Kim Bassiner-Traicos, MA (Couns.Psych), Reg. MBACP

Kim Bassiner-Traicos, MA (Couns.Psych), Reg. MBACP

9 Merlin Close
PE29 1LR

07884 174689

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About me

Looking for a psychotherapist can be stressful. Let me give you as much information to help you make this important decision.

I am a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor of mental health practitioners with a practice in Hartford. As my rooms are at home they are comfortable, convenient and discrete.

I don't have any staff so the entire process is confidential, as only I will answer my telephone (07884174689) or email ( The initial contact will be either by telephone or email to decide an appointment time.

I charge £50 per hour.

The process, expectations and goals of psychotherapy are decided together and shouldn't be worrying. I usually like to commit to the same time every week as this routine is comforting for the client. I only ask that should you not be able to make an appointment you let me know 24 hours prior if possible. We will decide on the length of therapy together depending on the nature of the presenting issues. Ultimately you as the client are in charge of the process.

I am primarily a trained Person Centred Therapist. Although I really I am integrative and use different techniques and approaches for different individuals. I believe the patterns of thought and emotions are created in the past, maintained in the current and need to be examined to be rectified by the client in the future.

Please refer to my webpage for further information and articles I have written and published.

I have particular professional interests in Trauma, PSTD, Chronic Illness, Anxiety and Depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communications, as well as my Bachelor of Arts Honours degrees through the University of South Africa. I then was accepted into the Master's programme at the University of KwaZulu Natal graduating with a Master's in Counselling Psychology in 1999.

I registered as a Counselling Psychologist in 1999 with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and commenced my career in Private Practice, as well as various placements at Remedial Schools as a School Psychologist.

My private practice in South Africa spanned over 15 years and covered a range of clients and presentations. From adjustment disorders, stress and trauma, to mood and anxiety disorders.

Over the last 15 years I was subject to the CPD requirements of the Professional Board of Psychotherapy as a registered Counselling Psychologist, and kept abreast of the latest research and movements within Psychology.

After relocating to the UK I became a BACP member and completed the Certificate of Proficiency (As my training was abroad) which I passed and this allowed me to become a registered member.

In the UK I am subject to the ethical framework and CPD requirements of the BACP.

From January 2016 to July 2017 I worked for a Cambridge children's counselling charity as Deputy Clinical Director and Outreach Project Leader but decided to focus on my independent counselling and supervision practice.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular professional interest in Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress, depression and anxiety and chronic illnesses.

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Further information

I have a professional interest in Anxiety.

Whether this is day to day coping with heightened levels of anxiety, or an anxiety disorder such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, a Phobia, or Social Anxiety. I am also interested in how anxiety relates to other conditions such as living with depression, and experiences such as trauma and even chronic health conditions.

Because anxiety is so physiological as well as psychological it demands a far more systemic approach drawing on tools from mindfulness (to regulate breathing and allow for relaxation), cognitive behavioural tips (to attack cognitive thought traps), and person centred therapy (to allow a healthy space to develop and self actualise).

Please consult my web page for further information around Anxiety.

Maps & Directions

Hartford, PE29 1LR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and Saturdays as well as online - please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a highly experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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