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Kirsten Stoyell Clinical Psychologist

Get to Know Me

I am a qualified clinical psychologist and I’m registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL039976). I have experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams in large psychiatric units, as well as running my own practice. My academic career spanned 9 years and I have six years of practical experience working with patients and clients, both in the UK and South Africa. I have also worked significantly with women who have suffered from post natal depression and anxiety. My experience includes running group therapy for adolescents and adults, family therapy, couples therapy as well as psycho-educational groups and talks. 


I treat adults who are experiencing psychological distress.​I am trained to work with many different issues across the lifespan. However, my specialism is working with adults who have experienced emotional and psychological abuse either in intimate relationships, or with family, friends or work colleagues.


I work from a systemic paradigm which sees the person in the context of themselves as a system as well as being part of a system. I am highly skilled at working interactionally, and have a person-centred approach. I have been trained to level III in Interactional Pattern Analysis (Cave, 2020; Vorster, 2014), which is a tool that helps with understanding an individual’s unique interactional patterns and assists with formulating a solution to each person. I  also work with a brain-based technique called Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) which is a unique therapeutic intervention for trauma, anxiety, grief and many more issues.  I believe that although we can talk about trauma, it ultimately needs to be resolved at both a neurological and physical level.​

I was born in South Africa, and raised on gold and coal mines along with my parents and three sisters. I moved to London when I was 24 years old to work in advertising. I worked for some of the best agencies at the time, and really enjoyed immersing myself in the UK corporate and social culture. I moved back to South Africa in my early thirties and lived in Johannesburg for many years. Since returning to the UK, I moved to Salisbury to be close to my family. I am a mom to two boys, I am obsessed with reading, love Star Trek, and fancy myself an artist although I am nowhere near proficient at it. 

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