Kim Bowers MBACP (Accredited)
18 Park Lane
01638 552453 / 07905699253
Hello and welcome!
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 and supporting people to understand and overcome obstacles that may have become a barrier in life.
People seek counselling for many different reasons but mainly because of feelings that become difficult and uncomfortable or emotions that start to fill up the day and can, at their extreme, become unable to control.
These feelings may have arisen because of a situation or circumstance, relationship challenges or breakdown, or a past experience 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 are very powerful in most of us human beings. It can be hard to detach from them and without someone to share our inner experiences, it can become very isolating. When we're feeling vulnerable often the need for protection arises. This can present itself in the need to keep others out, hide, not share, through fear of being judged or ridiculed, or the fear that you will be rejected if others truly know the real you.
I work with a gentle yet engaging approach, helping you to get in touch with a deeper part of yourself, to bring to the surface more of an understanding about how you think, feel and respond in particular situations, and why. Together, in a relaxed safe environment, we create the space to explore the obstacles that are causing 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.
I completed my training in 1998 at West Suffolk College where l gained my experience as part of the student counselling team, supporting many students who came to use the service.
I have been in private practice in Newmarket since 2007, and have a quiet room in a practice where other therapies are offered.
Previously, l have worked in the voluntary sector 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 the stresses and strains that impact on individuals and therefore their families. Most recently, I have worked to support new parents struggling with the challenges they face in adapting to their new lives.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Sessions are 50 minutes long and my fees are:
£40 for individuals
£60 for couples
Payment by cash or cheque only,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|