenting. I know how hard it is!
Kirsty Pakes

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions £85
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Please ask me about fees or use of insurance when you
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Health & Care Professions Council Kirsty Pakes
  • In Practice for 21 Years
  • Certificate from International Focusing Institute Focusing-Oriented Therapist / 2015
  • Certificate from Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor in Hand in Hand Parenting / 2020
  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, DClinPsych, Graduated 2003
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I have 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist that covers working in the NHS specialising in child and adolescent mental health, teaching, and running a small private practice. I am experienced and highly trained in adult mental health and am qualified as a focusing-oriented therapist.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
"
I have 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist that covers working in the NHS specialising in child and adolescent mental health, teaching, and running a small private practice. I am experienced and highly trained in adult mental health and am qualified as a focusing-oriented therapist.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Coping Skills

Expertise

  • Attachment, Mindfulness, Well-Being Skills
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
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In parenting consultations, we develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and I offer practical strategies, insights and emotional support to bring about the necessary change. In therapy with parents, we explore the personal issues that are interfering with parenting such as times when we can't stop overreacting to our child, or difficulties connecting with our child for example.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
"
In parenting consultations, we develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and I offer practical strategies, insights and emotional support to bring about the necessary change. In therapy with parents, we explore the personal issues that are interfering with parenting such as times when we can't stop overreacting to our child, or difficulties connecting with our child for example.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Focusing-Oriented Therapy (felt sense, embodied)
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused
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In therapy, I offer a warm and compassionate space in which I can draw upon a range of therapeutic models to best suit your needs. I offer an empowering approach where you will be able to use our work together as a resource in your everyday life. In parenting I aim to empower you to find the right approach for your family, in a way that builds emotional well-being in your children.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Photo of Kirsty Pakes, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
"
In therapy, I offer a warm and compassionate space in which I can draw upon a range of therapeutic models to best suit your needs. I offer an empowering approach where you will be able to use our work together as a resource in your everyday life. In parenting I aim to empower you to find the right approach for your family, in a way that builds emotional well-being in your children.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.

Location

Primary Location

Tunbridge Wells TN3

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I offer therapy and parenting consultations online via Zoom weekdays 9-3pm and some evenings.
Photo of Kirsty Pakes, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
"
I offer therapy and parenting consultations online via Zoom weekdays 9-3pm and some evenings.
Photo of Kirsty Pakes, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Kirsty Pakes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.