About me

Are you tired of doubting yourself and feeling stressed or anxious, with negative thoughts you can’t seem to control?

You want to feel calm and confident, to be content with your life, and to enjoy whatever you are doing.

I know what it’s like to feel like your mindset is getting in the way of your happiness. Back in 2014, my mental health was at its lowest point and I had no idea how to get back to the version of me that could take life as it comes and live joyfully... 

Negative thoughts were the problem and everything I tried only seemed to help temporarily.

Thankfully, a LOT has changed since then. These days, I laugh often and sleep easier.

The key was going deeper and developing my emotional intelligence.

What's Different About my Coaching Style?

I take an emotional intelligence approach, grounded in Positive Psychology techniques.

Most coaching focuses on a specific goal, and most therapy focuses on a specific situation. Emotional intelligence coaching, rather, focuses on developing your ability to understand your feelings and how best to respond to them.

My coaching combines the learning of practical, evidence-based techniques and skills with the supportive environment of coaching. We take a solution-focused approach, focusing on moving towards what you want more of (calm, confidence, contentment, joy) rather than just with what you want less of (negative thoughts, stress, overwhelm).

Positive Psychology is also strength-based, meaning that we'll begin by identifying your strengths and applying these to help in the areas that are not-so-strong.

What You'll Gain From Our Sessions

You'll learn to boost your self-esteem, reduce negative thinking, be more resilient to life's inevitable challenges, and enjoy life more.

As the client, you'll choose the specific situations and areas of your life you'd like to work with - but you'll be able to apply the skills you learn across the board.

Who Is This Style of Coaching a Good Fit For?

My coaching is perfect for people identify with the following statements:

  • You feel that the source of your unhappiness is your mindset, and you'd like to focus on improving your outlook on life
  • You're looking for practical skills and techniques you can apply to feel better
  • You're looking for long-term change rather than an easy fix, and are prepared to put in some effort to get that

Book a Free 45-Minute Discovery Call with Me

Want to find out more about my approach and whether it's a good fit for you? Book a free discovery call with me here: bit.ly/LCDcall

Get Started with Some Free Resources

Want to get started feeling more positive about life?I have a free PDF worksheet called "3 Steps to Fewer Negative Thoughts and More Joy" here: bit.ly/LCDjoy

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working as with a counsellor and a coach. Alongside my private practice, I have spent the past 3 years developing and running wellbeing courses and training sessions for the UK's biggest mental health charity, Mind. 

Degree Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelor of Honours Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelors of Social Science in Psychology & English Literature

I am trained to deliver the following styles of coaching:​

  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-based coaching
  • Narrative coaching
  • Evidence-based wellbeing and emotional
  • intelligence interventions
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred counselling
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy

Other areas of coaching I deal with

wellbeing, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, EQ, strengths, resilience, happiness, overwhelm, worry, positive thinking


Additional information

Please apply for a free 45-minute discovery call with me here:  bit.ly/LCDcall

Coaching packages start at £239 per month.

Further information

What People Say After Coaching with Kirsti:

"I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to gain a new perspective on life and how to respond to all the challenges that it throws at you. Her unique approach that focuses on using your strengths is something that really stood out for me... Kirsti teaches you valuable skills that will keep you floating." - M

"Kirsti is a wonderful coach with a talent for guiding you with clarity, calm, and positivity through complicated decisions... I have done this type of work before but it felt much more effortless, effective, and joyful with Kirsti. In our sessions, I felt a sense of ease because of Kirsti’s ability to guide me with her gentle demeanor, positive energy, and her excellent ability to highlight and synthesize important findings. I left our sessions with a significantly greater sense of clarity and purpose." - M

"Kirsti is a brilliant coach and trainer. Beginning with a strengths assessment and then continuing with her assistance at putting it into action in my life has improved my basic outlook on the world around me. We have identified not only strengths but also areas in need for improvement. Through her mentoring and positive support I grew in my strengths and also become more positive. Thanks Kirsti for the positive impact that you have made on my life." - E

"This was the next step to developing my personal growth and overcoming personal challenges. Previous visits to psychotherapists were bent on delving into the past continuously which left me exhausted, and I experienced no headway in coming to terms with the situations I had to deal with. A friend of mine suggested I contact Kirsti.  From the first consultation I was motivated, and was encouraged by the progress I made over the following few weeks. What really impressed me the most was how Kirsti had the knack of coaching me as an individual, and not by a set of norms I had previously experienced in the past." - P

Maida Vale

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