Dr Kirsten Stewart-Knight, BA. (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol

Dr Stewart-Knight is a chartered Clinical Psychologist with particular expertise in working with people across the life span, where physical and/or emotional difficulties are impacting their quality of life.

Throughout her career Kirsten has been interested in the significant impact that stressful experiences can have on wellbeing. She works with her clients to build warm, trusting and collaborative relationships through which psychological ideas and approaches can be shared. Kirsten supports people to develop or extend their confidence in coping with whatever challenges bring them to psychology.

Physical Health

Kirsten has worked across a range of NHS settings since 2010 and currently holds a post at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, where she is helping to develop new services in oncology, palliative care and respiratory medicine. She has expertise in working with both adults and children and has worked in paediatrics, as well as adult health settings. Kirsten has worked with CFS/ME, chronic pain, sickle cell disease and complex conditions that may be difficult to diagnose.

Emotional and Mental Health

Kirsten uses a range of approaches including systemic family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and narrative therapy. She is experienced in a range of psychological difficulties, including low mood, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, trauma, historical abuse and issues related to stigma, identity and discrimination.

Professional Accreditations

Kirsten is a member of the British Psychological Society and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Areas of Expertise

Adults – Young People – Children – Families

  • Anxiety & stress
  • Self-identity and emotional issues
  • Depression
  • Anger 
  • Phobias
  • Sleep issues
  • Pain management
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Haematology
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Post traumatic stress disorder and trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family and parenting issues