Kirsty Ritchie | Accredited Counsellor | Edinburgh | NCPS

Kirsty Ritchie

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05124

Location: Edinburgh

Kirsty has a wealth of expertise combining over 25 years of corporate experience with 5 years post qualified psychotherapeutic counselling.

Prior to her qualification as a chartered certified accountant (FCCA) she had already perfected the art of difficult conversations as a certified credit controller (AICM).

In 2019, Kirsty co-founded Mind & Mission, and with her business partner, provides counselling services and education to private clients, businesses, charities and public bodies. Kirsty consistently demonstrates high levels of professional judgement and skill; effectively assessing client needs, developing appropriate strategies that are both evidenced based and client-centred. She actively engages in supervision and is adept at integrating feedback in her practice. Her ethical practice and risk assessment skills are highly developed thereby safeguarding the wellbeing of her clients.

A recent client said “Sometimes without really noticing, until it has almost gone out, your 'spark' can be dulled by past experiences. Without being able to name it, my very core was in conflict and I can now see that I felt some of my biggest personal values were 'wrong' for the world I worked in. Chatting with and being gently guided by Kirsty to face some past work experiences and the little nagging doubts it had left in my head has honestly transformed my outlook. Kirsty has given me so many tools to handle the inevitable challenges that arise in the future and my confidence in who I am and the skills I have has returned” another said “I have walked back into work with a whole new set of eyes, I have gained so much more confidence back and love for myself”.

She is a published author, with her thought leadership featured in The Scotsman,,, CA Magazine, The NCPS and HR Director.

Originally form the Scottish Borders, she now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and sons. In her spare time, Kirsty is learning to play the piano, loves interior design, cooking and gardening.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adv Dip PsyC
    Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • What I can help with
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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