About me

Life is filled with trials and tribulations that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unable to see the potential for growth. Research and experience tell us that having a safe, accepting and curious space to explore how the events of our lives shape how we live can aid understanding, self-acceptance and growth.

​As an integrative counsellor with many years of community engagement and family support work behind me I draw inspiration from many sources to ensure support that is tailored to the needs of each individual client.

I believe that we all have the capacity to find the answers and solutions to the aspects of our life we want to change. In engaging with ideas and strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Existential Therapy and Philosophy and by creating an environment of acceptance I will work collaboratively with you to uncover and explore your therapeutic priorities.

Training, qualifications & experience

My journey to providing high quality therapeutic services began when working with families experiencing a myriad of complex issues including disabilities, mental health issues, poverty, risk of sexual exploitation and engagement with child protection proceeding.

During this time, it became apparent to me that by truly listening and being responsive to the desires and wants of those I supported, real lasting positive change was not only possible but achieved.

This began my long-standing commitment to approaching all my work with individuals and groups with integrity, an open heart and mind, a curiosity about the story being told and to offer support and clarity in setting and working towards goals.

Through my community development work I have been able to gain greater insight into how difficulties and struggles present themselves in our day to day lives and I use this learning to aid me in responding to each client both as the person present and from the view of how we exist in the world, recognising and honouring our uniqueness.

As a fully qualified integrative counsellor (BSc 1st class UEL) I endeavour to facilitate a safe, supportive yet challenging space where we can collaboratively gain insight and understanding around whatever presents as a priority for you.

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial 20min introduction session: free

Sessions: £50-60 (income and format dependant)

Availability

I endeavour to be as flexible as possible, please make contact to discuss availability.

Further information

During these difficult times I am committed to offering as stable a service as possible for clients, as such I will be offering online and telephone counselling only until such times that face to face is less likely to be interrupted by the current lockdown guidance.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kim Barclay

Kim Barclay