Kim Balmer Registered member BACP

Kim Balmer Registered member BACP



07886 777 910

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07886 777 910

About me

Hello my name is Kim.
I offer professional counselling to adults, young people and children in a comfortable, safe, confidential and supportive environment where you can be heard and understood without judgement. It is important to me that you feel at ease while exploring any issues that are troubling you.

We all need a little help at times and it is important that you find a therapist that you are relaxed and comfortable with. I understand how worrying seeking counselling can be – my aim is to reassure you and provide you with an opportunity for healthy change. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety,depression, bereavement, trauma, family and relationship issues and many other areas of counselling (listed below) which may be current or past unresolved problems.

I provide a trusting therapeutic relationship, giving opportunity to explore difficulties.
With insight in to your situation, thoughts, feelings and behaviours you are able to gain deeper understanding, clarity, acceptance and strategies for informed choices and change.

I work in private practice, Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Sefton as well as working for a  large voluntary organisation offering short and long term counselling for adults, young people and children.

I work with trainee counselling students, who are on placement, as their mentor. I also facilitate student counsellors personal development.

Counselling for Adults
A confidential, trusting and caring therapeutic relationship in a safe environment makes it possible for you to talk freely and privately about your problems. This might involve some searching and reflection. Having a deeper sense of the issues that are troubling you and seeing things more clearly helps you work towards self directed goals and develop solutions.

Counselling for young people
For most young people, their social system involves peer relationships and it maybe that they find it difficult to talk to the people around them or disclose their problems to their families. I work with young people, exploring their individual difficulties.
These may involve bullying, behavioural problems, self harm, isolation, bereavement, emotional difficulties or relationships issues.
Counselling for young people enables them to explore how they are feeling in a separate confidential space away from home, school and their peers.

Counselling for Children
Children find it difficult to understand and process painful feelings which may lead to challenging behaviour. They also need an understanding counsellor who endeavours to envisage the child’s world and responds to the child therapeutically.

Counselling with children entails working with age appropriate media giving opportunity for the child to explore feelings and thoughts through symbolic play, enabling the child to cope better with his/her emotions, finding resilience and resolve.

In order for me to work in the best interest of my clients I adhere to the principles of the professional body BCAP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I engage with regular clinical supervision to check my levels of effectiveness and good practice. I continually update my training and I am covered by all the relevant insurances in accordance with the BACP

I also offer Rewind Trauma Therapy  IARTT (A technique for clients experiencing PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and who are struggling with Involuntary / Intrusive thoughts) Flashbacks and Anxiety.

I find my work extremely rewarding and I sincerely hope we can work together.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Best wishes

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Counselling Children CPCAB

Rewind Trauma Therapy IARTT (At technique for clients experiencing PTSD, flashbacks, anxiety and involuntary / intrusive thoughts)

Therapeutic Story writing

City & Guild in Learning Support

Reiki 1

Certificate/Diploma in NLP & Hypnotherapy (Pendng)

I have also completed the following training;

Attachment issues in Counselling


Attachment through the life cycle

Practical Mindfulness and NLP

Mindfulness in Person Centred Counselling

Compass; Attachment Theory

Safeguarding Essentials

Teenage Brain CAMHS

Development in Adversity & Trauma CAMHS

Equality & Diversity Essentials

Working with difference and diversity

Bereavement training. Bereavement uk

Attachment Theory and self awareness in the Counsellor

Working with Complex Clients

Working with Young People

Working with children - Rasa

Understanding Self Harm and Risk Assessment

Working with Metaphor

Helping Children tell their stories

Children’s Emotional Well being

Rasa Rape and Sexual Violence Trained

Rasa Parents Protect Trained

Child Sexual Exploitation

Making endings with children

Understanding & Managing ADSD

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I regularly work with Adults, Teenagers / young people and Children

Abuse, Addictions, Adoption, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Panic, Phobias, Bereavement, Childhood issues, Attachment, Depression, Disassociation, Domestic violence, Generalised anxiety disorder, Low self-confidence, Post traumatic stress, Relationships, Self harm, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma. Manic Depression,
Male and female survivors of sexual abuse etc


My initial telephone appointment is always free and may last up to 30 minutes.

Thereafter, fees are £30 per one to one session.
It will be your decision as to how many sessions you would like to attend.

Further information

My currently work :-

•Private practice

•Voluntary sector organisation

•Sefton Primary school's

• Sefton Secondary school's


- Mentor for trainee counsellors

- Personal development for Trainee counselling students

Maps & Directions

Southport, PR9
Liverpool, L21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


To be arranged at a mutually convenient time

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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