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Erika Kim BA(Hons) MBACP

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3
07927 055858
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3

About me

(During this sensitive pandemic with Covid-19, I understand that stress, anxiety and panic attacks may be increased at this time. Please note, in response to this, additional early morning and late evening online video appointments have been made available at this time to be suitable especially for those who are working non-conventional hours during this unprecedented time. I am also offering concession fees for keyworkers. Please email for more information. Wishing everyone well.)

Let's get to the point. You're tired of the same cycle. You're excited to start with a fresh new slate, but you also know it means having to address some difficult chapters. You wonder if you will ever get married, that promotion will ever show itself, find joy in the mundane, or be freed from the worries you have been facing for years.

Life can see different seasons of difficulty. Perhaps it's not a season and you have recognised a pattern in your life and you are just tired of seeing that same old result and want to explore what's been happening. Sometimes things happen and you wonder whether it has always been this way or if there is something more you cannot see. You wonder if you have depression or anxiety. Sometimes life happens so quickly, that we don't even understand how we got to the point we have reached. You're pretty tired with where things have been going.

Finding a therapist can be a daunting task. One of my priorities is to ensure you feel comfortable and safe to be able to share your story in confidentiality and feel no judgment. You don't want to waste time and neither do I want to waste yours.

Counselling can be a space to process and reflect as we take the time to take care of ourselves. It ultimately is an investment for the future that you want to hold and a way forward from past pain.

To read more about me or my work, please visit my website. Link above.

My office is based within walking distance from Croxley tube station. My office has been intentionally and stylishly designed for 'Me' time. Coffee, tea or water is provided so you do not have to rush to get your drink before session. There is a cafe nearby should you desire some other bites or drinks. There is also parking available on site. It's time for self-investment so I will take that seriously too. I also understand if it is difficult for you to leave your home for personal or scheduling reasons, difficulty finding a childminder or do not have a counsellor near your home for which I offer online video counselling. Please email for further information.


Nearest tube station: Croxley

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • BA(Hons) Theology & Counselling
  • BS Health Science

Experience

My training included a BA(Hons) in a BACP accredited course, ensuring quality and accountability training. My counselling experience has included working within a counselling agency as well as having my own private practice. I have worked with both individuals and couples.

I have a diverse work experience which has aided me positively in being able to work with a diverse clientele. I regularly take part in ongoing CPD courses which form part of my continual professional development.

I cover many topics, but within these, I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, women's issues, maternal mental health, relationship issues, cultural issues and spirituality. As a New Yorker living here, I am also able to help with expat/repat topics such as, transitioning into a new culture, missing home, and cultural identity. Having a diverse cultural background myself and having worked in two of the most diverse cities in the world, New York and London, I am familiar with different cultural identity issues. In New York, I worked with young persons and adults in the Korean American community, who were dealing with difficulties/conflict with their parents stemming from cultural differences.

Please see the list for all the topics I work with.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cultural Issues (Third Culture Kid, Third Culture Adult Identity issues, Expat or Repatriate issues, conflict with parents or children due to differences in cultural upbringing)
  • Women's Issues (General, Relationship Issues, Maternal Mental Health)
  • Marriage Counselling (Pre-marital counselling and Post-marital counselling for couples)
  • Spirituality

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Initial assessments/consultations £40

All sessions following

Individuals £60
Couples £80

Out of Hours Sessions (Early mornings and late evenings) Please email for rates

I offer both face-to-face and global online video counselling. Concessions for counselling students or those on a low income are limited, please enquire further in email to see if available. Please refer to my website or contact me for further details.

www.erikakimcounselling.com

www.instagram.com/erikakim_counselling

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am able to accommodate mothers who need to bring their babies to our sessions. Prams also welcome.

I also offer counselling to Korean speaking clients who are more comfortable speaking in Korean, however please note, I would speak English in our sessions.

Please contact me if you would like more information.

Croxley Green
Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire
WD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Korean

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Parents may bring babies under 12 months to session. Therapy space welcomes prams and a space for babies to play during session if clients need to bring their babies. There is also a baby changing facility.

Availability

Short term clients only. Early morning and late evenings available online.

Therapy space welcomes parents who need to bring their babies in prams or a space for their baby to play.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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