Erika Kim BA(Hons), Registered Member MBACP
153 The Parade
Have you been considering therapy for awhile? Or perhaps this is your first time and you landed here. Have you been describing yourself as feeling sad or going through depression or anxiety? 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.
Finding a counsellor can be a daunting task. How do we know which one to choose? 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.
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 High Street. My office has been intentionally designed for therapy with comfortable seating and lighting. It's time for self-investment so I will take that seriously too.
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
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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
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 newborns 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