Kim Parish MA, Registered Member MBACP ( Snr. Accred.)
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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.
My practice is within walking distance of Reading town centre and easy reach of bus services. Parking is always available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer both daytime and early evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been trained from an Integrative perspective.View supervision profile