Kath Wilmers

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Taunton Wellbeing Centre
Foundry Cottage
Foundry Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1JJ

Wellington
Somerset
TA21

07940 587068

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Taunton Wellbeing Centre
Foundry Cottage
Foundry Road
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1JJ

Wellington
Somerset
TA21

07940 587068

About me

My Background

I have worked as a qualified and accredited counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher of counsellors/psychotherapists for 28 years. I initially trained as a Person Centred counsellor and then supervisor offering individual and group work to adults in educational settings, the charity sector and in private practice. I am also qualified to offer Couple Therapy. I have experience of supervising practitioners in the fields of NHS mental ill health, primary and secondary schools, further and higher education and charitable agencies working across a wide range of client difficulties. Thirteen years ago I also gained an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy which has enabled me to incorporate my longstanding mindfulness practice and my commitment to Buddhist values into my therapeutic work.

Alongside my work as a Core Process Psychotherapist, I teach trainee Core Process Psychotherapists and offer Person Centred supervision. As a Core Process Psychotherapist I have been registered with UKCP since 2010. As a qualified and experienced teacher of adults, I also offer relational skills training tailored to the individual’s interpersonal and self-identified needs. I positively welcome diverse people from across the community spectrum of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexualities, disabilities and cultural backgrounds. I believe that all our individualities are vital to healthy relationships and to wider society.

Core Process Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is about entering into a relationship with a professional who is genuinely motivated to be welcoming, warmly accepting of you as a person and skilled in helping you to talk about whatever difficulties you may have. This much can be rightfully claimed by any psychotherapist; a Core Process Psychotherapist will also offer unconditional kindness, non-judgemental compassionate presence, the potential for joyful insight and a resourcing calmness in the face of the difficulty that you may be experiencing. By listening carefully and aiding the development of your own understandings, as a Core Process Psychotherapist I provide a confidential place of safety, mutual respect, space to think and sensitive joint exploration so that you can consider your everyday and past experiences and your ‘inner world’. Whatever traumas have caused you feelings of disquiet, anxiety and agitation, low mood, loss or general unhappiness can be shared and reflected on without fear of judgement or pressure to act.

People come into therapy for many different reasons; general health concerns or work issues often can be resolved relatively quickly. Sometimes difficulties have deep and historical roots. Early life wounding that may underlie habitual patterns of thinking and behaviour can create defensive reactions and/or numbing blocks to healthy embodiment that are actually no longer protective or productive. Core Process Psychotherapy can help to identify and transform these outmoded and counterproductive ways of seeing and responding to the world.

Core Process Psychotherapy is a mindfulness based, psycho-spiritual approach to therapy that rests in the belief that, at the core of ourselves as humans we are fundamentally healthy beings and able to maintain a healthy relationship to life. The development of our ordinary, everyday awareness is seen as key to our potential for discovering this health and access to well-being. This gentle and sensitive form of therapy, draws on Western psychotherapy traditions and Buddhist psychology and is firmly rooted in the understanding that our potential to connect with ourselves and others is realised through any form of genuine therapeutic relationship.

The Practicalities

Core Process Psychotherapy is usually undertaken as a commitment to work together over a period of time, initially as a series of hour long weekly or in very difficult circumstances twice weekly sessions. Ideally, these are scheduled for a regular day and time. We would review our therapy relationship after six sessions to see how the therapy is going for you and to make a contract for further sessions if you wish to continue. You are of course free to bring the therapy contract to an end at any point. I am able to arrange for an accessible ground floor space for those who may use a wheelchair but otherwise work out of a first floor room.

I offer short and long term contracts in response to clients preferences and needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Early experience in community development, working with women 'returners' and long term unemployed people, adult educator and centre manager.

  • Advanced diploma in counselling
  • Certificate in person-centred supervision
  • Certificate of teaching in adult & further education
  • MA in counselling studies
  • Certificate in couple & relationship counselling
  • MA in core process psychotherapy
  • Experience of working in a charity providing counselling for those suffering addictions and training voluntary counsellors
  • Experience as counsellor, supervisor and trainer in further and higher educational settings
  • Currently work as counsellor/psychotherapist in private practice and as a tutor on MA level psychotherapy training at the Karuna Institute, Devon.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual Therapy/Counselling: £50 per hour or £280 per six hour block fee

Couple Therapy: £60 per hour or £340 per six hour block fee

Personal Development Group: £30 per 2 hour session (minimum group of six people; apply to join waiting list)

Individual Supervision: £50 per hour or £70 per 1.5 hours

Group Supervision: £35 per 2 hour session (minimum group of six people; apply to join waiting list)

Interpersonal Confidence through Learning to Listen: £40 per hour or £220 per six hour block fee

Some concessionary fees negotiable on the basis of financial hardship

Further information

  • I offer some telephone and on-line sessions if necessary in exceptional circumstances

Maps & Directions

Taunton, TA1 1JJ
Wellington, TA21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Thursday all day

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups