Erika Kim BA(Hons), Registered Member MBACP
Happy New Year! Or is it? The new year rings in new goals and resolutions. You're excited to start with a fresh new slate, but you also know it means having to address some difficult chapters. Sometimes things happen and you wonder whether it has always been there or if there is something more you cannot see. You wonder if you have depression or anxiety. You wonder if these relationship issues will ever go away and begin to panic.
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 life happens so quickly, that we don't even understand how we got to the point we are at. You're pretty tired with where things have been going.
Finding a counsellor 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.
My office is based conveniently on the Watford High Street. 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. 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.
Nearest station: Watford Junction (Overground) , Watford High Street (Overground), Watford (Tube)
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- BA(Hons) Theology & Counselling
- BS Health Science
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
- Marriage Counselling (Pre-marital counselling and Post-marital counselling for couples)
Initial assessments/consultations £40
All sessions following
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.
I am able to accommodate mothers who need to bring their babies to our sessions in my Watford office as well as online.
I also offer counselling to Korean speaking clients who are more comfortable speaking Korean, however I would speak English in our sessions.
Please contact me if you would like more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client