All of us at some time in our life will face difficulties and coping can become increasingly hard. We may realise that we want to make changes and need support. It is often difficult talking to friends or family about the things that trouble us most. That's where it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor. A counsellor is trained to listen and understand your life and experiences without judgement. Working together in this safe environment, you will have the space to explore and better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This will help you to make decisions about the changes that you want in your life or to enable you to accept and come to terms with those things you cannot change. Counselling can empower you to overcome your difficulties, to grow and develop and to move forward.
I work in an integrative way, using a core approach of Person-Centred Counselling, along with tools and techniques from other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Transactional Analysis. Fundamentally, I believe that you, as a client, are the best expert in your own life and situation. Given the right environment, where you will be truly heard and accepted unconditionally – I believe that you will have the ability to overcome your difficulties and find your own solutions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Counselling skills (Level 2)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) – Integrating CBT, TA and Person centred theories
Awareness in Bereavement (2 month course) – run by Cruse Bereavement Care
Using simple CBT Techniques 1 day training course
Introduction to CBT for Person Centred Counsellors 1 day training course
Working with Psychological Trauma 1 day training course
Mindfulness Workshop 1 day training course.
I have extensive experience supporting adults, young people and children in a variety of settings. I have in excess of ten year's experience working within the field of addiction and supporting those who are affected by someone else's drug/alcohol use. In addition to running a private practice, I also work as a Senior Counsellor within the prison service. I have also worked as a Cruse bereavement counsellor, providing free and confidential counselling to anyone above the age of five who has been affected by bereavement.
All of my work is in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and their ethical framework for good practice. I have also completed the BACP certificate of proficiency so am now a registered member of the association.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Within my private practice I provide both long and short term counselling for adults, young people and couples. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are arranged at a time convenient for both parties – this can be evenings and weekends. My fees are currently £40 per hour for individuals and £50 per hour for couples and this is reviewed annually. I believe that counselling should be accessible to all, therefore I am happy to negotiate my fees for those on a limited income.
I undertake face-to-face counselling in my own house in Oakley, Buckinghamshire. I am also able to provide counselling in the client's home if this is preferable. In addition I also have experience providing online counselling via Skype, as well as telephone/email counselling.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss these options further.
- "Kim was a fantastic person that helped me beat my addictions and she helped me find the strength and faith in myself to become the person I am today". S, Aylesbury
- "Highly recommend this lovely lady - she helped and guided me from a young age and when I struggled the hardest. If you want someone to listen, then Kim is your lady". E, Buckingham
- "After helping me find myself, Kim not only inspired me but held my hand through all my challenges big and small". E, High Wycombe
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