Kim Davies Reg. MBACP
I’m Kim Davies, a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Milton Keynes. Practicing since 2010, I have supported clients with a wide range of issues, from relationships, self-esteem and anxiety to stress and family troubles. In addition to my broader experience, I have particular expertise in working with young people (ages 13+) and with issues around gender and sexuality. I trained in the person-centred approach and my values remain rooted in that tradition but my practice has evolved to encompass theory and techniques and other approaches.
Relational issues are a specialty so whether you are struggling with relationships with colleagues, family or partners, we can work through that together. I also have a lot of experience supporting clients to develop their self-esteem and confidence, or to tackle low mood and depression. I am also experienced at working with clients who worry a lot, have anxiety or perhaps are struggling with shyness or social isolation.
Equality and diversity are a passion of mine and I've worked a lot with gender and sexual diversity so you can be sure of an accepting welcome by me, whatever your background or identity.
Feedback from my clients suggest that I am a warm, intuitive and attentive practitioner, someone you can really be open with.
Firmly committed to ethical practice and professional development, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and obtained the Certificate of Proficiency to evidence safe practice. I also undertake regular Continuous Professional Development (recent examples include Compassion Focused Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Approach and working with change during adolescence).
I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. I hold an OCN Level 4 qualification in Counselling Supervision and have years of experience managing counsellors in agency settings. My approach to supervision is supportive, encouraging, boundaried and clear. If you are seeking a supervisor, we can start with an informal discussion and there is no charge for an initial meeting. I charge £40 per hour for supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have been in counsellng practice since 2010. During this time, I have undertaken Continuous Professional Development on a wide range of issues, from self-harm and working with depression to sexual health and supporting those experiencing domestic violence.
I have an OCN Level 4 qualification in Counselling Supervision.
Underpinning my interest in social issues and diversity, my undergraduate degree is BA (Hons) in Sociology and Gender Studies.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
We will begin with an initial session; this gives us a chance to meet each other, an opportunity to talk through what is going on in life for you and, importantly, time to explore your hopes and expectations around counselling. It creates a space for us to explore how we might work together and we can discuss the timescales for counselling too.
Initial sessions last up to 50 minutes.
After the initial session, if we decide to work together, we will then embark on regular counselling sessions. These tend to be on a weekly basis, usually at the same time each week, and will last for 50 minutes.
The fee for counselling is £45 per session. If you are a trainee counsellor, I offer a reduced rate of £35 per session. Payment is made by cash at the beginning of each session. Let me know if you would prefer to pay via BACS.
I hold an OCN Level 4 qualification in Counselling Supervision and have years of experience managing counsellors in agency settings. My approach to supervision is supportive, encouraging, boundaried and clear. If you are seeking a supervisor, we can start with an informal discussion and there is no charge for an initial meeting. I charge £40 per hour for supervision.
If you would like to explore whether counselling could be of benefit to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can have an initial discussion over the telephone if you prefer, or we can book an initial session to explore how we can work together.