Dr Sylvie Kay
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She is particularly interested in working with people experiencing issues with gender identity and sexuality.
Sylvie's way of workingSylvie provides a warm, open and compassionate approach to her therapeutic work. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the process of therapy and aims to build a safe, genuine and accepting relationship with each person that she works with.
She offers a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy, and integrates elements of other approaches/techniques such as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients and tailors her approach to meet their individual needs and preferences.
Sylvie's background and experienceSylvie has worked in a number of settings and roles including: working therapeutically with adults with a range of issues as well as working with young people in a secondary school based counselling service. She has also worked for a mental health charity, providing practical and emotional support to individuals experiencing mental health issues and providing emotional support over the phone and online to people in distress.
Sylvie has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, an MA (hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, and a COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.
Sylvie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCC) and also with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a graduate member.
Sylvie charges £85 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.