Kim Bowers MBACP (Accredited member of BACP)
18 Park Lane
- Please note: Full at present In both London and Newmarket and l am holding a waiting list. Thank you.
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Hello and welcome!
We all have our stories, they can have many chapters, these create the book of our life.
You will find yourself here as you or someone you know will be feeling overwhelmed or certainly challenged by life.
I work in Newmarket and Rotherhithe, London, helping people to understand their story and overcome obstacles that may have become barriers in life.
I bring 16 years professional experience, and a wealth of personal experience of the challenges of being human into the therapeutic relationship, with this depth of understanding l am empathic, non judgemental, compassionate and insightful into how l hear and respond to your story.
People seek therapy for many different reasons such as: a crises or situation which may be old or just recently happened or feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, stuck and/or dissatisfied, disengaged with life and unable to move onto another chapter in life.It may be that your suffering with obsessive thoughts or low self-esteem.
These thoughts and feelings can become difficult, uncomfortable and may feel like your carrying around baggage or feel weighty- this can feel physical.
These stories can affect relationships or you may find it hard to have positive relationships. This often is due past experience and stories or old ways of relating that you are unable to move out of because it still causes you pain, anger or distress. It may be that you don’t understand why you feel the way you do or that the feeling has crept up on you without any warning.
Feelings and stories are very powerful and life is full of challenges for us human beings, it can be hard to detach from them at times. WIthout someone to share our inner experiences with life can become very isolating.
When we're feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable often the need for protection arises. This can present itself in the need to keep others out, and keep yourself 'in' and not share the stories that can go round in the mind. This can be through fear of being judged or ridiculed, or the fear that you will be rejected if others truly know the real you. It may be hard to hear yourself tell your story and your not sure what will follow.
I work with a gentle yet dynamic and engaging approach, helping you to understand how you think, feel and respond in particular situations and in relationships and why. Together, in a relaxed safe environment, we create the space to explore the obstacles that are causing you difficulties, helping you to gain insight, and enabling you to take control of the relationships and circumstances in your life.
A successful counselling relationship is based on:
- Mutual respect and building trust
- Mutual appreciation of the importance of the relationship
- An understanding that gaining a positive outcome may involve working through pain and resistance
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred/Psychodynamic Counselling
- Post Diploma in Counselling
- Accredited Member of BACP (British Association Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- I am committed to ongoing continual professional development and l attend various training and workshops.
- A commitment to my own personal journey and inner development.
I completed my training in 1998. Intially l worked as part of the student welfare counselling team,within a higher education setting supporting students with a broad range of age, backgrounds and challengets who came to use the service. I have been in private practice for 16 years.
ln the past l worked in advocating and supporting families where mental health has had an impact on their lives.
This work led me to work with a wide range of people from different ethnic, social, economic and cultural backgrounds and has given me a greater understanding of human condition, stresses and strains that impact on individuals and therefore their relationships and families.
I also worked with parents and have a depth of understanding both personal and professional of the emotional challenges of parenting, and of being new parent and the emotions, challenges and struggles which can arise from this.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Sessions are 50 minutes long and my fees are:
£40 for individuals
£60 for couples
Payment by cash or cheque only after each appointment Please there is no cash machine.
l review my fees annually and due to this are subject to change.
These will be discussed and negotiated within the therapy if/when appropriate.
Location in London:
SE16 ilocation a 10 minute walk or 4 minute bus ride from the B1 platform at Canada Water bus station on the C10 or 381 in direction of Waterloo or Victoria,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Wednesday in Newmarket 8-7.30. Thursday and Friday in London 10-7.30
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|