Kim Bassiner-Traicos, MA (Couns.Psych), Reg. MBACP

Kim Bassiner-Traicos, MA (Couns.Psych), Reg. MBACP

Top Floor
Town Hall Building
Market Hill
St Ives
PE27 5AL

07884 174689

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Top Floor
Town Hall Building
Market Hill
St Ives
PE27 5AL

07884 174689

About me

Looking for a psychotherapist can be stressful. Let me give you as much information to help you make this important decision.

My practice is situated in central St Ives, on the Market Hill in the Town Hall Building. My rooms are comfortable, convenient and discrete.

I don't have any staff so the entire process is confidential, as only I will answer my telephone (07884174689) or email ( The initial contact will be either by telephone or email to decide an appointment time.

I charge £40 per 50 minute 'therapeutic' hour. I do have concessions available, and charge less for students or people who are unemployed.
Play therapy is charged at £20 for 40 minutes
Feedback for parents is generally charged at £20 for 30 minutes

The process, expectations and goals of psychotherapy are decided together and shouldn't be worrying. I usually like to commit to the same time every week as I find this routine comforting for the client. I only ask that should you not be able to make an appointment you let me know 24 hours prior if possible. We will decide on the length of therapy together depending on the nature of the presenting issues. Ultimately you as the client are in charge of the process.

I am primarily a trained Person Centred Therapist. Although I am also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy {CBT}, and mindfulness. I believe the patterns of thought and emotions are created in the past, maintained in the current and need to be examined to be rectified by the client in the future.

Please refer to my webpage for further information and articles I have written and published.

PLEASE NOTE: Working with children and vulnerable adults it is recommended that your psychotherapist has a valid DBS check. Which I have from the time I arrived in the UK in 2013. I also have a Police Clearance Certificate from South Africa prior to that time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, as well as my Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees through the University of South Africa. I then was accepted into the Master's programme at the University of KwaZulu Natal graduating with a Master's in Counselling Psychology in 1999.

I registered as a Counselling Psychologist in 1999 with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and commenced my career in Private Practice, as well as various placements at Remedial Schools as a School Psychologist.

My private practice in South Africa spanned over 15 years and covered a range of clients and presentations. From adjustment disorders, stress and trauma, to mood and anxiety disorders.

Over the last 15 years I was subject to the CPD requirements of the Professional Board of Psychotherapy as a registered Counselling Psychologist, and kept abreast of the latest research and movements within Psychology.

After relocating to the UK I became a BACP member and completed the Certificate of Proficiency (As my training was abroad) which I passed and this allowed me to become a registered member.

In the UK I am subject to the ethical framework and CPD requirements of the BACP.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specifically my area of professional interest is the way anxiety is experienced alone or is interlaced with other mental health issues as well as physical conditions. Anxiety therefore can exist alone on a mild level, on a severe level and also in conjunction with other psychological conditions and with other illnesses such as chronic fatigue etc. The alleviating of that anxiety is the area my practice focuses on.


£40 for 50 minutes.
£20 for 40 minutes Play Therapy
£20 for 30 parents feedback
Concessions available please contact me to discuss

Further information

I have a professional interest in Anxiety.
Whether this is day to day coping with heightened levels of anxiety, or an anxiety disorder such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, a Phobia, or Social Anxiety. I am also interested in how anxiety relates to other conditions such as living with depression, and experiences such as trauma and even chronic health conditions.

Because anxiety is so physiological as well as psychological it demands a far more systemic approach drawing on tools from mindfulness (to regulate breathing and allow for relaxation), cognitive behavioural tips (to attack cognitive thought traps), and person centred therapy (to allow a healthy space to develop and self actualise).

Please consult my web page for further information around Anxiety.

Maps & Directions

St Ives, PE27 5AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays I have appointments available through out the day and afterhours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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