Caring, compassionate and easy to talk to counsellor/therapist.
Taking care of yourself is important but can be hard to do, we look after others but often forget to look after ourselves. It is important to take time for yourself and counselling is a step towards looking after yourself and to resolving difficulties and understanding yourself better.
I am so pleased you have found this site and are wondering about counsellors and counselling. I am happy to answer any of your questions, I am very approachable and down to earth and always happy to talk over any worries you might have about counselling.
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. This means I can work face to face or work remotely via phone, email and online.
I am experienced with working across a number of areas, including special needs, disabilities, LGBT etc and am experienced and able to work with children over 10, teenagers and adults.
How I Work
I am trained and work integratively, meaning I am able to draw from a number of counselling and therapeutic modalities, e.g. person-centred/humanistic, psychodynamic, solutions-focussed, positive psychology and CBT modalities. My main aim is that I am able to 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.
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
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
- Positive psychology
- Solutions-focussed therapy
- Creative therapies
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session with concessions available for work with children/adolescents and those on low incomes.
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.
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,