Kim Parish MA, Registered Member MBACP ( Snr. Accred.)

Kim Parish MA, Registered Member MBACP ( Snr. Accred.)

About me

As a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist I offer one to one therapy sessions with adults and young people who may be experiencing difficulties within their lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life changes, personal and family relationship issues, bereavement, addictions or anything that they feel might be having an impact on their emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

I strongly believe that all issues that people may bring are of equal importance and I feel that counselling is for anyone who feels they are in a difficult place in their lives and might have a need for some help from someone who is not involved personally and can therefore give honest and non-judgemental support. 

As a psychodynamic counsellor I work with the issues that people bring with the belief that sometimes past experiences may influence present ones and these can be looked at using a reflective and interpretative process. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which myself and my client can work together to look at how best to deal with their problems. I offer both short and long term counselling with an initial assessment in which I can establish my client's needs for future therapeutic work. The importance of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is paramount in my work and provides the base from which therapy begins.

I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and hold professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Masters and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Reading University and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am included on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I am registered with Aviva Insurance to provide counselling services.

My private practice has been running since 2008.

I was the Clinical  Manager of a Counselling Service in a large Further Education College for over ten years working with young people and adults.  I have experience of working as a volunteer counsellor at a youth and adult counselling agency.

I offer individual supervision to therapists working in private practice and therapists who are employed by various organisations involving young people and adults.

I have previously worked as a group counselling supervisor at a youth counselling agency and at a centre supporting vulnerable women.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in working with older adults.


Counselling Sessions are charged at £50.00.

Supervision sessions are charged at £50 for one hour and £60 for 1.5 hours.

Further information

My practice is within walking distance of Reading town centre and easy reach of bus services.  Parking is always available.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

My consulting room is situated on the first floor.


I can offer both daytime and early evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been trained from an Integrative perspective.

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