Kim Coussell - Seahorse Psychotherapy
As a BACP registered, Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor and Psychotherapist I offer a therapeutic environment that is holistic in nature incorporating elements of various psychological models. Within this experience of psychotherapy, there is a consideration of the range of human experience including behavioural, cognitively, psychological, physiological and spirituality. I appreciate the variety of human experience and the elements of oneself which are inherent that influence how we see ourselves and perceive our life experiences. I provide a supportive space to explore how you may have been shaped by your experiences and this can result in an improved understanding of oneself often leading to personal empowerment and increased resilience and life satisfaction.
I am a depth psychotherapist and my integrative training allows me to draw from a wide range of modalities which include but are not limited to psychodynamic, attachment theory, gestalt, person-centred and dreams. Creative expression through the incorporation of art, writing, visualisation or delving into one’s world of dreams offers other ways of being in sessions which takes one beyond words and into the lands of symbolism.
I have experience working with various challenges around such as relationship breakdown, family dynamics, parenting, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anxiety, abuse, women's issues, redundancy, people pleasing and work related pressures.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications from Birkbeck University of London:
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Group Dynamics
- Certificate in Psychoanalytical Psychology
- Diploma in Counselling and Counselling Skills
Qualifications from Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, London:
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am passionate about dreams and welcome my clients to bring their dreams.