Kim Bowers MBACP (Accredited member of BACP)
18 Park Lane
01638 552453 / 07905699253
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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 people to understand 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. Because of this am able to be empathic, non judgemental, compassionate and insightful into how l hear and respond to your story.
People seek counselling for many different reasons such as: a crises or situation which may be old or just recently happened or feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. 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.
Thsee can affect relationships or you may find it hard to have positive relationships. This often is due past experience, 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 are very powerful and life is full of challenges for us human beings. It can be hard to detach from them at times 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 understand how you think, feel and respond in particular situations, and 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.
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 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
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Sessions are 50 minutes long and my fees are:
£40 for individuals
£60 for couples
Payment by cash or cheque only after each appointment.
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|