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(MBACP. Therapeutic Counselling)

About me

Caring, compassionate and easy to talk to counsellor/therapist.

So often we look after others but often forget to look after ourselves. It is important to make time for yourself and counselling is a place where you can work on yourself and resolve difficulties and worries in your life. 

I am happy you have found this site and are thinking about counselling. I know it can be daunting but I am happy to answer any of your questions, I am very approachable and down to earth and I offer a free half hour chat via phone/video or online where we can chat and talk over any worries you might have.

More About Me

My name is Kim and I am fully qualified integratively trained counselling therapist working in the Horsham/Billingshurst/Crawley area. I also work online and have taken additional specific training in working online.  I am happy to work face to face or via phone, video, email and chat.

I work with adults, older adults, teens and children and have experience across a number of areas, including anxiety, depression, relationships, etc. I have particular experience in working with special needs, disabilities, LGBTQ+.

How I Work

I am trained and work integratively, meaning I draw from a number of counselling and therapeutic modalities,  including person-centred/humanistic, psychodynamic, solutions-focussed, positive psychology and CBT modalities. I will always respond to your requirements and will adapt  your therapy to what works for you and what is most helpful to you.

I am able to offer, short-term, solutions-focussed and open-ended counselling therapy. I am also happy to offer Single Session Therapy.

What happens when you contact me?

I am happy for you to contact me, even if you are unsure what you want or need.

I will always do my best to reply as soon as possible, I understand you may be anxious and eager to speak to someone as soon as possible. I aim to reply within 24 hours, and often much sooner.

I am happy to answer and questions and usually offer a free initial conversation, on the phone or or via email/online, so we can talk about what you need and how we might work together.

After that, if you are happy, we can arrange our first session. This can be in-person or online/over the telephone.  I am trained in both face-to-face and online counselling.

I will usually send you a questionnaire so you can let me know what you want to work on; you can complete this online or I can print it out and we can go through it together in your first session.

The first session is a great place to talk about what's on your mind and to get an overview of what is going on for you.  You will then be able to decide whether you would like to continue and have further sessions.

Sometimes, a single session is all that's needed, sometimes more.  Sometimes I recommend a block of 6 sessions we will have a review towards the end - it's a good place to start if you are not sure how long you will need. You get to decide how many sessions you would like, and we will always have regular reviews to check things are still working for you.

There's no commitment if you decide after the initial session that it's not for you and equally if you feel the time isn't right yet you can always return later when you are ready.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online
    and Telephone Working 
  • ACTO and NCS accredited certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health
  • Mental Health Fist Aid
  • Level 4 Child Psychology
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Special Needs
  • Positive Psychology certificate
  • Play Therapy Certificate
  • Ongoing BSc Psychology and Counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Friendships and relationships,
  • School refusal/school bullying and stress at school.
  • Work-related issues and stress.
  • Mental health, self-harm.
  • Illness and long-term health conditions
  • LGBT+ gender and sexuality
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive psychology
  • Solutions-focussed therapy
  • Creative therapies

Photos & videos

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Counselling £45 per session for adults 
  • Counselling £40 per session for children/adolescents 
  • £50 per hour supervision 
  • Further concessions available for trainees and those on low income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work as flexibly as possible and am able to offer appointments for day-time, evening or weekends.  We can discuss together what works for you.

Further information

I have experience across a range of settings and difficulties and also have particular experience in working with teenagers,  learning difficulties, disabilities and special needs including ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties and Autism. I also actively enjoy working with gender/sexuality and LGBT+ issues.  I am experienced with chronic and long-term or terminal illness and bereavement. I work also often with parents and families of those affected by any of the above issues,

Horsham, West Sussex, RH12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is set within my garden so there are no stairs to climb.

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Trained, qualified Supervisor. Happy to work online or in person - Specifically trained in telephone/online and distance therapy.

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