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Please note I am at full capacity and not accepting new clients due to counselling frontline staff

Looking forward to face to face counselling options in Spring 2021

This current crisis has propelled counsellors to work online. This is an area I have experience in and had been advocating as the future of therapy. I offer a variety of options and am flexible in finding a solution to allow clients to access therapy during this time of worldwide crisis.

Online video options– Skype, Whatsapp Video Call, Facetime, Zoom and V See
These options are perfect if the client can ensure they have the time in a quiet place for them to conduct the session without interruptions.

Telephonic options– This is suitable for those that do not wish to conduct video or text sessions. It does require a quiet place however.

Online real time text options– Text, Whatsapp Message
For those clients that are unable to video call due to various issues text in real time can be incredibly valuable. This would mean that I set aside the time as I would a normal session to be available to conduct a text session.

Time and Price Options       60 minutes - £50
                                                30 Minutes - £25

Sessions are prepaid via BACS or Paypal Transfer
If we continue before payment I reserve the right to end therapy if sessions remain unpaid.

All platforms for online work have been heavily criticised over the last few years however if the client is aware of the limitations and is happy to continue these platforms should not be discounted. The most secure, that I am aware of at this current time is V SEE.

DATA PROTECTION ONLINE – Please know that I am the only person who has any access to my electronic devises and these are all additionally password protected.
I am a registered with the ICO Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/

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 (kimtraicos@gmail.com). The initial contact will be either by telephone or email to decide an appointment time.

I charge £45 per hour in person and I offer a variety of online options to suit each client.

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 Bereavement.

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.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£45 an hour


Please note I am at full capacity and not accepting new clients due to counselling frontline staff

Further information

I have a professional interest in Anxiety, trauma and bereavement.
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 in particular.

9 Merlin Close
PE29 1LR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a highly experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

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

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