Erika Kim BA(Hons) MBACP

Erika Kim BA(Hons) MBACP

Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17

07927 055858

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About me

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 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

Accredited register membership

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)
  • Spirituality

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

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 I would speak English in our sessions.

Please contact me if you would like more information.

Maps & Directions

Watford, WD17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Korean

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Parents may bring babies to session.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples