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 a Senior Accredited Practitioner for Children and Young People (CYP).

I am a BUPA Recognised Mental Health and Wellbeing Therapist.

I am registered with Aviva Insurance to provide counselling services.

I worked in a Further Education institution for 13 years providing pastoral support and counselling to young people. I have experience of working as a volunteer counsellor at a youth and adult counselling agency.

I worked for many years in further education and have experience not only in counselling but all pastoral care together with supporting teaching staff in helping young people with the transition from education to work.

I offer individual supervision to therapists working in private practice and therapists who are employed by various organisations involving young people and adults.   I am a group supervisor at a youth counselling agency.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Wide experience of working with young people 16 years and above.


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.

My consulting room is situated on the first floor.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I can offer both daytime and evening appointments and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been trained from an Integrative perspective, specialising in psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt, transactional analysis and CBT.

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