Kim Parish MA, Registered Member MBACP ( Snr. Accred.)
As a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist I offer one to one therapy sessions with adults and young people who may be experiencing difficulties within their lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life changes, personal and family relationship issues, bereavement, addictions or anything that they feel might be having an impact on their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
I strongly believe that all issues that people may bring are of equal importance and I feel that counselling is for anyone who feels they are in a difficult place in their lives and might have a need for some help from someone who is not involved personally and can therefore give honest and non-judgemental support.
As a psychodynamic counsellor I work with the issues that people bring with the belief that sometimes past experiences may influence present ones and these can be looked at using a reflective and interpretative process. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which myself and my client can work together to look at how best to deal with their problems. I offer both short and long term counselling with an initial assessment in which I can establish my client's needs for future therapeutic work. The importance of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is paramount in my work and provides the base from which therapy begins.
I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and hold professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Reading University and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am included on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a Senior Accredited Practitioner for Children and Young People (CYP).
I am a BUPA Recognised Mental Health and Wellbeing Therapist.
I currently work in a Further Education institution providing pastoral support and counselling to young people. I have experience of working as a volunteer counsellor at a youth and adult counselling agency.
I have worked for many years in further education and have experience not only in counselling but all pastoral care together with supporting teaching staff in helping young people with the transition from education to work.
I offer individual supervision to therapists working in private practice and therapists who are employed by various organisations involving young people and adults. I am also a group supervisor at a youth counselling agency and a charity working with vulnerable women.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Wide experience of working with young people over the age of 16.
Sessions are charged at £50.00.
My practice is within walking distance of Reading town centre and easy reach of bus services. Parking is always available.
My consulting room is situated on the first floor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer both daytime and evening appointments and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been trained from an Integrative perspective, specialising in psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt, transactional analysis and CBT.View supervision profile