Kim Oliver, Ad Prof Dip PC.
Hello I'm Kim. I am a qualified, experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with Individuals and Couples in St Albans. I help clients to work through their issues without feeling judged, to talk safely and feel supported, in strictest confidence, offering the opportunity to explore how they truly feel and get to the root of the problem, which is rarely possible with friends or family.
Clients come to me for help with Anxiety, Relationship problems, Depression, Panic Disorder, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Stress and Burnout, Anger Management, Low confidence, Low Self Esteem, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Trauma, OCD, Addiction and more. Life can be very difficult at times and often I see clients who have been too strong for too long which has compounded their feelings of anxiety and exhaustion. I also have many years experience in successfully coaching and mentoring clients who feel stuck in their current circumstances.
Talking in a safe space is helpful to explore your problems and understand how you deal with them, re-frame them and look at alternative options for a better outcome, whilst learning new coping skills to help you to deal with future difficult experiences and build your resilience.
The knowledge and self awareness you gain from counselling, as to how you operate in the world, helps you to improve your relationships, reduce anxiety, make better decisions and address problems that may be preventing you from fully engaging in life, helping you to face the future with a sense of optimism.
I offer Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling which means that I can utilise the most relevant approach to achieve the best outcome for you, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, etc.
I also work as a Counsellor at both St Albans Bereavement Matters and at Harmony Mediation offices. I am a Registered, Individual Member of the BACP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice. I am also a Registered and Accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. I also attend regular Supervision and Continuing Professional Development.
Please email, text or phone me if you would like to arrange a free initial telephone consultation to see if I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Tavistock Institute: Couples Therapy
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling
Coaching Skills Part II
Coaching Skills Part I
Fellow, Institute of Sales & Marketing Management
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Couples Counselling
- Grief and Loss
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
£40.00 per one hour session for individuals.
£60.00 per one hour session for couples.
BY CAR: My consulting room is on Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 where there is one hour free
parking on the street and a multi-storey car park within five minutes walk.
BY TRAIN: The nearest train station is St Albans City Overground station which is 0.5 mile
or approximately a ten minute walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to discuss current availability.
Types of client