Kim Brown

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Nairn, Highland, IV12
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About me

About me:

Hi, I'm Kim of Safe & Sound Counselling. Let me support you while you work through any personal struggles or relationship worries that leave you feeling distressed, unappreciated, unheard or misunderstood, helping you to find your new way forward. As well as in my own private practice, I also work with individual clients on a volunteer basis as an Associate Counsellor with the UHI Inverness and with Counselling Care Skye & Lochalsh. 

How I work and what you can expect from a session with me:

I work with both individuals and Relationships to support movement towards desired outcomes and provide a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space for clients to discuss their worries. My aim is to support my clients with the option of my therapeutic and blended approach using my 2 areas of expertise, Counselling, and Peter Hess Sound Massage in a 90 min session to work together with my clients to help foster a deeper sense of calm, connection and communication. My space is one of inclusivity, relishing in the individuality of clients and their experiences. I pride myself on offering a warm, caring environment.
Counselling can be a daunting experience, with clients often feeling heard or understood for the first time, I offer the therapeutic sounds and vibrations of the Peter Hess Sound Massage Therapy Bowls as an optional element of my counselling sessions. I am the only counsellor in the Highlands offering this beautifully blended, dual-expertise approach to counselling and working with mental and physical wellbeing.
It is very important to me that all clients feel comfortable and that I am the right person for them to work with. I encourage and support open and honest discussions where clients feel they can say whatever they feel, and this includes whether they would like to move from our free introductory conversation to begin to work together in sessions.

In my practice, I work with both individuals and relationships (or anyone in an interpersonal relationship who needs support and help moving forward) who need a safe space to work through what is troubling them. I offer a safe and inclusive space, free from opinion and judgment. My focus is instead on the client and their individual experiences and emotions and I am passionate about supporting and empowering my client/clients to find their path and way forward, rather than using a one size fits all approach... I respect the individuality of my clients and getting to know who they are and supporting their reflections and any discoveries or awareness that may come forward in our time together. 

No one knows what is best for you better than you! Sometimes it just needs a space that is yours, offering empathic support and understanding of your world and the experiences within it, to find out what that looks and feels like for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied with the UHI and received my COSCA Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have an Advanced Certificate in Couples Therapy and a Certificate in Diversity within contemporary relationships which are COSRT and NCIP-accredited courses. I am a Peter Hess Sound Massage Practitioner certified through the Peter Hess Institut, Germany and a registered member of the European Association of Sound Massage Therapy. I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider and am trained to facilitate The Decider Skills program with clients. My passion and dedication for continued professional training and development are ever ongoing with even further training to add to my existing training in Trauma and PTSD and in Non-Violent Communication. 

As well as my private practice client work, I currently work as an Associate Counsellor with the UHI Inverness College and as a volunteer counsellor with Counselling Care Skye & Lochalsh. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 - £80.00

Additional information

£60 per 1.5-hour session (including Peter Hess Sound Massage Therapy). 

£40 per 1 hr session (if not choosing Peter Hess Element to be included in the session)

£80 per 1.5hr Couples Session (can include Peter Hess Sound Massage Therapy element if requested).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible with clients who work set shift patterns as I am aware it can be difficult to fit sessions in. (Please note this may not be available each time and there may be session gaps). 

Further information

What makes Safe & Sound Counselling different to others?

I also use Peter Hess Sound Massage as part of my 1.5hr sessions in my private counselling practice, using the Peter Hess therapy-grade Singing Bowls to provide a safe and calming space while working with the issues clients bring. I am the only Peter Hess Sound Massage Practitioner in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and the only counsellor in the Highlands and Islands to offer this beautiful therapeutic blend of Person Centred Counselling and Peter Hess Sound Massage Therapy.

The bowls are used for a 15 min relaxation at the start and end of a session to promote a feeling of safety and calm for the session and to help ground the client at the end of a session before they rejoin the outside world if there has been any difficult or upsetting part of the session. The bowls can also be used by a client at any point during a session where the client may feel they may want the added support of the sounds and vibrations. 

Nairn, Highland, IV12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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