Rebecca Kirkbride

Rebecca Kirkbride is a BACP senior accredited counsellor of adults, children and young people and a clinical supervisor. She is also programme convener for the MA in Integrative Counselling for Children, Adolescents and Families at the University of Roehampton.

She is the author of Skills and Theories of Counselling Children and Young People: An Integrative Approach (Sage, 2021), Counselling Young People: A Practitioner Manual (Sage/BACP 2018) based on the BACP (2014) competences framework for work with young people (11-18 years), essential reading for the new BACP training curriculum for work with young people. She is also author of Counselling Children and Young People in Private Practice: A Practical Guide (Karnac Books, 2015) and is a regular contributor to the BACP CYP journal.

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.

As well as writing and continuing to develop training workshops, Rebecca currently works in private practice in Brighton, seeing adults, children and young people as well as offering clinical supervision to other practitioners working with these groups.


Past Events with Rebecca Kirkbride

Only Connect: Building effective relationships with young people in therapy

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

Walking a Tightrope: Working with risky behaviour in adolescent clients

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’s vigour and enthusiasm was infectious. Brilliant; so animated and knowledgeable.

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

Hugely inspirational, open and personable.

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